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Aintree Racecourse


Aintree Racecourse Aintree Racecourse is home to the world famous Grand National Steeplechase. It is seen to be the most demanding race to complete with a total of16 fences to jump. All jumps other than the water jump are grown over by Spruce which is totally different to all the other British national hunt races.

There are 4 other National Hunt races that take place here. The Topham Chase, The Grand Sefton Handicap Chase, the Becher Handicap Chase and the Fox Hunters Chase which takes place at the Grand National meeting. Contained within the National track, is the much smaller Mildmay course which consists of a number of hurdles and fences. The fences in the Mildmay course are made of conventional materials. Only the water jump is used by both National Hunt and Mildmay competitors.


The Grand National course distance is 4 and a half miles. On many occasions the ground is soft which makes the course much more demanding on staying power and jumping. The race is arguably the most demanding steeplechase in the world today. The lead often changes after the final fence. Although there are normally 40 horses that take part, usually only 10 finish the race. In 1928 only 2 horses finished out of a field of 42. Red Rum won the race 3 times in the 1970s, a record that is held to this day.

Other facilities at Aintree include the 3 mile motor racing circuit, a 9-hole golf course and driving range as well as facilities for music concerts.

Aintree Racecourse - Notable Races

Red Run Handicap

Chase Grand National

Liverpool Hurdle

Totesport Bowl

Top Novices Bowl

Champion Standard Open

NH Flat Race

Aintree Hurdle

Maghull Novices' Chase

Sefton Novices' Hurdle

Anniversary 4-Y-O

Novices' Hurdle

Aintree Racecourse - Contact Details

The Aintree Racecourse is located on Ormskirk Road, in Aintree, Liverpool and the telephone number for general enquiries is 0151 523 2600

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