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Haydock Park Racecourse named as Finalist for the Owners’ Experience at prestigious industry awards

Press Release 11th September 2019 Haydock Park

Tuesday 3 September 2019 – Haydock Park is delighted to be named a Finalists in the Owners’ Experience category for the prestigious Showcase & Awards.


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Hosted by the RCA, the Showcase & Awards is the marquee event of British racecourses that annually celebrates first class customer experience in partnership with Moët Hennessy, Racing Post and Great British Racing.

Ayr, Bangor-On-Dee, Musselburgh and Newbury are also amongst nominees for the Owners’ Experience category. From the five Finalists, the winner will be revealed at the Showcase & Awards ceremony on Thursday 14th November at Hamilton Park Racecourse.

Dickon White, Regional Director of Jockey Club Racecourses North West, said “We’re delighted to receive the nomination from the ROA. The team work exceptionally hard behind the scenes to make sure we offer the very best experience for our owners so it’s great for everyone at Haydock Park to be recognised.”

For this award, members of the ROA were invited to nominate racecourses for examples of where they had met and exceeded expectations relating to the raceday experience for owners. The Showcase principles of excellence and innovation were paramount in the selections, with the five Finalists receiving multiple nominations from ROA members.

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Caroline Davies, RCA Racecourse Services Director, said, “I am thrilled for the five racecourses named as Finalists in the Owners’ Experience category at the 2019 Showcase & Awards.

“The owners experience is a vital part in the growth of our sport and it is paramount that we continue to celebrate the best that racecourses have to offer in this area.

“I extend my congratulations to the teams in being named as Finalists and wish them the best of luck ahead of the Awards ceremony at Hamilton Park Racecourse on Thursday 14th November.”

Charlie Liverton, ROA Chief Executive, said, “The owners raceday experience is a hugely important part of the wider racehorse ownership experience and this is reinforced to the ROA by owners, daily. There have been a number of improvements across the country at racecourses that should, rightly, be celebrated and our thanks and congratulations go to this year’s finalists.”


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.

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