This page is all about the Grand National and National Hunt horse racing that happens annually at Aintree. It attracts over 30 racehorses which take on several steeples and obstacles. It is part of National Hunt horse racing which features a number of steeples, bumper and hurdle races throughout the year in the United Kingdom. Other big races are often part of festivals held over many days such as the Cheltenham Festival.
The Grand National
The Grand National is one of Britain’s biggest races and has captivated audiences since the 1860s. Famous winners have usually taken out the race in controversial circumstances or have won the race more than once. The excitement of the race is because of the endurance and dangers inherent in the race.
Aintree Racecourse is the home of the Grand National. It includes a unique course with 16 fences and an unconventional circuit that is not the usual oval shape. The grounds are used for other purposes, and as such there are many facilities. Aintree is in the North West of England and attracts horse-racing fans from all over.
National Hunt horse racing
The Grand National is not the only famous steeplechase in England. There are a number of top-class races that are under the National Hunt banner including the Gold Cup which is part of the Cheltenham Festival held over four days. There are many races with prize money over 100,000 pounds which attract punters from all over the world.
Enjoy all that the Grand National held at Aintree, and National Hunt horse racing has to offer.