Upcoming horse racing events at Haydock Park

Just off the M6 in between Manchester and Liverpool you will find the historic Haydock Park Racecourse which was opened in 1899.

The original racecourse which opened in 1836 not only played host to horse racing but to hare coursing as well.

Nowadays the mostly flat track plays host to some of the most hotly anticipated meetings in the racing calendar.

If you’d like to know more about the history, background and conditions at Haydock be sure to read this review on

If, however, you’d just like to know what’s coming up at the famous racecourse, read on to find out all about the Haydock races to put in your calendar.

Betfair Chase Day

Saturday 20 November

Gates open at 10 past 10 on Saturday 20 November as Haydock kick-starts the Jump season with the Betfair Chase.

Regular tickets can be bought from as little as £12 with hospitality packages starting from £138.

In terms of value for money, it’s hard to argue at the price of tickets for this event as it regularly attracts a swathe of Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders with legendary Kauto Star being seen at this event more than once.

If you’re the type of horse racing fan that takes your betting seriously, this is a great event for scouting as you’ll be able to see what sort of shape all the main runners and riders for Cheltenham are in.

Christmas Time Raceday

Wednesday 1 December

You know the score as well as we all do, before the dust of Halloween has had chance to settle you’ll be hearing Mariah Carey and Band Aid in all the supermarkets.

If you want to step away from all of the Christmas madness and refocus your mind, what better place than Haydock for Christmas Time Raceday?

Regular race tickets will set you back around £17.50 whereas hospitality packages are slightly cheaper than usual, starting at £120.

With a brisk winter chill in the air and a slightly smaller midweek crowd, it could be the best time to take advantage of the slightly cheaper hospitality package prices.

Virginbet Tommy Whittle Chase Day

Saturday 18 December

Black Friday is the nickname for the last Friday of the month in December when hordes of partying Brits take to city centres to celebrate their last working day of the year.

If you’re planning on taking part in Black Friday this year and still want to take in the racing at Haydock the following day be sure to bring some paracetamol and Alka Seltzer with you.

You won’t want to miss a moment of the action at the Tommy Whittle Chase Day, one of the most iconic in the Haydock calendar.

Bobby Grant was a popular two-time winner of the event in the noughties whereas Cannington Brook romped to back-to-back successes in 2011 and 2012.

To soak in everything this day has to offer you can purchase a regular ticket for £20 and a hospital package from £150.

The Last Fling

Thursday 30 December

Those strange days in between Christmas and New Year often known as the ‘Festive Nether Zone’ can feel weird, especially if you’re stuck at home with some of the family you’d rather have seen leave a little sooner.

What better place to get away from the house and relax than Haydock for a day of fantastic festive racing?

The official last day in the racing calendar of 2021 offers a lot of fun and action for fans with a phenomenal Jump racing card and plenty more in terms of entertainment.

If you’d like to take advantage of The Last Fling tickets are available for regular punters at £20 a head and £120 a head for hospitality.

After Christmas the racing at Haydock takes a break with the first event back being an afternoon Jump on Saturday 22 January.

After that it is another stretch until the next meet with another afternoon Jump on Saturday 19 February.

The calendar gets back into full swing in May with weekly meetings to add to the calendar from May 7 onwards.

If you’re a music fan keep an eye out for tickets to see Paloma Faith and Olly Murs at the racecourse in July and August of next year respectively.

If you’re a regular visitor to Haydock or have any great memories of visiting the racecourse that you’d like to share, be sure to let us know in the comments section below.

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