Aintree Racecourse is situated in Aintree, Merseyside, England, as is famous the world over for one race in particular; The Grand National. It is one of the top National Hunt courses on the racing circuit and one of fifteen racecourses operated by The Jockey Club.
Tickets can be bought physically from the venue in Liverpool, or from the internet. Aintree have their own website from which you can purchase your tickets, or alternatively you can get them from any of the other fourteen Jockey Club racecourses.
Use this link to be taken to the official website: http://aintree.thejockeyclub.co.uk/events-tickets/whats-on/
Betting on Races at Aintree
Betting on races at Aintree could not be simpler, all you have to do is to click here. This will take you to our betting site where we will offer you exceptional odds on all Aintree racing events.
Take a few moments to view our race card and predictions for the race before handing your money over, as we want you to get as much enjoyment as possible from the experience. Best of luck!
Top Tips for Next Race at Aintree
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An Aintree race card will be your first port of call for any information you need regarding the itinerary for the day.
It contains not only the start and finishing times of all the day’s races but the runners and riders details too. If you want to know who has trained a particular horse, consult your race card and those details will be on there too.
The other thing that it contains are the odds for the individual horses. It’s important to realise that your race card is a preliminary guide – anything can happen on race day to change these proceedings so keep a close eye on them.
For your FREE Aintree race card just follow this link: https://www.sportinglife.com/racing/racecards
What to Wear
If you need to know what to wear at Aintree Racecourse, especially The Grand National, then just read the following statement from The Jockey Club with their advice for race day attire: http://aintree.thejockeyclub.co.uk/plan-your-race-day/visitor-information/dress-code
So, the race you’ve been waiting on has been and gone but you missed the result for one reason or another. No reason to get annoyed though, all the big results from Aintree can be found right here. Fingers crossed they are the results you want to see!
The Grand National
No article about Aintree Racecourse would be complete without mentioning the most famous Steeplechase event in the world, The Grand National.
The Grand National has been run at Aintree since 1839 and attracts over 70,000 people each year. It is held in April over the course of three days starting on Thursday, with the big race itself taking place on the Saturday.
It is now shown in over 140 countries to an audience of between 500 and 600 million people. With phenomenal numbers like these it’s not difficult to see how it is so popular.
A thorough history of The Grand National can be found on Wikipedia, including the ‘National That Never Was’ and the infamous ‘Monday National’ from 1997:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_National
Ladies’ Day Grand National
Ladies’ Day at Grand National is the middle fixture of the three day meeting known as The Grand National Festival. This is possibly the most famous Ladies’ Day in the world and the coveted title of ‘Best Dressed Lady’ brings with it a notoriety of its own.
In addition to the prestige of being awarded the title, the winning lady also walks away with an armful of prizes ranging from beauty hampers to a brand new car.
Betting on The Grand National
Betting on The Grand National is something of a British institution. It seems like everybody at some point in their lives has had a punt on the race because it’s almost expected of them.
Whether it’s putting 50p on as a child or chipping in and drawing straws in a sweepstake at work, the Grand National seems to inspire a mild form of mass hysteria. A staggering $250 million is bet on the National alone and it’s well known that the Grand National is a bit of a free-for-all.
There are 40 runners and riders and it’s rare for all of them to finish the race, nevermind pick a favourite. The most famous horse to run the Grand National was Red Rum who won it an unprecedented three times and came second twice.
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The history of Aintree goes back to 1829 when the course was first opened. The Grand National would not be run for for another ten years but would become a permanent and lucrative meeting for the racecourse.
It is regarded as one of the most difficult courses to complete and horses must show stamina to complete the gruelling four miles and 514 yard course. Aintree is also home to motor racing for a decade between 1954 and 1964.
For more information on Aintree’s startling history, why not read its wikipedia entry here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aintree_Racecourse