Sporting Icons To Celebrate Grand National Thursday At Aintree.

Sportings icons to celebrate Merseyside Sport at the brand new Champions Lounge with Kenny Dalglish, Michael Owen, Graeme Sharp, Sam Quek, Beth Tweddle and many more stars.

There will be a ‘Celebration of Merseyside Sport’ for Grand National Thursday of the Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, 12th April 2018.

Arguably one of the best days in British Racing Jumps calendar, the newly renamed Grand National Thursday – A Day for Champions, will celebrate the many successes of sport across Merseyside with a brand new Champions Lounge which will include some of the very best sports stars from across Merseyside. The stars, who will range from yesteryear to current day, will also be part of a new Opening Ceremony on the day.

Michael Owen, Former Liverpool FC and England footballer, said: “Delighted to be part of the new Champions Lounge on Grand National Thursday. I’m a massive horseracing fan and the Grand National is such an iconic race watched by millions around the world. I really like the fact that Aintree is not only showcasing the quality of racing on Grand National Thursday but also celebrating Merseyside Sport on the day as well.”

The new Champions Lounge will be located next to Aintree’s Parade Ring and hosted by BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker.

It will consist of Q&A sessions throughout Grand National Thursday with sporting celebrities representing sports synonymous to success in Merseyside including Liverpool FC legends, Kenny Dalglish, Michael Owen and John Aldridge; Everton FC’s Graeme Sharp, Ian Snodin and Graham Stuart; Olympic Gold Medallist, Sam Quek; Olympic medallist and 3-time World Champion, Beth Tweddle; Rugby League Legend, Jon Wilkin; European Champion, Commonwealth gold and World silver medallist, Fran Halsall; Olympic Taekwondo Silver Medallist, Bianca Walden; and Boxing star Paul Smith.

Aside from the Q&A sessions and rubbing shoulders with the stars throughout the day, racegoers will receive a Buffet ‘Feast for Champions’ in the Champions Lounge, breakfast canapes, Earl of Derby Grandstand seats, traditional Afternoon Tea, musical entertainment, complimentary racecard and free car parking at one of the greatest horseracing Festival in the world.

Tickets for the Champions Lounge on Grand National Thursday are priced at £299 + VAT. To purchase go to or call 0151 522 2911. Racegoers can also email or buy tickets directly from the sales office at Aintree Racecourse.

by Jo B at Rewards4Racing

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