UK Racecourse Information

Aintree Racecourse

Racecourse Information
Welcome To Aintree Racecourse
Aintree is home to one of the most talked about, most celebrated and most magical races in the world – the Martell Cognac Grand National. First run in 1839, the National was won impressively by Monty’s Pass in 2003. It is strongly advised to book well in advance for this 3-day meeting as many Enclosures sell out well in advance of the meeting
Contact Details
Aintree Racecourse
Address
Aintree Racecourse
Ormskirk Road
Aintree
Liverpool
L9 5AS
Telephone
0151 522 2929
Fax
0151 522 2920
Travel Information
Local Transport Links
By Road
From the south, leave M6 at J21A and join M62 west. Leave M62 at J6 to join M57, follow signs to the racecourse on the A59. From the north, leave M62 at J6 and join M58, follow signs for races. From the Mersey Tunnel, follow signs for Preston, then for A59, then sign for races
By Rail
The nearest mainline station is Liverpool Lime Street. It is a short walk from here to Liverpool Central where you can catch special race trains to Aintree. Any train travelling to Ormskirk on the Northern Line will also stop at Aintree station, opposite the main entrance to the racecourse.
Railway Station
Railway Station Aintree Railway Station
Airport
Airport Liverpool John Lennon
By Air
Regular flights to Manchester Airport (40 minutes from the Racecourse) or to Liverpool (20 minutes from the Racecourse). Helicopter landing at the course by prior arrangement only.
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Facilities
Betting
Tote facilities and bookmakers are available in every area.
Parking
For the Grand National meeting, there is a limited amount of space on the racecourse site, which must be booked in advance. It is recommended to use the park and ride scheme operational at the Brookfield School in Kirkby. This is free and well signposted from the M57 motorway (J6). The free coach transfer transports you to the Seeds Lane entrance of the racecourse and returns at the end of racing. There is a free onsite coach park for parties who have pre-booked the Tattersalls or Steeplechase car parks
Children
The Sunday meeting in October is Family Day when a range of entertainment is put on. There are baby changing facilities at various sites around the racecourse. Please note that for the Grand National Meeting accompanied children aged 16 and under are admitted free to the Tattersalls Enclosure on Thursday and Friday only. On Saturday they are admitted free into the Steeplechase Enclosure and into the Tattersalls Enclosure for £5. All other badges are charged at full price.
Disabled
The County car park is suitable for disabled parking but all spaces are limited and early booking is essential. The Princess Royal Stand or the Queen Mother Stand offer the best facilities for disabled visitors with disabled toilets and lifts on all floors.
Enclosures And Grandstands
Aldaniti Stand (Seats)
Tickets:
Food And Drink
Badge holders have access to their own exclusive bar and catering facilities.
Viewing
There is a covered reserved seating area within this temporary structure. These seats offer unobstructed views of the racecourse and are located after the winning post. You can also access the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure.
Dress
County Stand (Seats or Roof Standing)
Tickets:
Food And Drink
The seating area on level 1 of the stand houses its own bar and catering facilities. There is also a selection of ground floor bars to the front of the stand.
Viewing
The Stand overlooks the winning post and is one of the first grandstand viewing areas to sell out. There is a seated area on level 1 as well as views of the entire racecourse from the standing area on the roof. You can also access the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure.
Dress
Princess Royal Stand (Seats or Roof Standing)
Tickets:
Food And Drink
The John Parrett Bar is situated on level 1 and there is also the Tommy Wallis Suite to the rear of the stand which offers a full bar and catering facilities.
Viewing
Opened in 1998, the stand is situated just before the winning post. The seating area is located on level 1 with excellent views of the racecourse. There is also disabled viewing. Please note that not all seats are under cover. The standing area is located on level 2 and these roof badges are always very popular. You can also access the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure.
Dress
Queen Mother Stand (Seats or Roof Standing)
Tickets:
The prestigious Becher’s Suite is available on the second floor
Food And Drink
The Stand is situated just after the winning post and offers spectacular views of the racecourse. The seats are all under cover and are located on level 1 accessible only via the stairs at the front and the standing area on the roof is always in high demand. You can also access the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure.
Viewing
Dress
Tattersalls Enclosure
Tickets:
Thursday £15; Friday £25; Saturday £31; 3 day badge £75; Children: free except Saturday £5
Food And Drink
The new improved Aintree Pavilion offers a range of catering and bar facilities. There is also the Irish Bar on the ground floor of the Princess Royal Stand and the Chair Pavilion. West Tip badge holders also have their own private bar and catering area.
Viewing
This is the largest and most atmospheric Enclosure. There are big screens in the Aintree Pavilion. Viewing of the course is generally via the large Aintree Mound which is open air and has views of the race action down the home straight. There is also a large screen in front of this area. You can also access the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure and shop in the trade stands to the rear of the Princess Royal Stand. The West Tip Seats offer excellent racecourse viewing from a temporary structure.
Dress
John Smith's No Nonsense Enclosure (Saturday Only)
Tickets:
£12; Children free
Food And Drink
There are catering and bar options in both areas.
Viewing
The Enclosure is on the far side of the Melling Road, therefore there is no access to the Winner’s Enclosure or the Parade Ring. Viewing of other races than the Martell Cognac Grand National is via big screens in front of both the lively Embankment on the start straight and the more relaxed Canal Turn. There is also an unreserved seating area within the Embankment. This seating is not undercover.
Dress
Course Details
National Hunt Course
Aintree Racecourse National Hunt Course



Two left-handed courses. Grand National circuit, 2m2f, is flat and has big fences with drop on landing side and a long run-in. Mildmay Course, 1m3f, flat with conventional fences, is sharper than hurdles course.
Fixtures
2013
Date
04/04/2013 - Thursday
05/04/2013 - Friday
06/04/2013 - Saturday
17/05/2013 - Friday
14/06/2013 - Friday
26/10/2013 - Saturday
27/10/2013 - Sunday
07/12/2013 - Saturday
Race Type
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