Aintree Racecourse Betting Guide
The home of the world-famous Grand National Aintree has been holding race meetings since the 1800s. The Grand National is regarded as the ultimate test for jumpers with the fences some of the stiffest on a UK track and the most infamous.
The Chair, Valentines, and Becher's Brook are etched into racegoers' subconscious with many a wager going west at those infamous fences.
The Grand National is a British institution where all the family gathered around the TV to watch 40 seasoned handicappers negotiating the 4-mile test.
Aintree solely races over jumps with around 7 meetings a year.
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Type of Racing: National Hunt Only.
Old Roan Chase Day takes place in October, the Grand Sefton in November and both the Becher Chase and Many Clouds Chase are staged in December over the national fences is usually a good pointer and prep for Grand National contenders.
TV Channel: Racing TV & ITV (Grand National Meeting)
* All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Aintree
Aintree Outright Favourite Statistics
- Handicap Chases: 20-68 (29%) +1.05
- Handicap Hurdles: 15-44 (34%) +11.97
- Non-Handicap Chases: 12-30 (40%) -1.26
- Non-Handicap Hurdles: 20-54 (37%) -10.49
Aintree Racecourse Map
Grand National Course: Left handed and flat, the fences command plenty of respect although have been modified in recent years for safety reasons. Suits galloping types who travel, jump well and have the stamina to see out the distance with the long run in after jumping the last fence.
Mildmay Course (chase & hurdles): Left handed and flat, very sharp in nature and can suit front runners and strong travelling types as long as the jockey gets the pace fractions right and does not use up too much energy too quick. The chase course obstacles need plenty of respect as races here are generally run at a fast pace which does test the fencing of seasoned handicappers. A short run in after the last fence leaves little margin for error at the final obstacle.
Racecourse Address: Ormskirk Rd, Aintree, Liverpool L9 5AS
Racecourse Telephone Number: 0151 523 2600
To buy tickets for a race day at Aintree, head over to their official ticket booking webpage