The Grand National is a yearly event held at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool. The race forms the highlight of the horseracing calendar in the UK and is watched by millions as the race is televised.
The event sees horses and riders cover a distance of four miles and four further furlongs during which they tackle 30 fences across two rounds of Aintree’s racecourse. The course is designed to test both steed and jockey in endurance, bravery, jumping skills and nerve. It is an exhilarating event to watch and as such, has become incredibly popular.
The gambling side of the event sees thousands of people putting money on who they think will win the event and receive the winnings (last year, winner who was ridden by jockey Daryl Jacob received £975,000). Due to the money involved and the difficulty of the race, many people who do not usually watch horseracing will watch the event and take a bet. In fact it is thought between 500 and 600 million people watch the Grand National and watch from more than 140 countries in the world.
The course the jockey and the horse takes includes jumps called The Chair, The Water Jump, Canal Turn and the infamous Beecher’s Brook. The latter is so well known as it is the part of the course which sees most falls and is the most difficult to navigate at the galloping speeds of the animals.
1st 4 Coaches can offer coaches and minibuses in varying formats from standard to executive and VIP to team coaches for large or small groups.
We specialise in taking people to and from locations throughout the UK and beyond and have been transporting Grand National attendees for years in our top of the range coaches and vehicles which vary from eight seater MPVs to massive 85-seater executive double decker coaches.
Contact 1st 4 Coaches on 0800 193 3400 for an immediate quotation for Coach Hire to the Grand National at Aintree