Haydock Park Racecourse
Haydock Park Racecourse is a prestigious racing ground situated in Haydock, Merseyside. Known for it’s mixed course that allows for both Flat racing and National Hunt racing, Haydock Park Racecourse is a left-handed oval of 1 mile and 5 furlongs.
Map To Haydock Park Racecourse
Address: Saint Helens, Merseyside, WA12 0
Phone: 01942 725 963
History of Haydock Park Racecourse
The history of Haydock Park can be traced back to the link between itself and that of several meetings first instituted at Newton-le-Willows in 1752. Those Newton meetings continued right through until 1898, and since that time it has always become a common statement that the true Lancastrian has always been interested in horses and racing.
After the Second World War, Haydock Park began to take off as a popular venue for racing, as a train line between Manchester and Liverpool was built opposite the course’s entrance.
In 2008, Haydock Park Racecourse saw 29 days of racing, which included some of the best Flat and National Hunt racing meets in the country. Several of the races were televised on Racing UK, the subscription racing channel that screens Haydock Park events.
Notable Races at Haydock Park Racecourse
Unlike most racecourses throughout the United Kingdom, Haydock Park does not boast one or more races as their prime annual events. Instead, the course hosts several popular meets cross Flat and National Hunt racing.
Prominent events include:
- Haydock Sprint Cup
- John of Gaunt Stakes
- Lancashire Oaks
- Rose of Lancaster Stakes
- Silver Bowl
- Temple Stakes
National Hunt Races
- Betfair Chase
- Blue Square Gold Cup
- Champion Hurdle Trial
- Peter Marsh Chase
- Prestige Novices’ Hurdle
- Rendlesham Hurdle
- Swinton Handicap Hurdle
How to get to Haydock Park Racecourse
Haydock Park Racecourse can be reached via rail, public transport, and road. If you are travelling by car, the Parking at Haydock Park Racecourse is free during the racing season.
- Rail: The nearest station to Haydock Park Racecourse is Newton-le-Willows on the Manchester (Piccadilly) to Liverpool (Lime Street) line. On the main London/Glasgow line the nearest stations are Warrington and Wigan - both approximately 8 miles from the racecourse.
- Public Transport: Visitors can travel to the racecourse by bus using the following services; the 620 (Ashton to Haydock), the 320 (St. Helens to Wigan).
- Road: Haydock Park is located just one mile from Junction 23 of the M6. Racegoers with reserved car park passes and coach parties should enter the course from the A49. The main car park is accessed from the A580 East.
Haydock Park Racecourse Facilities
Dining – With a host of dinner venues and bars across the racecourse, Haydock Park is able to cater to thousands of patrons throughout the year. Prestigious dinners, balls, and galas are held annually at the racecourse, with bookings available outside of the racing season.
Wedding/Events: With a huge variety of rooms available for functions and events, Haydock Park is one of the most popular venues to host weddings and conferences. With room capacities and prices to suit all patrons, weddings can be held in six stylish suites throughout the racecourse.
Disabled Access: Haydock Park Racecourse has a large array of restructured facilities that are now available for use by patrons using wheelchairs. There are Reserved Car Park spaces, special elevated viewing docks, and disabled toilets. In addition, all bars and catering facilities are accessible for wheelchair users.