The Home of the Grand National

Aintree racecourse is one of the premier racecourses in the UK. It is the home of The Grand National and almost all of the Grand National horse races have been run here with very few exceptions.


The actual racing surface has undergone massive change since the first early races when there were hurdles as well as fences to be jumped and also at one stage a brick wall was amongst the obstacles, but in recent times there have only been minor changes to the track.

The_Aintree_Pavillion The racecourse facilities have undergone a huge face lift since 2006 and is shaking off much of the old look and is being brought bang up to date with its modern facilities making it a great place and watch horse racing.
The course for some time only held The Grand National meeting but now it is adding race meetings to the calendar and is proving to be a very popular venue for other activities, such as conferences and weddings. There is also a golf course in the centre of the course. The_Grand_National_Course
Picnic_Area The racecourse is now also a visitor's centre with tours held where you can see all the famous parts of the course as well as a guided tour of the visitors centre.
Many of the stands have adopted the names of famous people and horses that have run in The Grand National, The Manifesto Restaurant named after the greatest of all runners in the Grand National, The Lord Sefton stand, The Earl of Derby Stand, both men who had great influence in the setting up of the race. There are boxes named after famous winners, Early Mist (1953), Maori Venture (1987), Seagram (1991), and Cloister (1893). Lord_Sefton_and_Earl_of_Derby_Stands_
Aintree and The Grand National in all its spender is a fantastic day out so why not come along to one of the race days, or visit the course and take a tour on the non-race days (please contact course for details).

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