Grand National 2017 is expected to be an even bigger success than the previous editions with organisers making significant changes to the horse racing action and the spectator access.
Grand National is regarded as one of the greatest horse racing events in the world. It is so popular that Aintree racecourse plays host to a three-day festival surrounding this race. ‘When is the Grand National?’ is a question on the lips of many supporters, and the 2017 edition is set to take place in the first week of April. The Grand National remains as one of the richest races in the United Kingdom with a prize money of £1 million.
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|14.15||Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle||Grade 1|
|14:50||Betfred Bowl||Grade 1|
|15.25||Aintree Hurdle||Grade 1|
|16.05||Foxhunters Chase||Grade 3|
|16.40||Red Rum Handicap Chase||Grade 2|
|17.15||Aintree Mares Flat Race||Listed|
|13:40||Aintree Handicap Hurdle||Grade 3|
|14:15||Aintree Top Novices Hurdle||Grade 2|
|14:50||Betfred Mildmay Novices||Grade 1|
|15:25||Aintree Melling Chase||Grade 1|
|16:05||Topham Steeple Chase||Grade 1|
|16:40||Sefton Novices Hurdle||Grade 1|
|17:15||Champion Standard NH Flat Race||Grade 2|
|13:45||The JLT Novices’ Chase||Grade 3|
|14:25||The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race)||Grade 1|
|15:00||The Ryanair Steeple Chase||Grade 1|
|15:40||The Ryanair World Hurdle||Grade 1|
|16:20||The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase)||Listed|
|17:15||The Trull House Stud Mares Novices’ Hurdle||Grade 2|
|18:10||The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145)||Listed|
The Grand National 2017 starts on April 6 and concludes on April 8. During this three-day festival, organisers are planning to feature reduced seating capacity at the Tattersalls Enclosure. The same would also be implemented along the roof areas during the festival. Organisers claimed that it has been done in order to improve the spectator comfort at the Aintree Grand National. Apart from the best horses and trainers, fans also book their date in order to avoid missing out on a disappointment at the final moment.
The latest news shows that the ticket sales for the three-day festival have been selling much faster than in previous years. The Ladies Day and Grand Opening Day are especially proving highly popular even at this early stage. The declarations claimed that fans should get in early in order to avoid the disappointment of missing out on the seats. Incidentally, the grandstand seats for one of the Grand National main race events have already been sold out even before a few months ago. There are only a limited number of terrace tickets available.
Organisers of this horse race have revealed that there will now be a new festival zone in place of the Tattersalls Enclosure. This will provide an improved customer engagement and experienced throughout the horse racing Grand National Festival. Aintree Pavilion is one of the biggest draws for any spectator, and the festival is designed in such a way as to improve the viewer comfort at Grand National race course.
It has been revealed that more than 40 runners will be taking part in the much-awaited Grand National weekend. ‘What times does it take place?’ is asked by many spectators due to the intense competition expected for the 2017 event. Randox Health will be the new sponsor for its main race and the festival itself for the next five years.
This is the curtain-raiser to one of the top horse racing events in the world. Hence, a large crowd is expected for this event. This day witness spectacular action on the field with four Grade 1 events schedule alongside live entertainment options. There is also live music available during the Grand Opening day. Regarded as one of the breathtaking events, it sets the stage for the festival.
As the event starts, horses and riders are extremely keen on winning the events today. Sporting endeavour is at a high with all the top horses from around the world trying to fight for the top spot. The launch date of Grand National 2017 has been set as April 6. However, some of the best sweepstakes will take place at a later stage.
Aside from appreciating the fastest horses in the world, Ladies Day is also part of the three-day Grand National Festival and it is used to commemorate the stylish women at the event. The 2016 event witnessed as much as 5000 spectators. In order to enhance the spectacle, the organisers are planning to cut down on the crowds so as to provide a more comfortable and luxurious environment.
The 2017 Ladies Day is scheduled on April 7 when it will be one of the Grand National dates to remember. The iconic location of the Aintree racecourse coupled with a massively popular event like the Grand National all contributes to the popularity of the Ladies Day, which always witnesses a lot of competition in the style stakes.
A Style Award is given to the fashionista who is the most impressive. Apart from the award, there are also Grand National races to consider. Events like The Topham Steeple Chase, Sefton Novices’ Hurdle, and Melling Steeple Chase will be packing the Grand National race card with top-quality action.
As the action builds up with the Grand Opening day and the Ladies Day, the crowd is completely warmed up for the ultimate horse racing event in the world – Grand National Day. Scheduled on April 8 for the 2017 event, this event is set to witness some of the greatest horses the world has seen.
Red Rum is regarded as one of the greatest racehorses the world has seen. Much of the celebrations surrounding this iconic horse came about only after he asserted his superiority by winning the Grand National three times. The world often comes to a standstill when the Grand National is taking place, and this is especially true of the Grand National Day.
An estimated 600 million viewers tune in on television, making it one of the most watched spectacles in the world. Grand National preview predicts a strong line-up of 40 horses and jockeys will race across some of the iconic fences like Valentine’s, Canal Turn, Becher’s Brook, and The Chair.
Those who managed to get a ticket for the Grand National day are considered extremely lucky, as the get to witness the Grand National Aintree drama unfold in front of their eyes before watching the world’s best course claim a win. There are numerous options to witness the Grand National day with the likes of Grand National day Festival Zone being enhanced. One can also opt for the hospitality packages, which provide VIP treatment for the viewers. Grand National day is often a place where even celebrities eye for a ticket and it is not surprising since racing post-Grand National is never the same.
It is totally unscripted Grand National weekend action. Yet, it remains as one of the greatest horse racing events that one should witness as someone eager for Grand National day race times.