In 1839, a horse named Lottery was the first to win the Grand National at Aintree. Throughout history the event has progressed into a tremendous three day festival. The course itself is 4 miles long with 30 jumps. One of the highest class jump races in England, it is an event on the sporting calendar not to be missed.
The event leaps into action again on 12th April 2018. All entertainment will be influenced by Liverpool based acts and performances. At the Aintree pavilion, you can be entertained by some of Liverpool’s fabulous bands.
Dust off your most hallowed hat and make sure you dress to impress on 13th April, as Aintree hosts Ladies Day. A stylish and social occasion is to be had, and you will certainly see some dresses of distinction. Fashions shows and make-up sampling are amongst the many delights taking place in the Red Rum Garden. The main event of the day is the John Smiths Melling steeple chase. Just watching the Race will leave you thirsty for a glass of Champagne, which will readily available at almost every corner.
The keynote is Grand National Day itself. It feels as if the whole world has come to a standstill when the race commences. Entertainment for the day is specially selected, to ensure an overwhelmingly great experience is had by all. The parade of returning Champions is a highlight, along with the Military Band and lots of racing.
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