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Where is Aintree Racecourse?
Aintree Racecourse is 6km north of Liverpool and just off the A59. Aintree rail station is opposite the main entrance to the racecourse and less than 20 minutes from Liverpool Central.
What is Aintree Racecourse Famous For?
The Grand National, of course. The most famous steeplechase in the world takes place every year on the first or second Saturday of April. While the fences have been softened in recent years, the National remains an extreme test with 30 obstacles to negotiate in four miles and two-and-a-half furlongs (6907m).
Aintree was built by William Lynn in 1829 with the first National, then known as the Grand Liverpool Steeplechase, run 10 years later.
Aintree Racecourse Track Specifics
Aintree boasts two left-handed courses with the National course staging just five chases a year. Each fence (bar the water jump) is covered in spruce with Cheltenham's cross-country course featuring the only other spruce obstacle in British horse racing. The National course also features the Canal Turn which is jumped at an angle as the track turns 90 degrees.
Every other race takes place on the Mildmay course which is a flat sharp track featuring standard birch fences. The run-in is shared.
Biggest Meeting's at Aintree Racecourse
The three-day Grand National festival attracts visitors from far and wide. It often features winners at March's Cheltenham Festival but the quick turnaround and differing tracks – Cheltenham is slower and far more undulating – can produce different results.
There are 11 Grade 1 contests with the Betway Bowl and Aintree Hurdle on the Thursday usually attracting Cheltenham Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle runners respectively. Friday is Ladies Day with the locals dressed up for the occasion, but the Grand National is the highlight on the Saturday.
Home of the world famous Grand National, there's no day out quite like one at Aintree Racecourse in Merseyside and to get the Best Odds at Aintree take a look at both our Best Odds Guaranteed and our Free Bets pages to get the best value for this meeting.
Visit the official Aintree Racecourse website for more information including upcoming race days, on-course features and more!