The grand national is a huge date in the horse racing calendar every year. The Randox Health Grand National 2020 Festival showcases some of the very best in horse racing action. For those new to the event we have a small guide to how the festival works and answers to some common questions.
Starting up on 2nd April is Liverpool’s Day. The day is a relaxed day of top racing quality and relaxing entertainment. This is the perfect time to get to grips with the racing events and how they work as well as enjoy the lighthearted atmosphere.
Next up is Ladies Day, otherwise known as Fabulous Friday. Dress up in your best glad rags for one of the top fashion events. This day isn’t all about the racing as Aintree Racecourse will be awarding a large prize to the winner of the Style Award. On top of the fashion there are some more incredible races including the elusive steeplechase.
The final day is the long awaited Grand National Day. The buildup to the big race is over. This rac draws people from all over the globe. The race consists of 40 horses and riders facing one of the top jump races of the year.
What is the Grand National?
The Grand National – also known as the Grand National Steeplechase – is the world’s most famous horse race, watched by an estimated 600 million people worldwide, which takes place at Aintree every year in April.
What time does the Grand National Race take place?
The 2020 Grand National starts at 5.15pm (17:15 GMT) and will usually finish around 10 minutes later, at 5.25pm (17:25 GMT).
Where is the Grand National hosted?
Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
Where can I get tickets?
Buy your tickets from the Aintree Racecourse website or Randox Health Grand National Website
How many Races take place on Grand National Day?
There are 7 races that take place on Grand National Day. The Grand National Race is the 6th of these races.
What do i wear to the Grand National Festival?
Although there is no official dress code, smart is preferable. Aintree is a spectacle of colour especially on Ladies Day, with many using their trip as an opportunity to showcase their favourite raceday outfits. Hats are optional too, but are frequently worn, however sports clothes and fancy dresses are not permitted for the Grand National meeting.
Who won the 2019 Grand National?
The 2019 Grand National was won by Tiger Roll who is the first horse to win two consecutive Grand Nationals since 1974.
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