The Haydock Racecourse is located in Merseyside, North West England. See all of our Haydock betting tips for todays races here shared by our team of experienced horse racing tipsters.
HAYDOCK PARK RACES
Haydock Park racecourse isn’t steeped in centuries of history, like many of its counterparts. The racecourse opened its gates in 1899, and in recent decades won two awards for Racecourse of the year, in 1998 and 2000.
Haydock offers flat racing along with National Hunt racing, it’s one of the North's busiest tracks as it plays host to some fantastic meets. The Grand National Trial kicks off in February and is shortly followed by The Temple Stakes in May. There’s also the Betfair Chase in November, Sprint Cup in September and July sees the Old Newton Cup and Lancashire Oaks race events too.
Highland Castle ridden by Jamie Spencer wins The Bet 365 Handicap Stakes during the bet365 Old Newton Cup Day at Haydock Park racecourse, Newton-le-Willows.
BETTING AT HAYDOCK
You’ll find ample vendors at Haydock with whom you can place your bet. We’d advise that you check back here nearer the time to race time too, just in case we haven’t already placed are favourites.
At the course, there’s a parade ring where you can take a good look at your own personal favourite.
Totes are prevalent throughout the course, where your stake goes into a pot and the winnings are split amongst the other winners who partook in the race. On-course bookmakers are stationed around too, don’t just throw your money at the first one you come across. Odds and so your best betting options can change, so go with the bookie offering the best odds for your selection. You’ll also find betting shops within Haydock Park too, so you can place bets on other races or activities during the day too.
THE HAYDOCK PARK RACECOURSE
Over a mile and 5 furlongs long, it caters for 31 days’ worth of racing throughout the year.
The course is flat, left-handed and oval in shape, the last 4 furlongs see a slight rise in the run-in. Excellent for flat racing with up to six furlongs for a straight course run-in.
You’ll also find a champagne bar within the stand and there are exceptional dining facilities, special packages are available, do call for more information.
BETFAIR CHASE AT HAYDOCK
Despite its relatively new place on the racing calendar, the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park has quickly become one of the early-season highlights in the National Hunt season.
The 3m 1f test is the first Grade 1 Chase of the season in the UK and is often serves as the first race of the campaign for the best staying chasers in Britain and Ireland.
With notoriously tough fences to jump and 19 of them to clear in total, horses that run well in the race often have repeat success. Cue Card, Silviniaco Conti, Kauto Star and Bristol De Mai are all multiple winners of the race despite just 14 runnings.
The Betfair Chase is also the first leg of the Stayers Triple Crown, with a £1 million bonus for any horse which manages to win the Betfair Chase at Haydock, the King George at Kempton and the Cheltenham Gold Cup at The Festival.
The last horse to win the Stayers Triple Crown was Kauto Star in 2006/07, with Paul Nicholls’ superstar taking the Betfair Chase on no less than four occasions in total.
HAYDOCK ENCLOSURE DRESS CODE
The dress code for Haydock Park is relaxed. Smart and casual will not raise eyebrows, but sportswear and ripped jeans will not get you in.
Depending on the enclosure you visit will dictate the attire you can get in with:
County Enclosure: Smart dress is encouraged within this enclosure; a gentleman is to wear a buttoned collared shirt, smart trousers or jeans if of good quality with no markings or fade. Strictly not permitted is sportswear or heavily branded garments. Included within the County Enclosure are the Hospitality boxes and the Kauto Star restaurant.
Premier Enclosure: Within the premier enclosure; jacket, tie and smart trousers are advised, with ladies in their best day wear. The premier enclosure also houses the Premier Suite, Harry’s Bistro and the Park Suite.
Grandstand, Paddock & Be Friendly Enclosures: These enclosures exercise a relaxed dress code where no official dress code is implemented. The only stipulation is to be sensible, do not bear your chest and ensure fancy dress is of good taste.
TICKET INFORMATION FOR HAYDOCK RACES
Do double check before the event as prices can be subject to change, especially with concessions:
Kids go free, and accompanied children up to the age of 17 are allowed in free of charge too.Students, with an NUS card there are discounts available into the Be Friendly, grandstand and Paddock Enclosures.
Senior citizens: Again, like with student’s, discounts are available in the Be Friendly, Grandstand & Paddock Enclosures.
Race Pass; available for 18 to 24-year-olds, the race pass allows for a half-price discount across The Jockey Clubs network of racecourses.
HAYDOCK RACE COURSE DIRECTIONS
Located between Liverpool and Manchester surrounded by woodland close to the M6, M56 and the A580, is where you’ll find Haydock.
Haydock Park Racecourse
Tel: 01942 725 963