Haydock Park - British Racecourse
Located bang in the middle between Manchester and Liverpool.
About Haydock Park Racecourse:
Haydock Park is often advertised as being conveniently situated at equal distances from both Manchester and Liverpool and yet in spite of this close proximity, the actual course is in a setting of woodland and tree-lined avenues.
Owned and operated by The Jockey Club, Haydock Park has become the scene of some of the most popular and attended events in the Northern racing calendar, including the Grand National Trial in February, The Temple Stakes in May, the Old Newton Cup and Lancashire Oaks in July, the Sprint Cup in September and the Betfair Chase in November. All children aged 17 and under gain access to the racecourse free of charge (except for music nights).
Course Details: Flat- Left-handed oval, galloping, 1m5f round, with 4 1/2f run-in.
National Hunt- Left-handed, flat and galloping. Drop fences and long run-in on chase
course. Old hurdle course suits gallopers; new course much sharper.
A Circuit of 1m 5f.
Getting there, directions and parking:
Driving - For Sat Nav users, enter the postcode WA3 3QP or co-ordinates 53.474457/-2.611738
Train - The nearest train station to Haydock Park Racecourse is Newton-le-Willows, available on trains running from Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria and Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street. On the main London to Glagow line the nearest stations are Warrington Bank Quay and Wigan North Western which are both approximately 8 miles from the racecourse.
(Note: On certain race days throughout the year a complimentary shuttle bus is run from Newton-le-Willows Station to the Racecourse a couple of hours prior to and after racing.
Bus - Visitors can travel to the racecourse by bus using the following services. The 620 (St Helens to Hindley Green via Ashton and Haydock) and the 320 (St Helens to Wigan via Ashton and Haydock).
Parking - All parking is free of charge at the racecourse.
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Places to stay nearby:
Pentahotel Warrington (6.1 miles)
Aston Avenue, Birchwood Business Park, Warrington WA3 6ZN, England
Tel: 01925 847050
Premier Inn Haydock Hotel (1.9 miles)
Yew Tree Way, Golborne, Warrington WA3 3JD, England
Tel: 0871 527 8500
The Robin Hood (0.5 miles)
1 Bolton Road, Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan WN4 8AA
Tel: 01942 721560
Parr Arms (11.1 miles)
Grappenhall Ln, Warrington WA4 3EP
Tel: 01925 212120