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When and what time is the Randox Health Grand National?

Drama, glamour and excitement are just three words to describe the 2019 Randox Health Grand National.

Spread over three exhilarating days from the 4th – 6th 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 2019?

The main race is on Saturday 6th April 2019. The three-day Festival kicks off on the 4th April, starting with opening event Grand National Thursday, followed by the ever-popular Ladies Day, also known as #FabulousFriday, on Friday 5th April.


What time is the Grand National?

The start time for the Randox Health Grand National Steeple Chase is 5:15pm on Saturday 6th April 2019. 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.


Can I still 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

  1. Red Rum is the most successful horse in Grand National history. This legendary steeplechaser has won the race three times.
  2. The youngest ever Grand National winner is Bruce Hobbs, who was only 17-years-old. A record that still stands today.
  3. The prize fund for the Grand National 2017 was a monumental £1 million.
  4. 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!