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The marathon Aintree Grand National Festival headlines 3 days of jump racing at the Aintree Grand National Festival near Liverpool in April every year, culminating with a 40-runner steeplechase that is by far the single biggest race on the Jump Racing calendar and the UK’s biggest betting event. A British sporting institution, the whole country seems to grind to a standstill to watch this iconic race. Aintree Racecourse attracts over 150,000 race-goers for this race alone. Over 11 million viewers tune in to watch the race on TV. With prize-money of just under £1 million, and over half going to the winner, the Grand National is the longest, hardest, richest Jumps race on the UK racing calendar. View our Guide to the Grand National