The Old Newton Cup at Haydock Park Racecourse
A flat handicap race ran over 1 mile and 3 furlongs and a purse of £60,000, the Newton Cup is Haydock Racecourse’s biggest summer meet. It has a rich history, and has been won by most of the big names in horse racing – the likes of Pat Eddery, Willie Carson and Frankie Dettori have all found themselves in the winners enclosure at Haydock. It’s a highly competitive race, which has seen many upsets over the years, and is always a wonderful social occasion. This race is scheduled to take place in June or July each year.
Returning from 30 June – 2 July is Haydock Park’s famous Old Newton Cup Festival, including the pinnacle of the Festival, Old Newton Cup Day.
It’s three days of racing that not only attracts some of the best equine stars in the sport, but also gives you a great opportunity to meet your friends and family for a social day this summer.
Each day offers something slightly different and a chance to enjoy the action from different parts of the course. Thursday is traditionally quieter if you prefer to take your time, while Friday and Saturday are more action packed and really make the most of the social day out at the races.
Day One: Glass Times Raceday
Join us for quality racing on a warm Thursday afternoon in July at Haydock Park as the Old Newton Cup Festival begins. This popular Afternoon Racing fixture is an ideal day out for both social outings and racing enthusiasts.
Day Two: Paloma Faith
Double platinum and BRIT award-winning artist Paloma Faith will embark on a huge UK summer tour in 2022 that will visit Haydock Park on Friday 1st July. Expect incredible vocals, fantastic outfits and a spectacular production when Paloma headlines after evening racing!
Day Three: Old Newton Cup Day
Ever popular, this fixture is sure to attract some of the best Flat racers on the circuit. Find that perfect spot in the stands and watch racing superstars thunder down the home-straight.
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