Aintree is the home of the world-famous Grand National steeplechase. The racecourse is situated just outside of Liverpool, and is considered one of the toughest courses with its 16 fences. The Aintree Racecourse is a left-handed triangular circuit of almost 2,25 miles. It has a run-in of 494 yards.
Every year Aintree hosts the Grand National, one of the biggest and most famous races in national hunt. It was first held in 1893, and runs over 4 miles 3,5 furlongs with 30 fences over two laps.
If you want a place to stay near the racecourse, there are accommodation available in both Aintree and Liverpool. Aintree Racecourse has a railway station with connections from Liverpool and Ormskirk.
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Flat races: No
National hunt: Yes
Capacity: 75 000
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