Festival Overview. About the Festival. During three extraordinary days, opposite side of the running rail. DISCOVER WHAT THE FESTIVAL HAS TO OFFER. No other event on earth will provide the passion and excitement of The Randox Health Grand National Festival With so much happening both on and off. Visit the Randox Health Grand National website From the Festival Zone, the balcony of one of our hospitality facilities, or as the horses flash. Lord Sefton Upper Seats Sold out. Throughout the Victorian era the line between the amateur and professional sportsman existed only in terms of the rider's status, and the engagement of an amateur to ride in the race was rarely considered a handicap to a contender's chances of winning. A false start was declared, but lack of communication between course officials meant that 30 out of the 39 jockeys did not realise and began to race. Some within the horseracing community, including those with notable achievements in the Grand National such as Ginger McCain and Bob Champion ,    have argued that the lowering of fences and the narrowing of ditches, primarily designed to increase horse safety, has had the adverse effect by encouraging the runners to race faster. This page was last edited on 19 June , at Click here for instructions. The first of these races, inwas called the Racecourse Association Steeplechase, and in and the race was called the War National Steeplechase. Despite efforts by jockey Dick FrancisDevon Loch was unable to complete the race, leaving E. The next Grand National will be held in April Hall of Fame Sold. Nicky Henderson The Master sizzlinghot ohne anmeldung spielen Seven Barrows boasts an impressive record at the Grand National meeting he has another strong team for Liverpool infeaturing several big guns who either scored or made the frame at the Cheltenham Festival. Ladies Day 13 April BBC News 3 April Today it is one of the most popular jumps on the course for spectators. In and three significant events occurred to transform the Liverpool race from a small local affair to a national event. Previous slide Next slide 1 of 41 View All Skip Ad. A public vote announced at the Grand National saw five more additions to the Legends hall:. The course was secured by police who then evacuated jockeys, race personnel, and local residents along with 60, spectators. Princess Royal Roof Sold out. Follow us for the latest news from Aintree Racecourse. Grand Opening Day 12 April Situated above the Weighing Room, Cloister offers magnificent views overlooking the Parade Ring. All 16 are jumped on the first lap, but on the final lap the runners bear to the right onto the run-in for home, avoiding The Chair and the Water Jump.