Aintree Racecourse – Home to The Grand National

The UK’s Top Horse Racing Venue

Located in Aintree, Liverpool this renowned course is a major name in the sporting world – most popular for holding the Grand National. Although Aintree Racecourse has played host to other major events over the years the Grand National is most definitely the highlight.

With steeple-chasing first introduced at Aintree in 1836, the Grand National is now recognised as the world’s greatest steeplechase. The actual course is considered to be one of the hardest to complete. With daunting fences to tackle even the most accomplished have their work cut out. Renowned fences include The Chair, Foinavon and Becher’s Brook. All of which hold their own unique story. Unlike other British National Hunt courses, all fences are covered with spruce sourced from the Lake District.

The racecourse is also a staple piece within the horse racing world thanks to its affiliation with The Jockey Club; the UK giants.

Minella Times had won the Grand National 2021 with his jockey, Rachael Blackmore, becoming the first woman to win the historic event! It was the first Grand National held in two years, with the 2020 event cancelled, but it will always be remembered as an iconic and exciting day.

Look forward to the Grand National 2023 with amazing hospitality with fabulous restaurant facilities, outstanding views and refreshments served regularly.

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Aintree Racecourse Hospitality

Witness world-class jump racing action at one of the greatest National Hunt courses year on year with our VIP tickets & hospitality packages for the Randox Health Grand National. The electric atmosphere that comes hand in hand with an important race day can be felt throughout all of Liverpool.

Indulge in fine dining experiences, savour delicious afternoon teas and network with important clients, or guests over champagne receptions. There’s no better way to experience all the magic of Aintree Racecourse!

In 2021, on the final day of the Grand National, Rachael Blackmore became the first female rider to win the Grand National in horse racing history.

The world watched her achieve this phenomenal feat on Henry de Bromhead-trained Minella Times.  The 31-year-old, who was crowned top rider at the Cheltenham Festival just weeks ago, ascended to the Aintree throne and will forever be remembered for this astonishing victory.

Blackmore commented with “He was just incredible, he jumped beautifully.” When being asked how it felt to be the first female jockey to win the Grand National, she answered with “I don’t feel male or female right now. I don’t even feel human.”

Blackmore added: “He was able to travel into a gap, I seemed to have loads of space everywhere and you couldn’t have wished for a better passage. He was just unbelievable, he really was, his jumping was second to none”.

Discover more about the winners of this illustrious race by taking a read of our Grand National Festival facts and figures.

Watch our exclusive interview with legendary jockey Bob Champion