Power and speed on show at Haydock for Betfred Sprint Cup Festival

Last year's Betfred Sprint Cup winner Gordon Lord Byron in action at Haydock Park Photograph by GROSSICK RACING 07710461723 (9784675)

Last year's Betfred Sprint Cup winner Gordon Lord Byron in action at Haydock Park Photograph by GROSSICK RACING 07710461723 (9784675)

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THERE will be horsepower on show both on and off the race track at Haydock Park when the Betfred Sprint Cup Festival comes to the venue from September 4 to 6.

As well as featuring the climax to the flat race season, the festival will see dozens of high performance cars and bikes for people to admire such as a BMW i8, a Toyota GT86, a Jaguar XK Track Car, and a Yamaha R1 bike among others.

Meanwhile, on the track will be one of Haydock’s highlights of the year with the Betfred Sprint Cup which will see some of the country's leading horses compete with notable entries including last year’s winner Gordon Lord Byron.

Slade Power who was placed second in 2013 will also feature, along with highly rated Roger Varian trained Ajamaaheer, who flew home late to grab third place in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes this summer.

And Haydock Park is also teaming up with Pure Gym who will be doing 60 second challenges for racegoers with plenty of prizes to be won. Various challenges will be hosted on The Makerfield Lawn including press ups, squats, keep me ups. There will also be spinning bike challenges and the chance to score as many goals against the Pure Gym Morph.

Garry Fortune, Haydock Park Racecourse general manager, said: “The Betfred Sprint Cup Festival is sure to be a thrilling spectacle with some of horseracing’s fastest compete over six furlongs in a display of pure power and speed.

“We have plenty to keep racegoers entertained off the track all based around the concept of ‘power’ and ‘speed’, so we look forward to welcoming large crowds of racing fans to come and enjoy a great three days at Haydock Park.”

The races on Thursday, September 4 and Friday, 5 September will start from 2pm and gates will open at noon.

Meanwhile, on the Saturday gates will open at 12.05pm with the Sprint Cup at 3.50pm. Admission will be available on the day and at www.haydock-park.co.uk or by calling 0844 579 3006.

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