For a few brief moments in April each year, the world's most famous racecourse runs the world's most famous race, The Grand National.
The first official races at Aintree were set up by the owner of Liverpool's Waterloo Hotel, Mr William Lynn who leased the land from Lord Sefton, laid out a course, built a grandstand and staged the first Flat fixture on July 7, 1829. The Aintree Grand National was first running in 1839 and was won by the 5-1 favourite "Lottery".
The Grand National Festival continues to increase in popularity and the event promises 3 days of superb action. Each day has a race over the spectacular Grand National fences and the Hospitality facilities offer an exceptional choice of accommodation and locality.