Aintree Grand National Festival

Aintree Grand National Festival in Liverpool on 28 October 2018
Aintree Grand National Festival in Liverpool on 28 October 2018
28 October 2018
Aintree Grand National Festival
The Grand National Festival - The World's Most Famous Steeplechase
The marathon Aintree Grand National Festival headlines 3 days of jump racing at the Aintree Grand National Festival near Liverpool in April every year, culminating with a 40-runner steeplechase that is by far the single biggest race on the Jump Racing calendar and the UK’s biggest betting event. A British sporting institution, the Aintree Grand National attracts over 150,000 race-goers for this race alone. Over 11 million viewers tune in to watch the race on TV.

No other horse racing festival can match the excitement at Aintree over 3 extraordinary days of the Festival. Days 1 and 2 of the 3-day festival – the Grand Opening Day and Ladies’ Day – provide the build for the big race on Day 3; the Aintree Grand National, when the whole country seems to grind to a standstill to watch this iconic race. The Grand National is run on the National Course over a distance of 4 miles and 4 furlongs; the longest of any National Hunt race in Britain. The race is open to horses over 7-years rated 120 or more by the British Horseracing Authority, previously placed in a recognised chase of 3 miles or more. With a total prize fund of nearly £1 million and over half going to the winner, this handicap race carries a maximum weight 11 st 10 lb. The Grand National is seen as a natural next target for horses that win or are placed at the previous season’s Cheltenham Festival, or being targeted at Punchestown in April.
Starting Price Per Person
10.00 GBP
Other Information
Where
Aintree Racecourse
Ormskirk Rd,
Liverpool L9 5AS
United Kingdom
( Park - Garden - Outdoor Space )

                 
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