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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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Christmas for Racegoers: Jockey Club Gift Cards

This year has been tough for many of us, but there is plenty to look forward to as we approach 2021 – in particular we are eagerly anticipating a return of fans to racecourses once government guidelines allow it! For those looking to buy gifts for their racegoer friends and family Jockey Club Racecourses are …

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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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EM Best Dressed Racegoer Competition Entries: Grand National 2020

Huge thanks to our readers who have entered our Best Dressed Racegoer Competition for the Grand National 2020! Competition closes Saturday 18th April. For details of how to enter –click here. Here are some of the fabulous entries so far: Karen SargeantKaren can usually be found glued to her computer or at the stables. Having …

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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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Timeline: Grand National’s most historic moments – part 1

Why is the Grand National the ‘world’s greatest race’? From winning horses that played on the stage, pulled a bus and worked on a farm, to races run in blizzards and fog… these highlights from the race’s history say it all… Facts courtesy of Aintree Racecourse. Read Part 2 here. Read Part 3 here. 1829 …

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