The Randox Health Grand National 2017
With over 600 million people watching from home and more than 155,000 racegoers attending over the three days, it certainly is the must attend event of the year. Tickets sell out fast so hopefully, have managed to grab yours (and also saved money by using your Rewards4Racing points!)
For those of you who haven’t been to the Randox Health Grand National before, here is some information that you will hopefully find useful:
Aintree Racecourse is located on the A59, just one mile from the M57 and M58, which link the M62 and M6. There is limited car parking for a fee at the racecourse. However, Aintree recommend visiting by rail as the Aintree Station is directly opposite the racecourse.
Day 1 – Grand Opening Day, (Thursday 6 April 2017) – Racing action kicks off with Grand Opening Day, enjoy a day of top class racing followed by live music and entertainment. Gates will open at 11am but get to Aintree early to make the most of your day and also to allow for racecourse security procedures.
Day 2 – Ladies Day, (Friday 7 April 2017) – Don’t miss the day when the ladies take to the stage! Gates open at 10.30am.
Day 3 – Grand National Day, (Saturday 8 April 2017) – The day of the grandest show there is. Gates open early at 10am.
So, now you’ve got your tickets you’ll be looking to plan your day, as well as watching the thrill of the races you’ll not want to miss these highlights whilst on course:
Take a course tour
Really make the most of your Grand National experience by taking a buggie tour of the iconic fences prior to racing! The Course Tour run's each day of The Randox Health Grand National Festival, starting at 11.10am on Grand Opening Day (Thursday), 10.40am on Ladies’ Day (Friday) and 10.10am on Grand National Day (Saturday). This is a free tour offered on a first come, first served basis.
If you would like to see how the iconic Grand National fences are built here is a great video by Aintree Racecourse:
Enjoy live entertainment
Take a trip over to the Aintree Pavilion after racing to enjoy music live music from a number of act's.
Take part in the style awards
During Ladies Day (Friday) don’t miss your chance to win a brand new black Range Rover Evoque! Keep an eye out for the #FabulousFriday frames where a professional photographer will capture your official competition image.
Red Rum 40
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary Red Rum's third Grand National victory in 1977. Help us celebrate his anniversary in the Red Rum Garden which will be completely themed around Aintree’s hero.
So, let the countdown begin to the grandest and biggest racing show on earth. Enjoy the day and remember to set your goals to help you save for next year!