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The Grand National

The Grand National at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, the highlight of a three-day meeting, first took place in 1839. It is widely regarded as the greatest steeplechase in the world.

On The Grand National race day more than 100,000 spectators make their way to the course and millions more watch the race on television. For many it is the only event of the year that they place a bet on. The race itself is incredibly exciting, the four-and-a-half mile, 30-fence course presenting simply the toughest test in world racing. Just to complete the course is considered a victory by many.

Although most people are familiar with The Grand National through watching on television, a visit to the course itself is an unforgettable experience. All day it buzzes with excitement as punters exchange tips and talk form, and the noise reaches fever pitch as the winner approaches the finishing line.

While at Aintree it is obligatory to visit the statue of Red Rum, the greatest horse in the history of The Grand National. Red Rum not only won the race in 1973, 1974 and 1977, but also finished runner-up in 1975 and 1976 - a record that is unlikely ever to be surpassed.

The Grand National. Courtesy of Aintree Racecourse

The Grand National Information


When: Apr 2013 (annual)

Where: Liverpool

Cost: Grand National Tickets on sale from Aug

Opening Hours: First race Thu & Fri 2pm; Sat 1.45pm; Grand National Sat 4.15pm

Address: Ormskirk Rd, Aintree, Liverpool, L9 5AS

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