The Grand National 2018 is an unforgettable three-day horse racing event. Dubbed the
“Greatest Horse Race in the World”, racing fans flock to the event. Held every year at the
beautiful Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, the Grand National attracts more than 150,000
attendees each instalment. Although the live gates are tremendous, more than 600 million
viewers reportedly watch the Grand National on television.
The three-day festival is one of the most iconic events in all of the United Kingdom. The horse
races are just a few weeks away, so what can those individuals attending the Grand National
expect on all three days? Don’t forget to get up to date information on
Grand National 2018 runners top 5 horses before wagering.
Grand National Opening
The Grand National 2018 gates will open on Thursday April 12th . Grand National Opening Day,
or Grand Opening Day, will see the first races run on the Aintree Racecourse. Day 1 starts with
Grade One racing and the Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase on the track.
Day 1 always has a great atmosphere as attendees immerse themselves in the history of the
racecourse. Although the biggest and most famous horse race of the event takes place on
Saturday, Grand National Opening Day is a brilliant experience for fans of the sport.
Not only with Grand National Opening Day feature horse racing, but it will also see numerous
DJs and live bands perform.
Friday April 13th will see Ladies Day at Aintree. Ladies Day is always a time for fashion to take
centre stage, although it rarely outdoes the horses racing around the Grand National track.
Ladies attending the event will get to show off their own personal style, as the coveted Style
Award is given out to the best dressed entrant.
If you are going for the horse racing, don’t worry, as there will be plenty of great action on the
track. The JLT Melling Steeple Chase and the Topham Steeple Chase will both take place on Day
2 of the Grand National. The combination of fashion and intense horse racing truly makes for a
Grand National Day
Saturday April 14th will see the running of the biggest single horse race in Europe. The Grand
National is the reason millions of people pay such close attention to the weekend. It was
estimated that around £300 million was gambled on the Grand National last year, and much of
that was wagered on the final day.
Forty horses will start the Grand National race, but only one will finish as the winner eight
minutes later. This year’s race will see some of the biggest names in horse racing. You can find
out about this year’s Grand National 2018 runners top 5 before wagering, so you know exactly
which horse to back.
Grand National Day is by far the main event. In 2016, 70,000 of the more than 150,000
attendees of the three-day horse racing event came out on Saturday. Once again, Grand
National Day will be the biggest of the three days; but horse racing fans and punters shouldn’t
miss any of the great action at Aintree.