Guide to the Grand National

Three female jockeys already confirmed for the 2021 Grand National

Next weekend’s 2021 Grand National will be the 173rd annual running of the event and the field provides the best opportunity for a female jockey to win for the first time. There had not been a single female jockey ride at the Grand National until Charlotte Brew broke the stigma in 1977. And even since …

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Grand National 2021: Foxhunters Chase in memory of Rose Paterson

The Hon Rose Paterson, the late Chairman of Aintree Racecourse, will be remembered on the opening day of the 2021 Randox Grand National Festival, Randox Liverpool’s NHS Day, Thursday, 8th April. The Rose Paterson Randox Foxhunters’ Chase will take place over the Grand National fences over a distance of two miles and five furlongs as …

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What to Wear to Aintree Racecourse

Situated in Aintree, Merseyside near Liverpool this racecourse holds race events in October, November and December then April, May and June. It is best known for the world famous Grand National Steeplechase. Official Dress Code Officially there is no dress code but smart is preferable and often adopted. Hats are optional too but are frequently …

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Grand National 2021: 90 contenders go forward after first scratchings stage

A total of 90 horses remain engaged in the Randox Grand National following the first scratchings stage, writes Nick Seddon. The world’s greatest steeplechase takes place over four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards at Aintree on Saturday 10th April and Tom Lacey thinks Kimberlite Candy ticks all the boxes. Kimberlite Candy has twice finished runner-up …

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EM Best Dressed Racegoer Winner: Grand National 2020

Huge thanks to our readers who entered our Best Dressed Racegoer Competition for the Grand National 2020!  We are now collecting entries for our Newmarket Guineas and Chester May Festival competitions. Newmarket Guineas Competition closes Saturday 2nd May, 5pm.  Chester May Festival Competition closes Wednesday 6th May, 5pm.  For details of how to enter –click …

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Race Fans, we need your help – Virtual Grand National

Today, it’s the Virtual Grand National. Race Fans, listen up. We need your help. Please. We all know that this pandemic is causing chaos, mayhem, and misery everywhere. Our NHS is doing an AMAZING job. And here’s our way of trying to help them out a bit, and to also say a HUGE thank you. …

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Eclipster: Virtual Grand National Betting Tips – Tiger Roll Favourite For The Virtual Grand National

Virtual Grand National Betting Tips: The fourth ‘running’ of the Virtual Grand National will be screened by ITV1 at 5.15pm on Saturday 4th April And with the total lack of real racing currently, punters will have the chance to see what might have happened had the race actually taken place at Aintree. How do they …

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Timeline: Grand National’s most historic moments – part 3

Dreams come true and history is made for plenty of fairytale endings in Aintree’s Grand National: the ‘world’s greatest race’…  Facts courtesy of Aintree Racecourse. Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here. 1977 Red Rum created history by winning the Grand National, by 25 lengths, for a record third time under Tommy Stack. His …

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Timeline: Grand National’s most historic moments – part 2

Aintree’s Grand National is now the ‘world’s greatest race’? But as well as hosting a base for US troops and a motor-racing circuit, it came close to being lost forever… Facts courtesy of Aintree Racecourse. Read Part 1 here. Read Part 3 here. 1930 By an unknown sire and initially sold for a mere 20 …

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