Welcome to Haydock Park for yet another Summer Saturday of great racing and entertainment – we are so happy to see you all back at the racecourse!
This afternoon will combine thrilling action on the track with high fashion and elegance around the course as we host our annual Ladies Day and Style Awards we couldn’t be more excited for everything that the afternoon holds.
Things will get underway this afternoon at 2.25pm with today’s feature race, The Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes, taking place at 3pm. The £75,000 contest was first run in 1986 as the Summer Trophy but was given its current title when it was promoted from Listed to Group 3 status in 1989. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Betfred, who sponsor the whole card today. Their continued support is invaluable, and we wish them a fantastic day with us here.
Of course the Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes Day is also one of our favourite days of the year because it is Ladies Day and features our much-loved Style Awards. This year’s awards are being held in partnership with The Buyers’ Club Clothing and House of Cavani and we can’t wait to see the racecourse awash with bright colours and amazing style. With incredible prizes on offer there is no reason not to get yourself involved – so head over to one of our Style Pods to make your entry!
Entertainment will be provided around the racecourse by The Fat Cats and The Haydock Band, both of whom will be providing the perfect soundtrack to your day out.
After today we still have the biggest date of the Summer Season to come, when we host the Group One Betfair Sprint Cup on Saturday 9th September. Three days of thrilling action will begin on the 7th before culminating on the Saturday afternoon. The competition sees some of the best sprinters in training travelling to Merseyside for their shot at the big prize and we’re already really looking forward to it.
For now, I’d like to wish you all a wonderful day here with us – we hope to see you again very soon.
Warm wishes,
Molly Dingwall General Manager