A Guide to Aintree Race Course

Overview

Most famous for hosting the Grand National, the Aintree racecourse in Liverpool consists of two main racing circuits.

The main National circuit is the only British racecourse that has fences made of Spruce and infamous obstacles such as The Chair, Bechers Brook and the Canal Turn make their home here. It is a left handled circuit that is 2.2 miles long.

Inside the main National Hurdles Course is the shorter and easier Mildmay Course. This course is also left handed, is 1 mile 3 furlongs long and has tighter turns.

Apart from the Grand National meeting that takes place over three days in April, the course also hosts meetings in May, June, October, November and December.

Bullet Points

  • Course opened in 1829
  • Left Handed course
  • National Hunt course is 2.2 miles long
  • Mildmay course is 1m 3f long
  • There are 15 Spruce fences
  • There is 1 water jump

Aintree National Chase Course

Precise Tips Aintree Racecourse

Aintree Mildmay Course

A map of Aintree Mildmay Course

Statistics – Last Three Years

Top Trainers – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

D Skelton                              29                   5                      14

NJ Henderson                      24                   5                      6

PF Nicholls                            37                   4                      13

CL Tizzard                             27                   4                      8

NA Twiston-Davies            34                   3                      11

Top trainers – Hurdles

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

NJ Henderson                      36                   9                      11

D Skelton                              48                   8                      20

A King                                    19                   3                      7

J O’Neill                                 11                   3                      3

G Elliot                                   10                   3                      3

Top Jockeys – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

H Skelton                              27                   5                      14

S Bowen                                22                   4                      7

N de Boinville                      13                   4                      2

S Twiston-Davies                27                   3                      7

DN Russell                            6                      3                      2

Top Jockeys – Hurdles

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

H Skelton                              37                   7                      16

R Johnson                             26                   5                      11

S Twiston-Davies                15                   5                      4

BS Hughes                            23                   4                      7

N de Boinville                      19                   4                      5

Course Address

Aintree Racecourse

Liverpool

Merseyside

L9 5AS

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