The Aintree Grand National Festival
7th - 9th April 2011
Every April the crowds flock to Aintree Racecourse for some of the most spectacular jump races of the year. Spanning three action packed days, the Aintree Grand National Festival is part of the steeple diet of any serious National Hunt aficionado.
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The Grand National
The Grand National is the most famous steeplechase in UK horse racing, and the most popular in the world. An estimated 600 million people tune into the Grand National each year, including many people who are otherwise uninterested in horse racing. A tough test for both horses and jockeys, the race has had a high number of equine fatalities due to the difficulty of the jumps. Becher's Brook and The Chair are the most notorious gates to contend with, and they have ominous histories to match their reputations.
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Aintree Racecourse is home to one of Britain's biggest races, the Aintree Grand National. A steeplechase course known for its brutal difficulty, this racecourse is one of the most feared by jockeys. Located at Aintree in Liverpool, this racecourse is well known to the public at large thanks to the popularity of the Grand National Festival.
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