Guide to Randox Grand National 2022

Your Guide to the Grand National 2022 The most famous race in the world - the Randox Grand National is back at Aintree for everyone to enjoy for the first time since 2019.

While the world is watching, you could be there! We’ve got everything you need to know. For champagne breakfasts and after parties click here to view our blog.


GUIDE TO THE GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL

GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL OPENING DAY - 7 APRIL


'Theyre off' in large capital letters joined with a picture of a jockey riding a horse

On opening Thursday there will be Four Grade 1 races, some of the best racing in the world.

7 APRIL - ENTERTAINMENT

Soprano singer Laura Wright and Merseyside NHS Choir will perform at the opening ceremony, an unmissable start to the festival and a celebration of our NHS. The Lucky 15s will be playing throughout the day in The Equestrian Centre. Loveshack will be playing through the day in The Red Rum Garden, as well as The Witty Featherstones in the Garden Bar, Louise and The Love bugs in The Moet Bandstand and Scott Chapman, singer song writer will be performing in The Sunloch Restaurant. After Racing, The Wickermen will be taking to the stage of The Equestrian Centre.

7 APRIL - TIMINGS

Gates open: 11AM
First race: 1:45PM
Last race: 5:15PM


Tickets: From £35 - £95 available here.


GRAND NATIONAL LADIES DAY - 8 APRIL


'Spectacular' in large green letters, on a pink background. There is a lady wearing a glamorous hat.

Friday marks the most glamorous day in the sporting calendar, the Randox Ladies Day. From big hats to high heels, the only option is to dress to impress.

This year the Style Awards are back, in partnership with Never Fully Dressed who will be crowned the #FabulousFriday style winner? The Style Awards offer amazing cash prizes of up to £5,000, along with the ultimate UK staycation break with Iconic Luxury Hotels and dinner/drinks for two at The Art School, one of the most outstanding restaurants in Liverpool.

In addition, Never Fully Dressed are adding to the fantastic prizes with the following:

1st prize £500 Never Fully Dressed voucher
2nd prize £250 Never Fully Dressed voucher
3rd prize £100 Never Fully Dressed voucher

For more information on the style award visit the Grand National website.

8 APRIL - ENTERTAINMENT

The Lucky 15s will be playing throughout the day in The Equestrian Centre. Loveshack will be playing through the day in The Red Rum Garden, as well as The Witty Featherstones in the Garden Bar, Louise and The Love bugs in The Moet Bandstand and Scott Chapman, singer song writer will be performing in The Sunloch Restaurant.

After Racing, The Wickermen will be taking to the stage of The Equestrian Centre and Merseyside legend Craig Charles will be performing a Live DJ set on the Red Rum Lawn. Super Tenants and Brothers of Swing will be playing in between races in Silver Birch and Many Clouds.

8 APRIL - TIMINGS

Gates open:10:30AM
First race: 1:45PM
Last race: 5:15PM


Tickets: Limited tickets available


RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL DAY - 9 APRIL


The winner of the 2021 Randox Health Grand National jockey and horse.

This is the reason why many people across the globe stop for just over 8 minutes; the streets of Liverpool and beyond remain quiet, waiting and watching. Who will win – it could be any one of the 40 runners and riders that line up to face the ultimate challenge in Jumps racing.

In 2021, Rachael Blackmore entered the history books yet again to become the first female jockey to win the Randox Grand National as she and Minella Times gave owner JP McManus a second win in the world’s most iconic race. Rachael and Minella Times now join many others in racing and sporting folklore, with three time winner Red Rum as famous as any sporting icon on the planet.

9 APRIL - ENTERTAINMENT

Loveshack will be playing through the day in The Red Rum Garden, as well as The Witty Featherstones in the Garden Bar, Louise and The Love bugs in The Moet Bandstand and Scott Chapman, singer song writer will be performing in The Sunloch Restaurant. After Racing, The Wickermen will be taking to the stage of The Equestrian Centre. Super Tenants and Brothers of Swing will be playing in between races in Silver Birch and Many Clouds.

9 APRIL - TIMINGS

Gates open: 10AM
First race: 1:45PM
Last race: 6:20PM


Tickets: Very limited tickets available


GETTING TO AINTREE RACECOURSE


A shot from the sky of crowds at Aintree Racecourse.

TRAIN

The best way to travel to the Aintree racecourse from anywhere in Liverpool is via Merseyrail to Aintree Station.

The train required will be heading to Ormskirk and run more frequently during the Grand National Festival. The train will leave Liverpool Central Station and will call at Moorfields, Sandhills, Kirkdale, Walton, Orrell Park and Aintree before continuing to Ormskirk.

Those traveling from Southport should catch the train to Liverpool and change at Sandhills to catch the Ormskirk train.

Those traveling from Kirkby should take the train to Liverpool and change at Kirkdale to catch the Ormskirk train.

Those traveling from Chester, West Kirby, Ellesmere Port, New Brighton or any other stations on the Wirral Line, should catch the train to Liverpool Central, switch to the Northern Line at Liverpool Central and take the Ormskirk train to Aintree.

Please be aware that trains will be busy over the course of the festival.

VIA CAR

The main entrance to the racecourse via Grand National Avenue is just off Ormskirk Road (A59). Use this entrance for The Grand National Festival. For Sat Nav users, use the postcode L9 5AS.

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The Randox Grand National Festival
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The Randox Health Grand National will take place between 8,9 & 10 April 2021.

From Toronto to Tokyo The Randox Grand National is the race the world stops to watch. From the length of the course to the capacity of the crowd - this is an event of grand proportions. And nothing is done by halves. This is the Randox Grand National.