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The 169th Crabbie’s Grand National

It’s almost that time of year again, when the biggest names in horse racing flock to Aintree racecourse to take part in the biggest steeplechase in the world, the Grand National. Pick up your Easirent hire car from our Bootle city centre branch and take a trip to Aintree for three days of spectacular events from 7 to 9 April 2016.

Sponsored by Crabbie’s ginger beer, the Grand National has been an important date in the racing diary since the early 1800s, when Lottery became the first winner of the race (which was then called the Grand Liverpool Steeplechase) in 1839. Nowadays, competitors take on one of the most challenging steeplechases in the world, as the jockeys guide their horses over famous jumps such as Beecher’s Brook, The Canal Turn, Valentine’s, The Chair and Foinavon.

There will be lots happening across the three days for visitors to get involved in, including live music and entertainment, as well as racing on day one of the festival. Day two is the infamous Grand National Ladies Day, where ladies from near and far don their finest gowns and head to Aintree to show off their savvy styles and take part in ‘best dressed’ competitions.

Saturday 9 April is the main event itself, the 169th annual Grand National steeplechase, so make sure that you’ve placed your bets, found the best spot to watch the race, and most importantly, enjoy yourself.

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