Aintree

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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LOOKING FORWARD - DAY THREE OF THE RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL

2021/01/25

Horseracing in the UK is a sport that feeds off its tradition, and it is not often that you do not see events happen as planned unless a significant factor is at play, and last year it was the coronavirus.

Could the Racino model work outside the US?

2021/01/08

When it comes to deciding what to do in our spare time, we are spoilt for choice. For many, a great way to stay entertained can be to watch horse racing, whilst others love to visit the casino. So, what happens when you bring them together? You have a racino. Yet, outside of the US, racinos aren’t that popular, and here we will be looking at why that’s the case, and whether they will make an impact across the globe.

ALL ABOUT SUNDAY

2021/01/05

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SUNDAY IS THE NEW FORM OF RACEHORSE OWNERSHIP WHERE ANYONE CAN GET INVOLVED FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST.

ASCOT WELCOMES PERTH'S OLDEST GROUP RACE: THE RAILWAY STAKES

2020/11/19

The end of year is usually a galore time for horse racing spirits, and is always offering classics, going Down Under this time for the Railway Stakes.

THE 2021 RACE FIXTURES DATES FOR ALL 59 UK RACECOURSES ARE AVAILABLE NOW ON THIS WEBSITE

2020/10/28

The 2021 Fixture List has now been published in part, with the months from January to April confirmed and the majority of the fixtures through the remainder of the year scheduled, but subject to change.

 Click here to view the 2021 Fixture List visit any of the racecourse fixtures pages and the fixtures by date page

The Grand National 2020 longlist of runners

2020/03/25

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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

2020/03/09

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

2020/02/27

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

2020/02/19

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.

Hospitality

Make your raceday a day to remember with our hospitality packages Enjoy the gripping atmosphere that horse racing offers alongside quality food and hospitality in a prime viewing location. Choose from our delicious menus along with spectacular views in one of our restaurants or private box packages which offer privacy, along with your own private bar and viewing area.

 

Fixtures at Aintree

Date Course Type
Thu Apr 8 2021 Aintree Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Fri Apr 9 2021 Aintree Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Sat Apr 10 2021 Aintree Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Fri May 14 2021 Aintree Evening - Jump - Turf
Fri Jun 11 2021 Aintree Evening - Jump - Turf
Sun Oct 24 2021 Aintree Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Sat Nov 6 2021 Aintree Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Sat Dec 4 2021 Aintree Afternoon - Jump - Turf

Aintree Races News

IS RACING OPENING ITS DOORS?

2021/02/22

Government Coronavirus relaxation rules in England.

HAYDOCK PARK RACEDAY NEWS: All roads lead to Aintree for Lord Du Mesnil following William Hill Grand National Trial success

2021/02/20

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LORD DU MESNIL WILL HEAD STRAIGHT TO RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL AFTER TRIAL VICTORY AT HAYDOCK PARK HAYDOCK PARK:

Saturday 20th February

By Nick Seddon

The First Clues Revealed!

2021/02/19

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GIFFORD CONSIDERING SPRING FESTIVAL OPTIONS FOR BELARGUS AFTER SANDOWN PARK SUCCESS By Graham Clark

2021/02/18

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Nick Gifford is considering giving Belargus a spin over the famous Grand National fences after hinting the Randox Topham Handicap Chase could be a potential target following his first victory over fences at Sandown Park this afternoon.

DUAL RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL HERO TIGER ROLL ALLOTTED 11st 9lb AS WEIGHTS REVEALED FOR WORLDS GREATEST STEEPLECHASE

2021/02/16

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Tuesday 16th February

Tiger Roll has been allotted 11st 9lb as he attempts to follow in the footsteps of the immortal Red Rum (successful in 1973, 1974 and 1977) and become the second triple winner of the Randox Grand National.

Handicapper Martin Greenwood explains Randox Grand National weights decisions

2021/02/16

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HANDICAPPER MARTIN GREENWOOD EXPLAINS DECISIONS, SAYS IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO ASSESS TIGER ROLL AND DECLARES 2021 RACE SECOND BEST EVER IN TERMS OF QUALITY

Tuesday 16th February

By Ben Cox

Golfer and Bellshill co-owner Lee Westwood reacts to Randox Grand National weights

2021/02/16

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GOLF SUPERSTAR LEE WESTWOOD SAYS HE IS FULFILLING A DREAM BY OWNING A RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL CONTENDER AND ADMITS: TO WIN WOULD BE UNBELIEVABLE

Tuesday 16th February

By Nick Seddon

Jessica Harrington and Ted Walsh react to Randox Grand National weights

2021/02/16

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JESSICA HARRINGTON AND TED WALSH RATE THEIR RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL CHANCES AFTER WEIGHTS REVEAL

Tuesday 16th February

By Nick Seddon

Christian Williams and Jonathan Davies react to Randox Grand National weights

2021/02/16

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RUGBY STAR JONATHAN DAVIES AND TRAINER CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS EXCITED AHEAD OF BID TO WIN THE RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL FOR REAL

Tuesday 16th February

By Nick Seddon

Tom Lacey reacts to Randox Grand National weights

2021/02/16

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TOM LACEY HOPING EXTRA DISTANCE CAN HELP KIMBERLITE CANDY GO ONE BETTER AT AINTREE

Tuesday 16th February

By Graham Clark

Nigel Twiston-Davies reacts to Randox Grand National weights

2021/02/16

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NIGEL TWISTON-DAVIES INSISTS BRISTOL DE MAI HAS THE CLASS TO CARRY TOP WEIGHT AND LIKENS HIM TO 2002 WINNER BINDAREE

Tuesday 16th February

By Graham Clark

Nicky Henderson reacts to Randox Grand National weights

2021/02/16

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NICKY HENDERSON ADMITS HE WOULD BE SAD IF HE NEVER WON THE RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL AND HOPES OK CORRAL AND BEWARE THE BEAR CAN END 42 YEAR WAIT

Tuesday 16th February

By Graham Clark

Paul Nicholls reacts to Randox Grand National weights

2021/02/16

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PAUL NICHOLLS WOULD LOVE YALA ENKI TO RUN IN THIS YEARS RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL, BUT ADMITS: ILL HAVE TO SWEET-TALK HIS OWNERS FIRST

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WILLIE MULLINS ASSESSES HIS RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL CHANCES WITH BURROWS SAINT LEADING THE CLOSUTTON CHARGE - Tuesday 16th February By Nick Seddon

2021/02/16

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Willie Mullins has revealed that his best hope of winning this years Randox Grand National, Burrows Saint, has been prepared for the race for the last two years.

ELLIOTT HOPES O'LEARY WILL LET TIGER ROLL RUN IN THIS YEARS RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL FOR THE PUBLIC AND RATES EACH OF HIS 16 ENTRIES Tuesday 16th February By Graham Clark

2021/02/16

Gordon Elliott believes Tiger Roll still has what it takes at the age of 11 to join the mighty Red Rum and secure a record equalling third Randox Grand National.

DUAL RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL HERO TIGER ROLL ALLOTTED 11st 9lb AS WEIGHTS REVEALED FOR WORLDS GREATEST STEEPLECHASE

2021/02/16

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Tuesday 16th February - Tiger Roll has been allotted 11st 9lb as he attempts to follow in the footsteps of the immortal Red Rum (successful in 1973, 1974 and 1977) and become the second triple winner of the Randox Grand National.

THE RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL WEIGHTS EVENT

2021/02/12

 

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At the beginning of every year The Randox Grand National weights are revealed at an exclusive event - but for the first time, everyone's invited

SPORTING STARS LEE WESTWOOD, JONATHAN DAVIES AND SIR ALEX FERGUSON AMONG FAMOUS FACES AIMING FOR RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL GLORY Wednesday 3rd February By Nick Seddon

2021/02/03

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Sporting heavyweights and racehorse owners Lee Westwood and Jonathan Davies have spoken of their excitement at the prospect of having their first ever runners in the Randox Grand National at Aintree in April

 

Tiger Roll tops 106 entries for Randox Grand National in 2021

2021/02/03

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Entries are unveiled today for the 2021 Randox Grand National, staged over four miles, two furlongs, 74 yards and over 30 fences at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, 10 April. This year’s running will be the 173rd Grand National.

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

2020/09/25

BHA NEWS FOLLOWING UK GOVERNMENT COVIDE 19 RESTRICTIONS

2020/09/23

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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 …

BHA NEWS - Resumption update: Race programme and planning

2020/08/14

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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 …