The racecourse at Haydock in Merseyside plays host to flat and National Hunt racing, the track is a left handed oval of 1 mile and 5 furlongs that has a slight rise in the five furlong run in.
The venue hosts 31 race days, key events are the totesport.com Grand National Trial (formerly the Gold Cup) in February which has seen several Grand National and Cheltenham Gold Cup Winners in its history. In flat racing a notable event is the Temple Stakes which transferred from Sandown Park in 2008 with leading horses from this going on to compete in the King's Stand Stakes at Ascot. There is also the Betfred Sprint Cup in September which attracts the best 6 furlong horses from across Europe.
There is a draw stall advantage for high numbers in races of 5 and 6 furlongs in duration when the ground is soft. In races where the runners go into double figures go for a low number if the ground is heavy.
Haydock Park Racecourse
Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12 0HQ.