Last updated: 11/01/2023 at 5:15 pm

Merseyside’s historic Haydock Park Racecourse has a stacked line up of races setting off in 2023. Here are our picks of the 4 most unmissable events in the new year, and how you can get VIP tickets for them all.

Haydock Park, one of the northern crown jewels of horse racing, has a jam-packed list of top class race days in store for 2023.

The track is one of the most used horse racing venues in the country, hosting 32 racing events every year including the prestigious Haydock Sprint Cup, The Betfair Chase, and the Grand National Trial.

Keep reading to see our picks for the top 4 event days at Haydock Park Racecourse in 2023, and find out how you can take your race day experience up a gear with a VIP hospitality package.

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Watch horse racing royalty at the Old Newton Cup Festival

Horses racing down the home straight
Image: Horses racing down the home straight

Loaded full action and drama, the Old Newton Cup Festival never disappoints. The event gives fans the opportunity to see some of the sport's top competitors in action across three days of top notch racing.

Day one offers seven fantastic races for fans to enjoy as they soak up the best of the summer sun, including the ‘Selecta Systems 40th Anniversary Handicap Stakes’ and the ‘Yale Handicap Stakes’.

Day two is for fans who want to spend an entertaining evening out with friends or family watching thoroughbred racers speed round the iconic bends and straights of Haydock Park.

The third and final day is one of flat racing's finest events of the year, featuring the holy grail of Haydock Park racing, the ‘Old Newton Cup Handicap Stakes’. Horse racing fans can take in the electric race day atmosphere watching some of the sport's top talents thunder toward the winning post, as they fight for a place in horse racing folklore.

Bask in the best of the summer festivities at the Rose of Lancaster Carnival

Horses race along the home straight
Image: Horses race along the home straight

Enjoy the summer's biggest flat racing fiesta at the Rose of Lancaster Carnival. For three days of world class racing relaxing in the summer sunshine, this event is the perfect mix of racing and fun.

Day one offers fans a packed schedule of evening racing, including the ‘Betfred Double Delight Handicap Stakes’ and the ‘Betfred Nifty Fifty EBF Restricted Maiden Fillies’ Stakes’.

Day two is the ‘Betfred Rose of Lancaster Ladies Day’ and it offers the ultimate blend of sport and style. The day includes some fantastic racing fixtures, the most prestigious of which is the ‘Rose of Lancaster Stakes’, where competitors fight to write their names into 100 years of horse racing history.

Day three is the second instalment of the ‘Sky Bet Sunday Series’, one of British racing’s newest and most exciting concepts. The tremendous seven race event is one of three days of racing that allows grass roots racing stars the chance to win big, with the other two taking place at Musselburgh and Sandown Park.

Watch some of the world’s best book their place at Aintree at the Grand National Trial

Horses racing round the bend at Aintree
Image: Horses racing round the bend at Aintree

The Grand National Trial offers avid racing fans a day of fierce competition on the road to Aintree, as some of the world's best battle it out to earn their place in the Randox Grand National.

The packed race card is a real treat for horse racing fans, and includes the Cheltenham Non-Runner Money Back Novices Limited Handicap Steeple Chase’ and the highlight of the day, the ‘Grand National Trial Handicap Steeple Chase’.

The race has had many notable winners over the years, none more so than the legendary three time Grand National winner ‘Red Rum’, who won the race in 1975.

The Grand National Trial is perfect for fans who want to enjoy a day of highly competitive racing in preparation for one of horse racing's biggest events.

Witness the world's top sprinters compete at the Sprint Cup Celebration

Jockey and horse racing down the home straight
Image: Jockey and horse racing down the home straight

‘The Sprint Cup Celebration’ offers up three days of thrilling racing capped off with the Betfair Sprint Cup, one of the calendar's biggest speed test races.

Day one is a serene opening to the festivities and is perfect for racing fans that want to enjoy a quieter day on the track. The day includes a stacked seven race schedule, including the ‘Amateur Jockeys Handicap Stakes’ and the ‘Premier Fillies Handicap Stakes’.

Day two is the perfect way to start your weekend, with an extravagant lineup of races building up to day three. The day begins with the ‘Arete Fillies Handicap Stakes’ and rounds off with the ‘Parbold Handicap Stakes’.

Day three is the ‘Betfair Sprint Cup Day’, the business end of the celebrations. The final day of competition offers eight unmissable races, including one of the most exciting flat races of the year, the ‘Betfair Sprint Cup Stakes’.      

How to get hospitality tickets for Haydock Park Racecourse events

With all of these incredible events taking place at Haydock Park in 2023, why not experience them with an added level of luxury for the best race day possible?

Seat Unique is delighted to extend fan access to VIP hospitality tickets for all of these fantastic events. With a hospitality package, you’ll benefit from luxury inclusions* such as:

  • Premier course admission.
  • premium multiple course freshly cooked meals.
  • VIP parking.
  • A champagne reception drink.
  • Complimentary beverages, including tea and coffee.
  • A private table.
  • A complimentary race card.

*Inclusions vary depending on choice of package.

Register your interest in Haydock Park hospitality tickets now to keep up to date with all the latest news and ticket on-sales.

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If you’re a big horse racing fan, Seat Unique also offers hospitality packages for Cheltenham Festival, The Grand National, Kempton Park and Newmarket.