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Spread over three exhilarating days from the 8th - 10th April, the biggest event in the racing calendar welcomes over 150,000 passionate racing fans and thrill-seekers to the Aintree Racecourse.


Looking for more details about this prestigious event? Your questions are answered below:


When is the Grand National 2021?

The main race is on Saturday 10th April 2021. The three-day Festival kicks off on the 8th April, starting with opening event Liverpool's Day, followed by the ever-popular Ladies Day, also known as #FabulousFriday, on Friday 9th April.


What time is the Grand National 2021?

The start time for the Randox Health Grand National Steeple Chase is still to be announced for Saturday 10th April 2021. As the main race of the Festival, over 150,000 racing fans will be in attendance to see the biggest horse racing event of the year.


Where is the Grand National?

The Randox Health Grand National festival traditionally takes place at Aintree Racecourse, which is just a few miles outside of Liverpool in North West England. Aintree Racecourse has hosted the Grand National Festival since 1839.


Can I buy tickets?

As the biggest racing event in the calendar, Grand National tickets are known to sell fast! For the latest tickets and hospitality availability for all Randox Health Grand National days, click here.


Fun facts about the Grand National

  • Red Rum is the most successful horse in Grand National history. This legendary steeplechaser has won the race three times.
  • The youngest ever Grand National winner is Bruce Hobbs, who was only 17-years-old. A record that still stands today.
  • The prize fund for the Grand National 2017 was a monumental £1 million.
  • The film Champions is inspired by jockey Bob Champion, who recovered from cancer and went on to win this prestigious race.

The excitement of the Randox Health Grand National is not just limited to the track. There are plenty of events away from the racing as well – live music and entertainment feature prominently over the three days. If racing isn’t your thing, #FabulousFriday surely will be. Style and fashion are the order of the day, including chances to win fantastic prizes for being best dressed!

Thu 08-Sat 10 Apr | Aintree

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