How long is Grand National course?
4 miles, 2 ½ furlongs
Grand National Lengths The Grand National race is 4 miles, 2 ½ furlongs.
How long does Aintree last?
The world-famous jumps race Grand National at Aintree near Liverpool lasts for 3 days. In 2022, it starts on Thursday the fourth of April with the ‘Opening Day’. The second day is called ‘Ladies’ Day’ and it’s on Friday the fifth, then follows the ‘Grand National Day’ which is on Saturday the sixth of April.
How many laps of Aintree is the Grand National?
The Grand National is held at Aintree Racecourse in Merseyside. During the three-day event, more than 20 different races will take place. In the biggest race – the Grand National – horses have to complete two laps of the course, covering four-and-a-half miles and jumping 30 fences.
Is Aintree a flat course?
The Aintree racecourse is a left-handed flat track with sharp bends. The Grand National circuit of 2m2f, has big fences and a long run-in. Whilst the Mildmay Course is 1m3f with conventional fences.
Is the Grand National shorter?
There are 30 jumps at the Grand National that take in two laps of the Aintree course and covers a mammoth four miles, two-and-a-half furlongs. That’s 6.9km of lung-busting racing. In fact, the Grand National is so long that it takes around 10 to 12 minutes for the winner to cross the line.
Are Grand National fences smaller?
What makes the Grand National most unlike any other chase in the world are the spruce-topped fences, towering at no smaller than 4ft 6ins (1.37m) – if you discount the 2ft 7ins Water Jump.
Which trainer has won the most Grand Nationals?
According to Grand National stats, Fred Rimell and George Dockeray are the most successful National trainers with four winning horses apiece. Rimell trained ESB (1956), Nicolaus Silver (1961), Gay Trip (1970) and Rag Trade (1976). Dockeray trained Lottery (1839), Jerry (1840), Gaylad (1842) and Miss Mowbray (1852).
What year did only 2 horses finish the Grand National?
With only two riders completing the course, 1928 set the record for the fewest finishers in a Grand National.
What racecourse is similar to Aintree?
UK Race Courses
|Course||Dir||Most similar to…|
|Aintree||Left||Newcastle, Ayr, Doncaster, Ffos Las, Haydock, Newbury, Wetherby, Aintree, Uttoxeter, Worcester|
|Ayr||Left||Newcastle, Ayr, Doncaster, Ffos Las, Haydock, Newbury, Wetherby, Aintree, Uttoxeter, Worcester|
What are the big races at Aintree?
|April||Grand National||Liverpool Hurdle|
|April||Grand National||Grand National|
|October||October Meeting||Old Roan Chase|
|December||December Meeting||Grand Sefton Steeplechase|