Grand National Day: The world’s most famous chase, the Crabbie’s Grand National, is worth £1 million for the third year running.

Run at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday 9th April at 5.15pm, there are 30 fences of the Grand National Course to be jumped and four miles, two and a half furlongs to be completed.

Excellent and extensive facilities are available for racegoers and these have been augmented for 2016, for which demand has been exceptionally strong.

Aintree Racecourse announced on 12th January that ticket sales compared to last year were 37% ahead for Grand National Opening Day, 43% more for Ladies Day and 26% ahead for Grand National Day, with only Tattersalls and Steeplechase tickets remaining for the third and nal day of the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival.

This year sees a reduction in the capacity of the Tattersalls enclosure on Grand National Day to enhance the customer experience and comfort for racegoers.

Last year’s Crabbie’s Grand National Festival was attended by more than 152,000 people across the three days, with a record crowd of 34,752 on Grand Opening Day and an increased attendance on Ladies Day of 45,078.

The day provides excitement and anticipation in abundance as the build- up gradually develops towards the Crabbie’s Grand National, staged for the 169th time.

Two new grandstands – the Lord Sefton and the Earl of Derby – were opened to great acclaim in 2007, while the new parade ring, winner’s circle and weighing room complex came on stream the year before. The two-year £35-million redevelopment was the latest in a series of major transformations of the iconic Merseyside racecourse.

Grand National Day has sold out for the last few years, with a record 72,500 attending in 2015, so advance booking is a necessity.

Tickets and hospitality packages for the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National Festival are available to purchase at thecrabbiesgrandnational.co.uk or by calling 0344 579 3001.

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