Savour a day at Chester with Silks!

Grab your race cards and finest attire! The Chester May Festival is hoving swiftly into view! Three spectacular days of racing await at this treasured flat racing venue, with proceedings getting underway for Chester City Day on Wednesday 5th May 2021. Thursday sees the return of Ladies Day whilst Friday plays host to one of the most famous and historic races of the season for the very first time, the Chester Cup.

Whether looking to entertain your prized clients, enjoy a day with the family, or simply get the weekend off to a racing start, a visit to Chester Racecourse presents the ideal opportunity to rally the troops and enjoy the excitement of live on-turf action.

It is the hospitality, however, that is arguably the event’s real showstopper.

Eventmasters’ Silks facility has established itself as a firm favourite among racegoers in recent years. Offering prime viewing from its premier course-facing position on the racecourse, it allows guests to soak up the sun-splashed action in true style.

But a prime vantage point certainly isn’t the only highlight at this splendid corporate setting. A cordial prosecco reception, four-course luncheon, and all-day complimentary bar are also among the package’s other signature benefits!

MAKE IT A DAY TO REMEMBER WITH EVENTMASTERS’ CHESTER MAY FESTIVAL HOSPITALITY.

Full package details for our Silks facility can be found below:

  • Festival pavilion admission badge (Access to the Paddock & County Lawn)
  • Exclusive use of the chalet throughout the day
  • Prosecco reception
  • Four course luncheon
  • Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bar throughout the day
  • Racecard
  • Car park pass (1 per 2 guests)
  • Floral decoration
  • ChesterBets facilities
  • Plasma TV Screens
  • Experienced Eventmasters event management in attendance throughout the day

Discover day-by-day availability for the Chester May Festival below:

Wednesday – Chester City Day

Thursday – Ladies Day

Friday – Chester Cup Day

Alternatively, please call our Chester May Festival hospitality specialists on 0121 233 6500. Thanks to our thirty years of industry experience, we excel in delivering a service unrivalled by most.

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Premier League Highlights & Review: Matchday 12

What an eventful set of games we saw in last weekend’s Premier League. England teammates, Joe Gomez and Raheem Sterling got into a bust up on the pitch at Anfield, with the game also resulting in Liverpool storming eight-points clear at the top. Chelsea left Stamford Bridge with a clean slate against Crystal Palace, Leicester City cemented themselves in a second-place position, Spurs got a draw and Manchester United bagged a 3-1 victory over Brighton to sit a point outside the top six.

The gap widens between Man City and Liverpool

Manchester City moved into fourth place following Sunday’s loss to The Reds, who have extended their lead against their Northern rivals by nine points. It was a thrilling victory for Klopp’s men who secured a 3-1 win at Anfield, with Man City’s only goal coming very late in the game.

Fabinho put the Reds in front, scoring a sublime goal in the 6th minute, though it came after a handball controversary against Trent Alexander-Arnold. Bernardo Silva sent a cross towards Sergio Aguero which struck Alexander-Arnold’s arm and though City raised objections, the referee shut them down.

Alexander-Arnold defended himself by stating it came off Silva’s arm first but fans and even some pundits have protested in City’s favour. Ex-City captain Kompany, also commented, saying that Bernardo’s hand was in a natural position and Alexander-Arnold’s was not. He then went on to say that either way play should have been stopped regardless of the final ruling.

Mo Salah was next on the scoring sheet, driving a header into the bottom corner to double Liverpool’s lead. It was a lovely ball from Andy Robertson who ran down the left flank after receiving a wonderful cross from Alexander-Arnold. The Reds soon tripled their lead when Sadio Mane put one past back-up keeper Claudio Bravo, leaving Pep Guardiola fretting.

City managed to slip one past Alisson in the 78th minute. Bernardo Silva fired a low strike at the near the post but it wasn’t enough to make a real difference. In absence of Aymeric Laporte and Ederson, Man City are really struggling this season. There’s no denying that Pep’s men are an attacking threat but the cracks in their defence are deepening and it’s costing them.

Can the January transfer window save them or have Liverpool dismissed Manchester City as Premier League title contenders?

Chelsea’s young stars continue to rise

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LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Mason Mount of Chelsea celebrates his goal during the Premier League match (Photo by Clive Howes – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Frank Lampard’s tactical plan against Crystal Palace worked to full effect last Saturday as the Blues left Stamford Bridge with three points and a clean sheet, to mark their sixth win in a row.

Chelsea dominated in a frustrating first-half which saw a number of near misses and blocked efforts for the Blues. Palace goalkeeper, Vicente Guaita did well to deny some of the shots from Lampard’s men. American international, Christian Pulisic attempted first and did brilliantly to divert Joel Ward before firing the shot into the arms of Guaita and Willian’s efforts went wide after he recovered a ball that had been for Tammy Abraham.

Crystal Palace’s head coach, Roy Hodgson entered Stamford Bridge in trepidation, using a 4-5-1 formation which can be assumed was in hopes that a tight midfield and defensive line would be able to keep the likes of Mason Mount, Pulisic and Abraham out. Though that obviously didn’t work out too well for him.

Chelsea broke through in the second-half and Abraham was the first to go down on the score sheet. The goal started with Kovacic, who shifted through a pool of Palace players before laying off to Willian. He neatly flicked the ball into Abraham’s path and the Chelsea striker wasted no time to drive it into the bottom corner of the net.

Later, Pulisic had another go, dancing past a few players before curling it towards the goal but Gauita managed to get his fingers on the ball and deny him. Pulisic’s a phenomenal player when he’s in his rhythm and can become extremely dangerous, looking almost unstoppable on the ball. He got his chance later in the game, doubling Chelsea’s lead after picking up a deflected ball from Gary Cahill who had blocked Michy Batshuayi’s attempt.

Chelsea continue to edge closer to the top, eight points behind current leaders Liverpool but have tough competition next when they head to the Etihad.

Leicester City put pressure on Unai Emery’s Arsenal

Aubameyang ArsenalLeicester City are having an excellent run this season and are on track to finish way ahead of their ninth-place position during the 2018/19 campaign. At King Power Stadium it comes at no surprise that it was Jamie Vardy creating a ruckus for the Gunners.

The first-half was a dry half – if you don’t factor in the fact it was tipping it down with rain – and both sides were displaying a resilience to concede. VAR denied Leicester City a penalty when Mattéo Guendouzi roughed up Çağlar Söyüncü and by 15 minutes, Arsenal should have been ahead when a link up series ended with Lacazette who sent the ball wide.

Ayoze Perez had a near miss too. He fired through an open Arsenal defence but sent his efforts flying over the crossbar. The Gunners and The Foxes were energetic in the first-half and neither seemed too disappointed with themselves when the half-time whistle blew but the second-half changed the game.

Leicester had a new bout of energy and were strong on the attack, making quick, clinical and tactical advances. In fact, it could have been 3-0 had Ndidi not been so unlucky. He received a wonderfully controlled cross from Pereira and side footed it towards the Arsenal goal for it to connect with the crossbar and bounce back towards him – very unlucky.

But the Foxes soon got a breakthrough and in the 68th minute, Youri Tielemans tees up Vardy, who drives a low-ball past Bernd Leno to put Leicester ahead. James Maddison is next down on the scoresheet, sending a sublime one home to seal Arsenal fate at King Power Stadium.

Man United demand attention after 3-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion

Premier League Highlights & Review: Matchday 12

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 30: Anthony Martial of Manchester United celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match on March 30, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

There’s no denying that Manchester United have struggled in the Premier League this season and are clinging on to a top ten position, never mind a top six. Of the twelve Premier League games they’ve played this season, they have only won two though the win at Brighton was certainly one to boast about.

There were entertaining and promising displays from Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Andreas Pereira, as well as Brandon Williams who made his full Premier League debut and Fred who was simply incredible for the Red Devils.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær was thrilled with the result, claiming it to be Manchester United’s “best performance of the season” and you can understand why. The Red Devils were forcing Mat Ryan to make some key saves during the game, the first coming from a tee up between Martial and Rashford. Martial was soon back at it again, laying off a ball for Pereira who, after a quick shuffle of the feet made it Red Devils 1, Seagulls 0.

Two minutes later United added a second. Harry Maguire and Brighton’s, Lewis Dunk were fighting for the ball in the air which ended up falling at the feet of Davy Pröpper, who toe-poked it into his own net being under pressure from Scott McTominay.

Lewis Dunk slotted one home for Brighton to make it 2-1 and close United’s comfy lead but Rashford soon cancelled out all hope for the Seagulls to make a comeback. Just two minutes later he restored United’s two-goal cushion by driving home an effort from 12-yards. The England international could’ve made it 4-1 too if he hadn’t sent an easy goal wide.

Manchester United have a long way to go but with determination and improvement, they may be able to challenge a top four position this season.

VAR disallow Sheffield United goal in Spurs clash

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Sheffield United left Spurs New Stadium more than a little frustrated on Saturday evening having been denied the opportunity to walk away with three points thanks to VAR.

The decision took more than four minutes to make but on-pitch referee, Dermott Gallagher said the right call was made as the Blades midfielder, John Lundstram was marginally offside. The decision caused a bit of uproar amongst Sheffield United fans, with some calling out VAR officials for being biased.

But Chris Wilder’s men, who currently sit fifth in the league table behind Manchester City played extremely well. They were fearless in attack and resilient in defence against last year’s Champions League runners-up who are also challenging for a top four finish.

Spurs showed fleeting displays of excellence in the game, which doesn’t serve as testimony to their outstanding mid-week performance. Heung-Min Son opened the scoring for Tottenham, firing the ball through the legs of Dean Henderson to put the Lilywhites ahead. Twenty minutes later Sheffield United equalised when George Baldock’s cross fired into the back of the net.

Spurs continued to push but Sheffield United were a tough opponent and created chances that caused Mauricio Pochettino’s men some problems but no doubt Tottenham Hotspur will continue to work hard.

After the international break will there be more shocks and surprises in the Premier League?

Tough Night for Liverpool & Chelsea

Liverpool suffered an unlucky defeat at San Paolo Stadium against Napoli in the first round of the UEFA Champions League Group Stages. Defeat was looking unlikely until the 82nd minute, when the game took a turn following a controversial decision made by the referee. Andy Robertson was adjudged to have brought Jose Callejon down in the box and Napoli were awarded with a penalty.

There seemed to be minimal contact and the foul went to VAR, who deemed the referee’s decision as just and allowed Napoli the spot-kick. In an interview, Klopp agreed that Callejon played it smart against Robertson and that the yellow card his defender received was “harsh.”

It was Dries Mertens that took the shot and though Adrian got his hand on it, he just couldn’t do enough to push it outside of the goal. Nevertheless, Adrian’s performance against Napoli was outstanding and he did well to save a number of dangerous shots from Carlo Ancelotti’s side. The most stunning being when he denied Mertens attempt earlier on in the second half, somehow managing to push the ball onto the roof of the net with his right hand as it spun rapidly towards the top corner.

Napoli did have it in the net from early on in the game but the ‘goal’ was ruled offside – Fabian Ruiz shot twice and Adrian made two successive lightning saves before the ball was nodded home by Lozano, who was correctly flagged down. Cutting a home sides raring celebration short.

More frustration came in extra time when Napoli scored again in the 92nd minute sending Liverpool down 2-0 in Naples. Virgil Van Dijk made a rare error by allowing former Tottenham centre-forward Fernando Llorente to gain pace on the ball and send it home for Napoli. He’ll be disappointed with his part in the goal and should Liverpool want to hold on to their Champions League title, errors like that can’t be afforded but we all know how capable the Dutch defender is and this small blip won’t speak for the rest of the season.

Whilst the Reds conceded two goals, they were still threatening on the counter-attack and Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret, had to make some vital saves, especially from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.

Mane whipped a shot towards the net, in attempt to go through the keeper but Meret got down well to block, cradling the ball in both arms. Mo Salah fired a low diagonal shot and again, Meret did excellently to get his fingertips on the ball and deny the shot. Roberto Firmino nearly put Liverpool ahead with his header that just flashed wide of the post – could have definitely been a goal if it had been on target! James Milner nearly had an assist when he curled a low ball towards Mo Salah but Mario Ruiz did well to clear it.

Mane and Salah also somehow made a hash of a two on one. Napoli had failed to mark the two forwards effectively and the two zoomed towards a Napoli box but Mane miscalculated the cross to Salah, sending it far too wide for him to get a clear foot on it. It was the perfect and perhaps easiest opportunity Liverpool would have had to put themselves ahead and you could see the anticipation on the away fans faces. Either way, the Reds were creating opportunity, there’s no denying that.

Liverpool had been the better side for long periods, but it was clear that Napoli had done their homework and it was a spell of déjà vu for Liverpool, as Napoli’s last-minute success was a reminder of what happened when they played the same opponents a year ago.

A disappointed Jurgen Klopp admitted: “We had our opportunities. We had a lot of counter-attacks but could not finish them off.”

But this is exactly how Liverpool started their Champions League season last year. The Reds lost four of their six away fixtures and yet still climbed to the top to win the Champions League title, so fans shouldn’t be too disheartened.

For Liverpool it seems that when the beginning is harsh, it will end in victory. They play Red Bull Salzburg next at home and whilst the Austrian side defeated Genk 6-2, they shouldn’t be too brazen as Klopp’s men haven’t lost a game at Anfield Stadium since 2017! They’ll be looking to make light work of RB Salzburg though they should keep their eye on up-and-coming star Erling Håland.

Ross Barkley Gutted by Missed Penalty That Prevents a Draw at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea also suffered a defeat in their opening Champions League game. The Blues lost 0-1 at home to Valencia, marking another frustrating night at Stamford Bridge.

It was Valencia’s, Rodrigo, the only goal-scorer of the night that put Chelsea down. He edged into the home sides box in an excellent set-piece following Valencia’s free-kick. Parejo chipped the ball over the man-made wall and Rodrigo sprinted from out of nowhere, catching the ball with his left foot to hook it around and send it past Chelsea keeper, Kepa. And the away fans were sent into a flurry of celebration.

Chelsea had opportunity to equalise after VAR awarded a penalty for a handball by Daniel Wass that came off a header by Tomori. After a round of questioning by Jorginho and Willian, Ross Barkley took the shot but missed the penalty, with the ball cannoning off the cross bar and then going over.

Valencia had evidently done their homework on Lampard’s men as they defended smartly against a home side that clearly had more possession and control for the most part of the game. Jasper Cillessen did well to deny attempts from both Willian and Marcus Alonso, who fired a lovely shot through the visitor’s poor wall and towards the corner of the post.

Willian was looking especially threatening throughout the game, which is perhaps why he was so determined to take the spot-kick for his side.

There were chances from Giroud and Christensen too, though they just couldn’t do enough to put the Blues ahead. Chelsea had also lost young star and England International, Mason Mount early on in the first half following a rash challenge by Valencia’s Francis Coquelin. Needless to say, it was a tense and frustrating encounter that marked an undesirable first for Frank Lampard, who has become the first Chelsea manager in charge to lose his opening Champions League match.

He admitted that it was a “harsh lesson”, especially for his younger players who have much to learn about Champions League Football. We know there will be better nights than this one for Chelsea and that the Blues will do well to qualify from this minor setback.

N’Golo Kante is in good form, Emerson Palmieri has returned and Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to make his comeback. We know Chelsea are capable of great football, that was seen in their 5-2 victory over Wolves and with the Blues eager to seal their first win at Stamford Bridge, if they don’t do it in the Premier League, they’ll be hoping to triumph against Ajax, who they face at home next in the Champions League Group Stages.

Brit-Tastic Sporting Weekender

What a weekend for the British as we host two of the weekend’s biggest sports tournaments. The summer sports calendar is well underway and The Brits are bringing it home.

It was in Silverstone where the victories began! Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton takes home his sixth British Grand Prix trophy as he celebrates on home soil. The British champion now has the most British GP’S, breaking James Clark five wins. The weekends action has taken Hamilton 39 points ahead of Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas.

Hamilton’s Mercedes team mate Battos made a strong start to the race, which saw him take pole position. Later on Battos slipped behind after his two-stop strategy. Unlike Hamilton who decided on a one stop strategy, seeing him take his final lap with tyres that was around 30 laps old. The final push to the finishing line was Hamilton’s fastest lap. There are speculations about the stop strategy in the Mercedes camp, whether Battos could’ve be at a disadvantage due to the stop strategy. So could Hamilton’s stop strategy be another key factor to his win?

The race didn’t run too smoothly for fellow Red Bull and Ferrari rivals, after a collision between Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen. It has been reported that the incident was caused by Vettel, who has received a ten second penalty. But what’s left on everyone’s mind is whether the outcome would have been the same if the incident between the two drivers didn’t occur?

Lewis Hamilton shows that he was just warming up in Friday’s practise run, after he was beaten by Bottas fellow Mercedes driver and Ferraris Charles Leclerc by 0.006-0.009 seconds. But certainly, showed up for the main event at Silverstone.

And it doesn’t end there for Britain as we secure yet another victory on home soil.

The World Cup final was in its full glory on Sunday, and it was not your usual game. England was up against New Zealand, who were named as the tournament underdogs. And It wasn’t so easy for both teams as the game ended in a tie. This being a very unlikely result in the sport, but happened twice in Sunday’s game. Ending in a tie required both teams to have six extra balls for the final decider of the game. Lucky for the Brits their advantage with 26 boundaries to the Kiwis 17, saw them take the cricket World Cup Victory, not your usual cricket World Cup final.

The 2019 World Cup was New Zealand’s second attempt in the final, but it became another 2015 show, which saw them lose to Australia. The average innings score was very different to previous World Cups, with the first innings averaging around 271.

Ben Stokes gave the crowd one of his best performances as he impresses The Oval crowd with a one-handed catch, contributing to England’s victory.

The country celebrated their first cricket World Cup win, and are now hoping to be strong contenders in The Ashes. England will be back for more wins at Lords, where they will be up against Ireland in The Ashes tournament.

If you are interested in seeing England in action after their World Cup victory contact the Eventmasters team on 0121 233 6500 for further information.

Eventmasters choose Prostate Cancer UK as Charity of the Year

Prostate Cancer UK is the latest charity to be supported by the Eventmasters Foundation. The Foundation was formed last year to ‘formalise’ the efforts that the corporate hospitality specialist has been making for the last 30 years in supporting numerous good causes.

Eventmasters has committed to donating a minimum four figure sum to each of its four chosen charities from the proceeds of fund raising activities and silent auctions at its own events. These efforts then culminate every December at the annual Midlands Sportsman’s Luncheon where a cheque presentation is held.

Prostate Cancer UK benefits alongside LoveBrum, Scotty’s Little Soldiers and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Eventmasters Managing Director Denise Sheasby, a former nurse herself, said: “Prostate cancer is a dreadful disease and claims many lives that if diagnosed earlier could have been saved. We want to work with the charity not only to raise funds but also to help raise awareness.

“Prostate Cancer UK has also been selected by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce as their charity of the year and, as Chamber partners and members, we were delighted to help raise funds at the Chambers’ Annual Dinner via our sister company, www.silentauctionevents.com; a big thank you to all of the guests in attendance on the night that helped raise in excess of £3,000.00 from the Silent Auction”

Tracey Pritchard, Executive Director of Engagement at Prostate Cancer UK said: “We would like to thank the Eventmasters Foundation for choosing Prostate Cancer UK as their charity of the year and for recognising the vital support we need to stop prostate cancer being a killer. Prostate cancer is the biggest cancer killer in men, with one man dying every 45 minutes from the disease – a shocking statistic that cannot be ignored.

“The money raised by the Eventmasters Foundation will help us fund vital research to improve diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the disease as well as helping men and their families affected by prostate cancer. This support is invaluable and for this we are extremely grateful.”

Eventmasters, established in 1985, has become one of the UK’s leading official corporate hospitality specialists, providing experiences and VIP packages around top sporting and cultural events including the likes of Royal Ascot, Cheltenham, Premier League football, tennis tournaments and much else besides.

Find out more information about Prostate Cancer UK at: https://prostatecanceruk.org/

How in-work training can create a strong and diverse workforce

Alex Butler, Soar Online (Eventmasters Group)
Aston University Graduate (2018)

There are two ways to ensure that everyone a business hires is capable of the role.  The first way to ensure high standards is the most common – academic and other training qualifications.  It’s quick and easy, and almost always guaranteed to get some of the best people with each round of hiring.

It’s often assumed by employers that best practice is to hire people with industry-specific qualifications – hiring a welder to weld makes sense.

The other method of ensuring your workforce is high-quality is gaining traction in business circles.

In-work training of core industry skills is increasingly being utilised by cross-industry leaders.  Recruitment and training experts consider it a highly effective way to ensure all employees are skilled and trained to the same benchmark standards.

For a while, training on the job was unfashionable – it seemed old-hat and redundant.  But that is not the case in the modern employment marketplace.

This summer, I graduated from Aston University – my degree is in Politics.  Soar Online, part of the Eventmasters Group, hired me as a Junior Content and SEO Executive – two very different industries.

Why did they hire me?  Let me explain.

The skills involved in the political sector (both public and private) are similar to those in marketing in many ways.  Concepts with great crossover include maintaining a good public image, diplomacy and high level competition, and the endless (but often invisible) work to keep things current.

Perhaps most importantly to areas in both industries is the ability to persuade.  To convince and influence at a high level means success for both Marketers and Politicians alike.

The skills I was provided with at Aston University allowed me to flourish in any environment – including ones I hadn’t trained specifically for.  The skills I learnt apply to many industries, and opened doors to any industry I wished to enter.

Not only did I have the right transferable skills to attain the job, I was able to demonstrate them in the interview in order to secure employment barely a month after graduating from Aston University.

I was delighted to get the role.  Competition was tight and many of my colleagues at Soar had much more specific industry experience before being hired.  I’m proud to be considered an asset of a business with so many skilled employees.

So what next?  The company had hired an Aston politics graduate, but needed a marketer.  No amount of transferable skills can be a perfect substitute.

This is where in-work training was used to great effect.  I wasn’t the only fresh face in the office to not have marketing experience – and Soar Online knew what they were doing here.  Their use of in-work training has made me realise just how effective it can be.

For a start, converting the skills I learnt at Aston University took almost no time at all.  Once I’d had the foundations laid down during my degree, there was little more for Soar Online to do.

The fact that training was so quick was in part down to my past experiences at university, and in part down to the effectiveness of in-work training to build upon pre-existing skills.

The in-house training here has been greatly effective.

Concepts I was previously unaware of I now feel comfortable using on my own areas of our keys sites.  Many are now second nature to me.  I found this training in-work to compliment the foundation built at university.

So, I did some reading –

What I’ve found over and over again are people with similar experiences to us here at Soar Online.  Time after time, employers are finding in-work training which builds on existing strengths can be a very effective method of ensuring new recruits are capable.

While someone with experience in “industry specific” training might have more detailed ideas about their new job, they aren’t always the right person to hire.  Very often, the person who otherwise seems ‘right’ has little industry knowledge – but they have insight into the more general concepts and the right attributes to succeed in the company.

Having a degree from Aston University expanded my career opportunities beyond what I expected.  Especially after graduate workplace training at Soar Online, I now feel confident to enter any field of work I want to.

 

Alex graduated from Aston University in 2018, and is now working at Birmingham SEO agency SoarOnline.

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Grand National Weights Lunch: Heads To Liverpool

The Grand National weights lunch will for the first time in history be held in Liverpool.

During the First World War the Grand National was temporarily held at London Gatwick. This lunch celebrates 100 years since the Grand National returned to Aintree.

The Grade II listed Cunard Building located at the Pier Head will play host to the prestigious lunch. Set to take place on February 12th 2019, it will be a celebration of the great city.

The highly anticipated event will reveal the Randox Health Grand National weights for 2019.

Liverpool’s wider contribution to music and sport will also be a main focus of the day. There will be plenty to be proud of and celebrate all around Liverpool.

Previously the weights lunch has been hosted at iconic London venues such as the Royal Opera House. John Baker said he “felt delighted to bring the weights lunch home”. He also stated the people of Liverpool have helped shape the Grand National into the worlds greatest steeplechase.

The 2017 weights cocktail evening received major news coverage due to the changes. However many complained about the poor acoustics of the event.

The 2018 weights reveal was an affair fit for a movie star. The Grand National descended on Bafta headquarters in Piccadilly. The event took place a few days before the highly anticipated British Academy Film Awards. The 2019 event is set to be even more special.

The 2018 Grand National weights reveal placed Definitly Red at the top at 165 but who will come out on top in 2019? There is no doubt that trainers will be on tenterhooks as they anticipate the results.

With the season upon us the countdown to the Grand National is well underway. See your favourite horses live in action at Aintree racecourse. Don’t miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the Grand National in real life.

Enjoy the Grand National 2019 with our exclusive VIP tickets and luxurious hospitality packages. Indulge in fine dining, complimentary drinks and afternoon tea. Take in all the action with unmissable views of Aintree racecourse ensuring you miss none of the action.

Packages are available on all three days of the Grand National Meeting. Meaning whatever your needs are, we can help.

Enjoy your Grand National experience in style with the help of Eventmasters.

Grand National 2019 Horses to Watch

Grand National Horses to Watch for 2019

April 2019 will see the world’s most prestigious steeplechase return to Liverpool. The Grand National festival is said to attract 152,000 visitors each year. It is the most valuable jump race in Europe with a prize fund of over £1 million.

2018’s Grand National saw Tiger Roll make history with a triumphant main event win. But who will make history in 2019?

Which Grand National Runners should we keep an eye on?

Tiger Roll

The 2018 Grand National winner will no doubt be hoping for a consecutive win ahead of the 2019 festival. Horsing hero Red Rum was the last back to back winner in 1973 and 1974, will Tiger Roll be able to match this victory? Trainer Gordon Elliot will be chasing a triple win to match his previous 2007 and 2018 wins. Tiger Roll’s successful run dates back to his win at Cheltenham Festival in the 2016/17 season also. Tiger Roll is one to watch in 2019, have you got your bets ready?

Pleasant Company

Runner up Pleasant Company had an extraordinary run in the 2018 Grand National. Despite being headed by Tiger Roll he is set to be a major contender in 2019’s race. With wins at Punchestown and Fairyhouse in the 2016/17 season he is definitely one to watch. As one of the oldest front runners at the age of 11, there is no sign of him tiring out. Trainer Willie Mullins will be hoping to narrow the gap since his previous win in 2005.

Anibale Fly

One to watch Anibale Fly will look to make history for his Irish trainer Tony Martin with a 2019 win. The horse’s strong stamina has played in his favour in the past with a third-place victory at Cheltenham. The 2018 Grand National saw Anibale Fly finish in fourth place with a 159 rating. As the Grand National festival draws closer there is no doubt the support for Anibale will fly in. Would he get your bet?

One For Arthur

Grand National 2017 winner will look to regain his title in a 2019 comeback. The Scottish trained horse missed out on the 2018 Grand National due to injury. Yet he still remains a Grand National favourite. As a previous winner, his chances of victory are high and there is no doubt the 2018 break has paid off. One for Arthur will look to replicate Red Rum’s victory with a double win in 2019. Trainer Lucinda Russell is confident her horse can come back triumphantly. Excited about the 2019 season she said her horse has both bravery and the ability to come out victorious.

Keep up with the latest Grand National runners for 2019 with our Grand National news and updates.

ENJOY OUR WONDERFUL Grand National Hospitality AT AINTREE RACECOURSE IN 2019 with luxuruious packages and VIP tickets.

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The Grand National each year sees many exciting moments and victorious wins, the upcoming festival is set to be no different. Saddle up and get ready for the horse racing spectacle of the year. Our runners to watch will certainly be bringing their A game to the festival. With double wins on the cards and a 2019 comeback, there is no doubt history will be made.
 
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