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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BHA PRESS RELEASE - Industry leaders agree recovery plan for British horseracing



Racing industry leaders from the BHA, horsemen and racecourses have agreed on the next phase of the response to the COVID crisis. A wide range of work has been continuing since racing was the first major sport to resume on 1st June. But the plan published today puts an added focus on retaining owners and key investors and attracting customers when the public starts to return to racecourses.

Upcoming packages to look forward to in 2021


With what is proving to be quite a testing and tricky time for us all, we want to shake away the doom and gloom with some exciting racing trips and packages to look forward to come 2021 when things return back to normal…

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The Grand National 2020 longlist of runners


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The 2020 Grand National Festival at Aintree is less than one calendar month away, and preparations are really beginning to shape up for the elite runners and riders who are hoping to compete in that iconic and prestigious steeplechase.Horse_racing_(3309218023).jpg

Three Big Challengers to Tiger Roll in the Grand National


Tiger Roll is vying to make history at the 2020 Grand National as no horse has been able to win the 4m2½f contest three years running. Gordon Elliott’s runner is back at Aintree following wins in the famous steeplechase in 2018 and 2019.

Here is a look at three big challengers to Tiger Roll this year, according to the bookmakers’ odds on the race.

Tiger Roll Bidding For Grand National Hat-Trick


The Grand National at Aintree is always one of the biggest fixtures on the British horse racing calendar, but this year there will be added focus on the world’s most famous steeplechase as Tiger Roll bids for a hat-trick of wins.

Winners and Losers as 2020 Grand National Weights Revealed


Interest in the 2020 Grand National at Aintree on Saturday 4th April, has intensified after the weights were revealed at a gala lunch in Liverpool.


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Fixtures at Aintree

Date Course Type
Sun Oct 25 2020 Aintree Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Nov 7 2020 Aintree Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Dec 5 2020 Aintree Jump - Afternoon - Turf

Aintree Races News




British horseracing faces severe threat after delay to the public’s return to sporting events

The delay to the public’s return to sporting events is a serious blow to the horseracing industry and to the people and communities who depend upon it for their living.

Our sport has worked hard with …

BBC News: Rose Paterson: Inquest into death of Aintree Racecourse chairman



Rose Paterson was appointed as Aintree Racecourse chairman in 2014

The husband of Aintree Racecourse chairman Rose Paterson has paid tribute to his "dedicated, loving" wife after a coroner recorded a verdict of suicide at an inquest into her death.

British horseracing faces severe threat after delay to the public’s return to sporting events




BHA NEWS - Resumption update: Race programme and planning



Race programme and planning September’s Flat race programme has now been published on Racing Admin.

Several early closing races have been included in the schedule, which can be viewed here in …