Haydock Park racecourse is situated in what is still today a beautiful park like expanse of countryside despite being between the industrial cities of Liverpool and Manchester and the urban conurbations surrounding them. The land was owned by a wealthy Lancastrian family who took the name Newton following a peerage and much was done to promote horse racing together with hunting at the time at Newton-le-Willows just a couple of kilometres from the current racecourse.
In the last 100 years, there has been a substantial development of Haydock Park as a racecourse with the growth of industrial prosperity and also a substantial increase in population increasing the popularity and the number of visitors to the races. Today Haydock Park is owned and managed by Jockey Club Racecourses and is the busiest racecourse in Northern England, hosting 33 racedays a year with many thousands of visitors attending the marvelous events. The racecourse is a left handed oval shape and lends itself to all types of racing. There is a mix of flat racing and National Hunt races over jumps with high profile events spaced over the year. The Grand National Trial is held in February, the Temple Stakes in May, the Sprint Cup in September and the Betfair Chase in November. July sees the fabulous race days for the Old Newton Cup and the Lancashire Oaks well attended by families who come to enjoy what is often fine weather and a great atmosphere.
The racecourse is very well equipped for world class hospitality with 4 grandstands and 33 private viewing suites which are perfectly suited for corporate entertainment. A fabulous conference centre and an outstanding choice of restaurants and bars are available for the visitors, making the day out at the races or at any other interesting event memorable and satisfying.