The Grand National
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 run in 1839 and was won by the 5-1 favourite “Lottery”.
|Thursday 13th April||Opening Day|
|Friday 14th April||Ladies Day|
|Saturday 15th April||Grand National Day|