When and what time is the Randox Health Grand National?
When is the Grand National 2018?
The main race is on Saturday 14th April 2018. The three-day Festival kicks off on the 12th April, starting with opening event Grand National Thursday, followed by the ever-popular Ladies Day, also known as #FabulousFriday, on Friday 13th April.
What time is the Grand National?
The start time for the Randox Health Grand National Steeple Chase is 5:15pm on Saturday 14th April 2018. 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 171st 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.
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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!