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Where to be for the best views
THE PREMIER ENCLOSURE
As the most sophisticated of Haydock Park’s four enclosures, the Premier Suite not only provides guests with access to all County Enclosure facilities but also to the exclusive, second to none bistro dining and betting facilities. Located above the County enclosure, the area’s vantage point presents guests with unparalleled viewing overlooking the Winning Post and a relaxed atmosphere perfect for the passionate racegoers. The preferred dress requirements are jacket and tie.
THE COUNTY ENCLOSURE
Located directly opposite the Winning Post, guests staying at the County Enclosure will be right in the heart of the racing action. The area provides access to several areas in the Centenary Stand and Tommy Whittle Stand including the Jubilee Suite, Whittle Restaurant and Champagne and Seafood Bar. Guests will be able to get close to the action when watching from the County Stand Lawn, or alternatively look out from the comfort of seated and standing viewing in the stands. Access to the Betting Ring and viewing around the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosures is also available. The preferred dress code is smart/casual and no jeans, t-shirts, tracksuits or training shoes are allowed.
THE TATTERSALLS ENCLOSURE
As the largest at Haydock Park, the Tattersalls enclosure provides guests with excellent views of the racing, from four raised viewing areas. Guests will have viewing around the Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure, easy access to the Betting Ring and the choice from a wide range of bars and catering areas.
THE NEWTON ENCLOSURE
The most easygoing enclosure, Haydock Park’s Silver Ring includes an undercover raised viewing area and a cafeteria and bar. The area is perfect for families and a children’s play area and a bouncy castle on Saturday ensure the kids will leave feeling entertained. Betting is available with on course betting shops, on course bookmakers and the tote. The area does not include access to Winners Enclosure or Parade Ring.
How to find us
Haydock Park’s nearest train station is Newton-le-Willows and is available on trains running from Victoria, Piccadilly, Oxford Road, Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly. The closest stations on the main London to Glasgow line are Warrington Bank Quay and Wigan North Western which are both approximately 8 miles from the racecourse. For more rail information please call 0845 000 0125.
Please note that on certain racedays during the year a complimentary shuttle bus runs from Newton-le-Willows to the train station.
Guests may reach the racecourse by using the bus services 620 (St Helens to Hindley Green via Ashton and Haydock) and 320 (St Helens to Wigan via Ashton and Haydock). Please call 0871 200 2233 or go to arrivabus.co.uk for more information.
A ‘peoplesbus’ bus service will also be running from Liverpool City Centre to Haydock Park on every Saturday raceday in 2016. The bus stops will be on St Johns Lane (next to St Johns Gardens/St George's Hall) and at Showcase Cinema on the East Lancashire Road in Croxteth (Haydock bound, near the petrol station). The bus is scheduled to leave Liverpool 90 mins before the first race and Croxteth 70 mins before, and will depart from the racecourse 15 minutes after the first race. Adult fares are £5.90 (single) and £10.00 (return) whilst Child fares are £4.30 (single) and £7.00 (return).
For those travelling by car, the racecourse is situated about 1 mile from junction 23 of the M6. Those arriving from the North, should leave the M6 at J23 and turn right onto the A580 East where the main entrance will be on the left in about half a mile. If coming from the West or East please use the A580 East and follow signs to Haydock Park. Alternatively, use the postcode WA3 3PQ on your Sat Nav. Those travelling to the racecourse, on non-racedays can use the postcode WA12 0HQ.
There is a large gravel car park for all to use, free of charge. Those with reserved car park spaces may use the three reserved car parks.
What to wear
Haydock’s premier enclosure, as well as Harry’s Bistro and the Park Suite requires gentleman to wear a jacket, tie and smart trousers (no jeans) and ladies to wear their best day wear.
TATTERSALLS AND NEWTON ENCLOSURES
Whilst there is no official dress code for these areas, Haydock Park kindly asks for all racegoers to dress appropriately. Fancy dress is permitted, but please make sure your outfit is not offensive to others.
For the County Enclosure, Hospitality Boxes and Kauto Star Restaurant smart dress is encouraged for both ladies and gentlemen. Gentleman are required to wear a buttoned collared shirt and smart trousers (jeans are allowed as long as not faded or ripped). Fancy dress and sportswear are not permitted.
With over 32 races annually, Haydock Park conjures up a feast of racing year on year, combining the very best of Flat and Jump racing. The racecourse acts as the site for the Grand National Trial when the Haydock Park Gold Cup comes around each year in February. The three mile, four furlong race is run over French style obstacles and consistently attracts top competitors. Indeed, the track has certainly played host to many titans of racing and Red Rum (the only horse to win the Grand National 3 times) used it regularly as a warm up to the highlight of the British Jump Racing Calendar. In January, the track hosts a Champion Hurdle trial and a Long Distance Hurdle of 23-and-a-half furlongs.
Flat racing runs during the summer, with the pinnacle event being the Old Newton Cup. The first class sprint occurs in late june/early July and is named after the original racecourse, which was just a short distance away from the current venue. Other popular events include The Temple Stakes in May, the Lancashire Oaks in July, the Sprint Cup in September and the Betfair Chase in November. With events like these, it is no wonder Haydock Park was awarded racecourse of the year in 1998 and 2000.