Horse racing is as much a part of Liverpool’s sporting scene as football and golf.
The Crabbie's Grand National, held at Aintree Racecourse each spring, is a three day festival of top class jumps horse racing and consists of the world famous four-and-a-half mile race, The Grand National, with 30 jumps, including the giant Becher’s Brook. The fabled horse race is a highlight in the sporting calendar and is the world’s most watched sporting event, with an extraordinary annual audience of over 600 million. The Grand National has made superstars of jockeys, horses and trainers over the years. Red Rum took the title three times between 1973 and 1977 – the only horse ever to do so.
And it’s not just The Crabbie’s Grand National that takes places at Aintree, there are five other race meetings across the year.
As well as Aintree Racecourse there is also racing at Haydock Park in St Helens, which has 32 racing events throughout the year and also hosts a number of racing & live music nights.