Aintree Racecourse & Liverpool Directory
Aintree Racecourse is situated seven miles north of the center of Liverpool on the A59, just one mile from the M57 and M58.
AINTREE RACECOURSE NEAR LIVERPOOL
Aintree Racecourse is best known as the home of the most famous steeplechase in the world, the Grand National.
The course was opened in 1829, but steeplechasing did not start until 1839 and the National itself was first run 10 years later. The track’s future had been in doubt in the 1970s and early 1980s until a sponsor was found for the Grand National.
John Smith’s sponsored the Grand National for 9 years to 2013; before them Martell and parent Seagram for 20 years.
The National course is nearly 2.25 miles around while the Mildmay course is about 1.5 miles.
With 2 circuits of the National course and prize-money of just under £1 million the Grand National is the longest and richest Jumps race on the UK racing fixtures calendar.
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|Address:||Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, L9 5AS|
|Tel:||0151 523 2600|
|Admission:||General advance tickets £16; on the day: £19|
|Road:||Course is located on the A59, one mile from the M57 and M58. Follow A59 to Liverpool.|
|Rail:||Nearest station is Aintree. Services every 15 minutes on racedays from Liverpool Lime Street.|
|Car park:||A Free “Park & Ride” coach services operates for the Grand National meeting from Brookfield School in Kirkby (signposted off J6, M57 motorway) transferring racegoers to and from the racecourse.|
|Jumps:||The Grand National Course is 2 1/4m in circumference and virtually triangular in shape. Inside this is the easier Mildmay course, a circuit of 1 1/2m.|
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AINTREE RACECOURSE LIVERPOOL LOCAL AREA DIRECTORY
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