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Grand National

Feel the thrill of the ride on Grand National Day - experience unbeatable horse racing action and make unforgettable memories!
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April 11
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United Kingdom
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Mark your calendars for an adrenaline-packed event this year - April 11 is none other than the Grand National Day! First held in 1839, the Grand National is a horse race that takes place annually at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England. It's one of the most challenging steeplechase races in the world, spanning over 4 miles, with horses and jockeys testing their mettle against 30 fences over two laps. Prepare yourself for bold bets, heart-racing excitement, and horse racing action like you've never seen before! Unforgettable memories are ready to be made, so saddle up for a thrilling ride this Grand National Day!

History of Grand National

Grand National Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1839</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Grand National</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Grand National horse race was first held at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, establishing a tradition that continues today.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1916-1918</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World War I Interruption</div><div class='timeline-text'>The race was temporarily moved to Gatwick Racecourse due to the First World War, resuming at Aintree in 1919.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1973</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>BBC's Grand National Broadcast</div><div class='timeline-text'>BBC provides the first live coverage of the Grand National on television, expanding the race's viewer base significantly.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1977</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Red Rum" Makes History</div><div class='timeline-text'>Horse "Red Rum" wins the Grand National for a record third time, solidifying itself as a racing legend.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1993</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"The Race That Never Was"</div><div class='timeline-text'>A false start caused confusion leading to the race being declared void, infamously remembered as "The Race That Never Was".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Grand National Goes Global</div><div class='timeline-text'>The race was broadcast globally, increasing its international recognition and turning it into a global sporting event.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Grand National

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Host a Grand National party</h3><p class='facts-text'>What better way to enjoy the thrill of the Grand National than by hosting a special party with family and friends? Have everyone put on their most elegant outfits, just like the fashionable attendees at Aintree Racecourse! You can serve traditional British treats, decorate your space with horse racing decor, and tune into the Grand National live to cheer on your favorite horse.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Visit Aintree Racecourse</h3><p class='facts-text'>To truly experience the thrill of the Grand National, consider booking a trip to Liverpool and visit the Aintree Racecourse itself. Immerse in the crowds of avid racegoers, feel the excitement in the air, and get a first-hand view of the race.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Participate in a sweepstake</h3><p class='facts-text'>Increase the excitement of the race by participating in a Grand National sweepstake. Choose your horse randomly and keep track of their progress during the race. Not only does this add an extra dash of fun, but it also gives you the opportunity to raise funds for your chosen charity.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Study horse racing history</h3><p class='facts-text'>Expand your knowledge about the Grand National and horse racing by diving into its roots. Read up about iconic horses, jockeys, and thrilling past races. Becoming more familiar with the sports' history will make watching the Grand National more meaningful and exciting.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Bake a horseshoe-shaped cake</h3><p class='facts-text'>Tap into your creativity by baking a unique horseshoe-shaped cake to enjoy while watching the race. Not only will it serve as a feast for the eyes, but it will also give you a taste of sweet victory as your chosen horse gallops across the finish line.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Grand National

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's an adrenaline-packed event</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The Grand National Day is one of the most exciting days in the horse racing calendar. The thrill of watching top-class horses and jockeys compete in one of the world's most challenging races gets the adrenaline pumping and gets everyone on the edge of their seats.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a spectacle of fashion and tradition</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Beyond the race itself, Grand National Day is a fantastic chance to get dressed up and partake in a longstanding tradition. Whether you're there in person or hosting a party at home, donning your finest apparel adds an extra layer of fun to the occasion.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>An opportunity to learn and appreciate the sport's history</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Grand National Day is a great time to delve into the fascinating history of horse racing. Learning about the legendary horses and jockeys who have taken part in this historic race deepens one's appreciation for the sport and adds to the excitement of the race.</p></div></div>

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