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Grand National

It’s more than just the greatest steeplechase.

The Randox Grand National. It’s more than just the world’s greatest steeplechase. This is horse racing with a difference. A national institution with a global audience. An event of grand proportions and nothing is done by halves. It’s unmissable sport and entertainment guaranteed to leave you with unforgettable memories. It’s not one to miss.

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Festival Zone

Enjoy access to watch world class racing, enjoy fantastic live music and entertainment, plenty of food and drink, and the opportunity to see horses around the Aintree Parade Ring.

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West Tip Seats

Located alongside the home-straight and close to the final fences on the Course, this facility offers a reserved, covered seat, private bar and toilets, as well as access to the facilities in Festival Zone including the Irish Bar with betting facilities and big screens.

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Earl of Derby Terrace

Enjoy an outdoor terrace area next to the horsewalk and get up close to the racing on the Course. Plus, you'll have viewing access of the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure.

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Share your all-time favourite Grand National memory to win one of three pairs of Festival Zone tickets to the Randox Grand National Day at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday 5th April 2025

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Fashion, Style & Entertainment

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The Style Awards

Ladies Day at Aintree isn’t like any other race day. This one is for the ‘here to be seen’ers’ and the ‘go glamorous or go home’ers’. The limelight shines not just on the champion horses and jockeys but Liverpool’s best dressed. A day marked in the calendar months in advance, Ladies Day is watched the world over, renowned for its famous race day fashion.

It’s the bright, bold, subtle and sophisticated, the most fashionable event of the year awaits you.


Grand National History & Facts

Event History

The history of the Randox Grand National Festival can be traced back to the early 1800's.

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Grand National Facts Figures

Take a look at the facts and figures of the world’s greatest steeplechase.

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Grand National Fences

The Grand National fences are arguably the most famous horse racing steeplechases in the world. Dating back to 1829, racing over fences at Aintree Racecourse has evolved over the years, proving to be one of the most challenging tests, over distance, for runners and riders.

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Anyone who works in racing knows that the horses come first. It's why we do what we do HorsePWR.

Great to be able to share all the facts about welfare in racing.

Every single horse matters to racing. That’s why we’ll never be done in making our sport the safest and best it can be for them.


Plan Your Day

Event Schedule

View the races and timings for the Randox Grand National.

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Plan your day

Plan your day at the Randox Grand National.

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Enclosures & Stands

View the enclosures and stands at the Grand National.

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Grand National FAQs

Aintree Racecourse is located on the A59, just one mile from the M57 and M58, which link the M62 and M6. For more info visit our directions page.

Please check the event schedule for the most up to date timings.


We would advise spectators arrive at Aintree Racecourse early to make the most of your day and also to allow for racecourse security procedures.


Please note that these times are subject to change.

Car parking must be booked in advance, you can book online by clicking the day you're attending below:


Car parks will open at 6am each day, however you will not be able to access the racecourse until gates open.

There’s no official dress code at The Grand National. We encourage you to come dressed to feel your best! Aintree is a spectacle of colour for all three days of the festival, with many using their trip as an opportunity to showcase their favourite raceday looks”

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