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Aintree Racecourse

Aintree Racecourse is home to the world’s most famous steeplechase, the Grand National. A left-handed, flat, British horse racing venue on Merseyside just outside Liverpool, it hosts jumps racing on two tracks. The Mildmay Course on the inside is tighter, with a full circuit being just less than a mile-and-a-half. The Grand National Course, meanwhile, is almost two-and-a-quarter miles round and has unique fences like Becher’s Brook, The Canal Turn and The Chair.

Aintree Racecourse events are built around that race and the Grand National Festival in April with 11 Grade 1s taking place over three days. Other high-profile Aintree races include the Liverpool Hurdle and Melling Chase.

Aintree Racecourse Events And Meetings 2021

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THU 8th Apr Aintree North
Turf Jump Afternoon
FRI 9th Apr Aintree North
Turf Jump Afternoon
SAT 10th Apr Aintree North
Turf Jump Afternoon
FRI 14th May Aintree North
Turf Jump Evening
FRI 11th Jun Aintree North
Turf Jump Evening
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SUN 24th Oct Aintree North
Turf Jump Afternoon
SAT 6th Nov Aintree North
Turf Jump Afternoon
SAT 4th Dec Aintree North
Turf Jump Afternoon

Confirmed races in plain text. Confirmed pattern races in bold text. Unconfirmed races in grey text.

Aintree Horse Racing Tips

  • The leading jockey in Aintree Racecourse events in the five seasons from 2015-16 to 2019-20 was Harry Skelton with 14 winners at a 16 per cent strike rate.
  • Nico de Boinville had a slightly better average of 18 per cent success in the saddle.
  • Nicky Henderson was the top trainer at Aintree races in that period sending out 18 winners from his Seven Barrows stable at 20 per cent.
  • Irish handler Gordon Elliott, meanwhile, has won the Grand National three times before.
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The jockey's view

Bryony Frost
By Bryony Frost - Most successful female jump jockey in history

The National course is all left-handed and flat and the fences come thick and fast. The ground can get softer down after Valentine's Brook so that's why you see the race develop there and horses getting left behind.

The only place on the track to give your horse a breather is just after the water. Horses in races need that, you need to have parts where you go back a few gears, and most tracks offer those opportunities, but Aintree doesn't really give you much of that on the National course.

When you're with a good partner on the National track, like I was with Pacha Du Polder, then it's pretty awesome. You are jumping, collecting, jumping, collecting - there's zero time to organise – but it can feel incredible.

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Aintree Races Contact Details

Aintree Racecourse
Ormskirk Road,
Aintree,
Merseyside,
L9 5AS
T: 01515 232 600
W: https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/aintree/

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