Thousands of people descended on Aintree racecourse for this year’s Grand National Festival.
But, if you were unfortunate not to get tickets, the dates for the 2019 Grand National have been announced and racegoers at Aintree can look forward to next year’s three days of fantastic racing.
The Grand National festival 2019 will take place at Aintree from Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 6, with another impressive Grand Opening Day, Ladies Day and the Grand National day itself in store.
In previous years, tickets have gone on sale August 1 at The Jockey Club .
Here are the key dates for the 2019 Grand National Festival and the races you can look forward to watching over the next three day meeting.
Thursday, April 4 – Grand National Thursday
Day one of the Grand National Festival features the Aintree Hurdle.
1.45pm Manifesto Novices’ Chase 2m 4f
2.20pm Doom Bad Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle 2m 1f
2.50pm Betway Aintree Bowl Chase 3m 1f
3.25pm Betway Aintree Hurdle 2m 4f
4.05pm Randox Health Foxhunters’ Open Hunter Chase 2m 5f
4.40pm Betway Red Rum Handicap Chase 2m
5.15pm Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race 2m 1f
Friday, April 5 – Ladies Day
Day two of the Grand National Festival – featuring the Mildmay Novices’ Chase.
1.40pm Alder Hey Children’s Charity Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f
2.20pm Crabbie’s Top Novices’ Hurdle 2m 1/2 f
2.50pm Betway Mildmay Novices’ Chase 3m 1f
3.25pm JLT Melling Chase 2m 4f
4.05pm Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase 2m 5f
4.40pm Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurdle 3m 1/2 f
5.15pm Weatherbys Private Bank Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race 2m 1f
Grand National 2018
Saturday, April 6 – Grand National Day
Day three of the Grand National Festival – featuring the Grand National Handicap Chase.
1.45pm Gaskells Handicap Hurdle 3, 1/2 f
2.25pm Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle 2m 4f
3.00pm Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Chase 2m
3.40pm Betway Handicap Chase 3m 1f
4.20pm Ryanair Stayers’ Livepool Hurdle 3m 1/2 f
5.15pm Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase 4m 2 1/2 f
6.15pm Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys’ & Amateur Riders’ Race) 2m 1/2 f