A new £100,000 Tattersalls entrance and food court at Haydock ParkRacecourse will open to the public for the first time on Saturday 31 March.

The racecourse’s management has also advised racegoers to leaveextra time to enter Haydock because of precautions to combat the potentialspread of foot and mouth disease.

A drive-through disinfectant “bath” has been constructed in the avenue leading to the racecourse, which all vehicles will go through on Saturday before and after racing.

In addition, all racegoers will be required to walk over disinfectant mats.

Saturday’s meeting is an all jumps race card – changed from the originallyscheduled mixture of flat and national hunt racing because the flat track iswaterlogged.

Racecourse general manager Adam Waterworth said: “We’re delighted to beopening our new Tattersalls entrance and food court on Saturday. However,racegoers should wear suitable footwear because everyonemust walk over disinfectant mats.”

  • The first race on Saturday 31 March is due off at 2.10pm.

    Entry is £6 to the Newton Enclosure, £13 to Tattersalls, £21 to the County Enclosure, and £35 to the Premier Enclosure on the top floor of the Centenary Grandstand.

    Accompanied children under 16 enter free. Senior citizens and students,with appropriate identification, enter Tattersalls and the Newton Enclosureat half price.

    Advance tickets for all race meetings at Haydock areavailable by calling 01942 402624.

    More details about racing at Haydock are available on web site www.haydock-park.com where going and weather updates, as well as race entries and overnight declarations, are available. Results and a report can be seen after racing.