The Randox Health Grand National Festival

12th - 14th April 2018 Aintree

The Grand National is one of the premier racing events in the calendar. It is also the biggest and each year 40 runners line up at Aintree to compete for the £1 million prize fund.

What to expect at the Grand National Festival

Aintree is the home of the Randox Health Grand National Festival and the world’s most famous Steeplechase. Grand National Day itself is on the Saturday. There are also racing on the Thursday and Friday, with Ladies Day taking place on the Friday.

Famous Faces

Zara and Mike Tindall often attend this racing fixture, following an appearance at Cheltenham during the previous month. Aintree is in football territory and attracts the likes of Wayne and Coleen Rooney, as well as Michael Owen, who owns a number of race horses.

Event hotspots and hospitality

There are restaurant and private box packages available for the Grand National Festival. You can book hospitality through Sloaney Season. The Princess Royal Restaurant is popular and there is fine dining available at the Randox Health Grand National restaurants.

Did you know

The Grand National was first run in 1839. The course runs over two laps and one of the most famous fences is the Canal Turn, which is famed for its 90 degree left turn immediately after landing.

There is an alcohol policy at the Grand National Festival. Members of the public are advised that no alcohol can be brought onto the premises and this will be confiscated on arrival by a member of the security team. Aintree Racecourse operates a responsible drinking policy and all staff are trained to the highest standards.

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