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Press Release 23rd April 2019 Haydock Park


On Saturday, [20th April, 2019] Haydock Park Racecourse hosted ‘The Greatest Show on Turf’ for its annual Easter Family Day, welcoming a crowd of over 10,000 adults and children, to the course for a jam-packed, sunny day of racing and entertainment.

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Children attended the event free of charge and race-goers of all ages enjoyed a full itinerary of Greatest Showman inspired performances, including fire-eaters, unicyclists, jugglers and contortionists.


There was also a huge carousel, giant inflatables, a Ferris Wheel and an adorable pony trail to keep the whole family occupied – not forgetting fancy dress, circus workshops and creative craft tables. With temperatures soaring to a high of 23 degrees, racegoers were treated to one of the warmest Easter weekends in recent history.  


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On the track, the Betway Challenger Series saw six competitive finals with over £300,000 in prize money. Django Django won the Stayers Hurdle for the O’Neill’s and leading jockey Richard Johnson was successful aboard Cubswin in the two Mile Hurdle.


Regional Director of the Jockey Club Racecourses, North West said: “We were thrilled with the success of our Easter Family Fun Day on Saturday. We attracted one of the highest crowds with Haydock Park seeing over 10,000 adults and children enjoying the entertainment, racing and glorious sunshine. We’re looking forward to our Flat Season Opener this coming Saturday and hope to see as many of you there.”


As ever, guests were also able to enjoy all of the usual racecourse refreshments and entertainment including fantastic views of the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure and the Betting Ring alongside various outdoor bars and eateries. Guests in the County Grandstand had access to first floor viewing of the Finishing Post, along with sparkling refreshments at the Moet et Chandon Champagne & Seafood Bar and the County Lawn.


For those who making an occasion of the day, Haydock offered à la carte

dining made with local produce in its Premier Lounge which boasts its own bar, seated area and prime viewing balcony over the Finishing Post.


Haydock’s Easter Family Fun Day was hosted by the course’s Ringmaster, and thanks to the playing of The Greatest Show tunes and a vibrant atmosphere, it was certainly not a day to be missed.


For more information on Haydock Park please email Charlotte, Ellen or Emma at or call 0161 923 4994


About Haydock Park Racecourse

Haydock Park is a dual-purpose racecourse, staging 32 racing days on the Flat and over Jumps in 2018, and a leading conference centre in the north west of England. More information is available at


Haydock Park is part of The Jockey Club which stages thrilling sporting occasions including The Randox Health Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Investec Derby.


Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences The Jockey Club offers through racing, music, food and entertainment. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny made goes back into British Racing to help the sport thrive.


The Jockey Club was founded in 1750 and today is the largest commercial group in Britain's second-biggest spectator sport, operating 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live and the charity, Racing Welfare. For more information, visit


For further information please contact:

Grant Rowley, Regional Communications Manager, The Jockey Club (North West) on 07884 655990 or email:


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