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The three days of the Randox Health Grand National Festival not only feature some of the finest Jump racing but also a spectacular atmosphere and superb entertainment.

Live music is played throughout the day in the Aintree Pavilion, which hosts the headline act after racing on Grand Opening Day and Ladies Day, whilst celebrity DJ sets will entertain the crowd in the Red Rum Garden for a phenomenal after party.

Make sure you also visit the Parade Ring as some Aintree legends and other famous racing greats will be making an appearance throughout the day.

GRAND NATIONAL THURSDAY ENTERTAINMENT

BHA INTERVIEW / THE HORSE COMES FIRST (Parade Ring: 12.10pm – 12.30pm)

PUNTERS PANEL – (Parade Ring: 12.30pm – 12.50pm) – The Cheshire Foxhounds are known for being a very welcoming pack, who continue to hunt within the law, whilst providing great sport for young and old, following scented trails put down across the country.

OPENING CEREMONY (1.15pm)

PARADE OF CHAMPIONS
A number of Grand National heroes returning to parade in front of the crowd that have been fortunate enough to cheer them home over the years. The legends will come out into the Parade Ring before walking out onto the famous Aintree turf to lap up the unique atmosphere they have all been fortunate to experience before.

PARADE OF FLINT & DENBIGH FOXHOUNDS (on course: 3pm)
The Flint & Denbigh Foxhounds are known for being a very welcoming pack, who continue to hunt within the law, whilst providing great sport for young and old, following scented trails put down across the country.

GOFFS HORSE SALE (Parade Ring: 5.30pm)
Last year, Aintree Racecourse and Goffs UK introduced a sale of Horses in Training after racing with Grand National runner Black Thunder among those offered. The total value of the horses sold was over £350,000. Head to the Parade Ring after Racing to see some potential future stars.

T’PAU (Aintree Pavilion: 5.30pm)
After the days racing, performing some of their chart topping hits including ‘China in Your Hand’, ‘Heart and Soul’ and ‘Valentine’.

LADIES DAY ENTERTAINMENT

STYLE AWARD (across the site: 10.30 am – 3.05pm)
Hold onto your hats! The winner of this year’s Style Award will win a Range Rover Evoque, supplied by Hatfield’s Land Rover, Liverpool, a SE Tech TD4 Diesel Manual with Rear Privacy Glass.

Ladies and gentlemen can enter the competition today by having a picture taken in front of a beautiful flower wall. The judging panel will whittle down the entrants to ten finalists who will be invited in to the parade ring, where a winner will be chosen by professionals from the fashion and style industry.

PUNTERS PANEL (Parade Ring: 11.45am – 12pm)

SIDE SADDLE (Parade Ring – 12.05-12.35pm)

RETRAINED RACEHORSE PARADE (Parade Ring: 12.40 – 1.10pm)
A wonderfully diverse line-up of former racehorses now enjoying alternative careers has been assembled for the RoR Parade at Aintree. The parade displays evidence of the invaluable role British racing’s equine charity, RoR, performs in facilitating opportunities for all former racehorses to have a second career. Aintree also plays host to the annual RoR National Championship Show at its Equestrian Centre held in August.

GABRIELLE (Aintree Pavilion: 5.30pm)
After the days racing, singing some of her chart topping hits including ‘Dreams’, ‘Rise’, ‘Out Of Reach’ and Give Me A Little More Time’.

JO WHILEY (Red Rum Garden: 6.30pm)
With the after-show parties in the Red Rum Lawn being a huge success over the past three years, popular broadcaster and Radio 2 presenter, Jo Whiley returns to the decks, after a superb day of racing on the track.

 

GRAND NATIONAL DAY ENTERTAINMENT

AINTREE LEGEND PRESENTATION (McCoys: 11.30am)
Aintree pays tribute to 2015 Grand National winner and ‘horse of a lifetime’ Many Clouds by inducting the multiple grade one winning horse into the Aintree Legends.

PUNTERS PANEL (Parade Ring: 11.50am – 12.10pm)

PARADE OF CHAMPIONS (Parade Ring: 12.15, On course: 12.35pm, Steeplechase: 1pm)
A number of Grand National heroes returning to parade in front of the crowd that have been fortunate enough to cheer them home over the years. The legends will come out into the Parade Ring before walking out onto the famous Aintree turf to lap up the unique atmosphere they have all been fortunate to experience before.

LAURA WRIGHT SINGS NATIONAL ANTHEM (Centre of the course: 5.07pm)
Sporting soprano and Aintree ambassador Laura Wright will sing the National Anthem prior to the Grand National race.

*Please note that timings are subject to change.