The Aintree racecourse is one of the most famous racecourses in the UK if not the most famous among the UK horse courses and is the home for the John Smith’s Grand National steeplechase race, a famous race that runs more than 4½ miles and is considered to be one of the most demanding races in terms of horses endurance. The Aintree racecourse is one of Britain’s oldest tracks, founded in 1829, being a Flat racing track for 10 years and than becoming all National Hunt racecourse in 1839. Aintree racecourse is located at Aintree, Merseyside and is at the ownership of the Jockey Club Racecourses.
Races at Aintree Racecourse
The Aintree racecourse holds only 4 races throughout the year, 3 of them at the beginning of the National Hunt season in October and the remaining race, which is the three days John Smith’s Grand National steeplechase, at the end of the season, in April. Other than that, the Aintree racecourse holds no other racing events.
Facilities at Aintree Racecourse
Besides hosting National Hunt racing events, the Aintree racecourse also holds golf courses and golf lessons. Hospitality is well thought of and so restaurants and private boxes can be found in the premises of the Aintree racecourse for the convenience of the track’s visitors.