Aintree racecourse located in Merseyside is made famous by the Grand National. At first Aintree was a flat racecourse when opened in July 1829. The steeplechase was introduced and became massively popular 10 years later. It’s now known as one of the biggest UK national hunt challenges in horse racing.
Known for its biggest challenge for jockeys and some of the most famous thoroughbreds. The challenges come from fences including Becher’s Brook, The Chair and The Canal Turn. With the high intensity of the racecourse and the adrenaline in every race, the Grand National has become a world renowned event for family and horse racing punters.
Aintree spans a whopping two miles and two furlongs in a triangular shape with sharp bends and 30 fences to jump. The Mildmay course is a much shorter course being 12 furlongs and changes to a rectangular shape.
There has been many injuries with both jockeys and horses over the years. For this reason the course jumps have changed to reduce accidents. With this in mind it still is the ultimate test with Becher’s Brook due to the jump being much lower on the landing side of the jump. There is a mix of water jumps and fences in the National with fences covered in spruce making Aintree unique throughout the UK.
There are many other big race days that happen at Aintree including the Becher Chase Day & the Old Roan Chase Day. Red Rum is probably by far the most famous horse to run at Aintree in the Grand National who was trained by Donal McCain. He is now buried on the winning post since passing away in 1995.
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