Home to the Grand National, Aintree is one of the top National Hunt venues in the circuit. Despite various modifications to the National Course, the race still offers the ultimate challenge to both horse and rider and attracts a massive worldwide audience. Fences the like of Becher's Brook, The Chair and The Canal Turn have helped to capture the public's imagination of the race and have become household names in their own right. The Mildmay Course stages all but four of Aintree's races and is a flat, track with two long straights. It is imperative horses are fast and accurate at their obstacles at both courses.

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How Horse Racing and Betting Became So Deeply Linked


Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in the UK, with ITV’s coverage of the 2019 Grand National drawing in 9.6m viewers. This was a 12% increase from 2018, and an estimated 600m people tuned in across the globe. It also remains the most bet-upon sport in the UK.



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Fixtures at Aintree

Date Course Type
Thu Apr 2 2020 Aintree Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Apr 3 2020 Aintree Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Apr 4 2020 Aintree Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Fri May 15 2020 Aintree Jump - Evening - Turf
Fri Jun 12 2020 Aintree Jump - Evening - Turf
Sun Oct 25 2020 Aintree Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Nov 7 2020 Aintree Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Dec 5 2020 Aintree Jump - Afternoon - Turf

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Aintree Racecourse News - Liverpool's Day kicks off 2020 Randox Health Grand National Festival


With just 11 weeks until the 2020 Randox Health Grand National Festival gets underway, Aintree Racecourse is pleased to announce today that the opening day of three-day spectacular (Thursday, 2 April) has been designated Liverpool's Day.

Katie & Ruby Walsh announced as Racing Ambassadors for 2020 Randox Health Grand National Festival


Twenty years since the Walsh family's famous Grand National victory with Papillion, former jockeys and siblings Ruby and Katie Walsh are today announced as the Racing Ambassadors for the 2020 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree (Thursday, 2 April through to Saturday, 4 April inclusive).



The Grand National The pinnacle of the whole festival is the Grand National Horse Race! This is the reason why many people across the globe stop for just over 8 minutes; the streets of Liverpool and beyond remain quiet, waiting and watching.

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Who will win – it could be any one of the 40 runners and riders that line up to face the ultimate challenge in Jumps racing.

Steeped in history and loved by many, The Grand National is a display of endeavour, ability, talent and true determination.

You will witness nothing like this at any other sporting event. Immerse yourself with thousands of others at Aintree Racecourse and cheer on your favourite.

Who were the last 5 Grand National winners?


Excitement for the 2019 Grand National is reaching fever pitch. This year's event could see the first back-to-back winner since 1973 and 1974 when Red Rum famously galloped to victory.

With the race just a few weeks away, 2019 Grand National betting sees a lot of fans backing Tiger Roll. Can the horse win the race again or will one of his rivals gallop to success?

Grand National 2019 Race card: What to watch during the festival


The Grand National 2019 is just days away. The three-day horse racing festival will kick off with Grand Opening Day on Thursday, April 4th and run until Saturday, April, 6th. The three-day event will feature 21 races with some of the biggest names in British and Irish horse racing taking part. Horse racing fans can find information how to get betting on the Grand National and wager on the horse they believe will win this year’s race.