A weekend of horse racing at Aintree Racecourse
The local community came together at Aintree Racecourse last weekend (10/11/18) for a fun filled day. With events, activities and top class jump racing hosted throughout the day it was well worth a visit.
The highlight of the day for racing enthusiasts was no doubt the jump racing action. The race schedule looked something like this:
Race Schedule 10/11/18:
12.25 – The E.B.F. Stallions ‘NH’ Novices’ Hurdle – 2m 4f
13:00 – The Community Day Novices’ Steeple Chase – 3m 1f
13.35 – The Pertemps Network (Supporting BTRC) Handicap Hurdle Race (Series Qualifier) – 3m 1/2f
14:10 – The Rewards4Racing Handicap Steeple Chase – 2m 4f
14:45 – The Racing UK Hurdle Race – 2m 4f
15:20 – The Handicap Steeple Chase – 2m
15.55 – The Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race – 2m 1f
The Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle race was a particular highlight of the day. We saw jockey Sam Twiston-Davies ride Abolitionist to victory on Saturday. The 11-8 hopeful raced to glory in the final length and finished with a 10 length win against 9-2 runner The Organist.
This win came as a great success for Grand National winning trainer Dr Richard Newland. With a victory at Aintree Racecourse back in 2013 with Pineau De Re he is hoping for further glory. Abolitionist was originally purchased with the previous season’s Grand National in mind. However, pelvic injuries prevented him from racing and he was off track for more than 400 days.
This didn’t stop an impressive comeback however in Saturday’s racing. Newland certainly has high hopes for the horse and is hoping to regain his Grand National winning title. Could Abolitionist make the Grand National 2019 lineup? Let’s see how he handles the Becher Chase in December.
Other racing winners from the day included:
Quoi De Neuf
There’s plenty of action coming from the horse racing season which is exciting! The highlight of the season certainly is the Grand National 2019. Experience all the nail-biting action first hand at Aintree Racecourse.
Our VIP hospitality packages and tickets will ensure you and your guests enjoy a first class racing experience. There are packages available throughout the Grand National meeting. So whether you decide to attend on: Grand Opening Day, Ladies Day or Grand National Day there’s plenty to enjoy. Take a look at what we have on offer and find a tailored package designed for you and your clients.