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Horse racing at Haydock
Haydock is a racecourse in Merseyside and the current track was opened in 1899. It is a dual purpose venue and the first main jumps meeting is held in November when the feature race is the Grade 1 Betfair Chase. The race has been won by some of the best chasers seen in recent times, including four times by legendary dual Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Kauto Star in 2006. 2007, 2009 and 2011. Other multiple winners include Cue Card, who won the race for a third time in 2016 having previously triumphed in 2013 and 2015. The historic Peter Marsh Chase takes place in January, along with several Grade 2 contests including the Rossington Main Novices Hurdle and the Chanmpion Hurdle Trial. The latter has been won in the past by such great names as Granville Again (1992), Flakey Dove (1994) and Rooster Booster (2004), who all also tasted success in the big race itself at the Cheltenham Festival.
Hot Haydock tips on offer at Hurdle Bet
The prestigious Betfair Chase in October is the starting point for Hurdle Bet coverage of some terrific action at Haydock. Tasty tips are on offer at this meeting. Winners of the big race include Gold Cup heroes Kauto Star and Imperial Commander. There are some cracking Grade 2 contests at the track in January, including the Champion Hurdle Trial. The New One has won the last two runnings and looked as good as ever this season in landing the International Hurdle at Cheltenham before finishing runner-up in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day. Having had three unsuccessful attempts to land the Champion Hurdle itself, trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies is considering a crack at the Stayers’ Hurdle this time around and the New One undoubtedly has the class to make his presence felt. Haydock form clearly has a big role to play at the Festival, so make sure you check out top tips for the major races at the Mersyside venue on Hurdle Bet.