The Randox Health Grand National 2018 – Corporate News and Hospitality Updates – Aintree
With unparalleled views of Aintree Racecourse, combined with fabulous first-class VIP service throughout, guests of Eventmasters hospitality are ensured of enjoying a racing experience unlike any other.
In 2017, the Grand National festival certainly gave visitors a marvellous spectacle to savour. Kicking off proceedings was Grand Opening Day, a fixture which traditionally features four superb Grade One contests with honourable mentions including the Betfred Bowl and the Aintree Doom Bar Hurdle.
It was the industrious Tea For Two who romped to victory in the Betfred Bowl last year, whilst superstar Buveur D’Air, trained by Nicky Henderson, claimed the Aintree Doom Bar Hurdle ahead of close rival, My Tent Or Yours.
Aintree Racecourse also plays host to one of the season’s most glamourous social occasions, Ladies Day. This fabulous fixture, synonymous with supreme style and sophistication, is one of the UK’s most popular days within the horse racing calendar.
Fineries aside, this splendid day is also renowned for featuring some of the most compelling racing events of the year. Four Grade One races, including the JLT Melling Chase and Mildmay Novices’ Chase, are the undisputed highlights of the day. The exciting Topham Chase also makes for fantastic viewing.
In 2017, these three intriguing contests were taken by Fox Norton (JLT Melling Chase), Might Bite (Mildmay Novices’ Chase) and Ultragold (Topham Chase).
Last but certainly not least is the illustrious Grand National Day, the blue riband event of the festival. In 2017, the revered Handicap Chase, run over a gruelling four and a quarter miles, was claimed in sublime style by One For Arthur, who became only the second ever Scottish-trained Grand National winner.
The superb victory also signified a remarkable milestone as Lucinda Russell became only the fourth woman in the event’s history to train a winner in the marquee race.
There will certainly be much to look forward to as the event once again draws near.