Grand Opening Day 2017 – all the news

RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE AINTREE, GRAND OPENING DAY, THURSDAY, APRIL 6   The 2017 Randox Health Grand National – Declared runners Grade 3 handicap chase, £1 million total prize fund. Aintree, 5.15pm Saturday, April 8, 2017. 4m 2f 74yds over the Grand National fences. For seven-year-olds and upwards who, up to and including March 20 have been placed first, second, third or fourth in a steeple chase with an official distance description of’ two miles seven and a half furlongs’ or…

AINTREE GOING DESCRIPTIONS CHANGE AHEAD OF RACING TOMORROW

  AINTREE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE   AINTREE GOING DESCRIPTIONS CHANGE After a dry and windy day at Aintree, the official going description for the Grand National Course has changed ahead of the 2017 Randox Health Grand National Festival, which starts tomorrow, Thursday, April 6. Clerk of the Course Andrew Tulloch commented at 5pm: “Obviously, we have had a cloudy day and it has just carried on drying out, so the Grand National course is now Good to…

News from Aintree Racecourse – Baker looks forward to tomorrow, betting latest, etc

AINTREE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE   BAKER LOOKS FORWARD TO START OF 2017 RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL   John Baker, Jockey Club Racecourses Regional Director, North West, is ‘excited’ about the start of this year’s Randox Health Grand National Festival, which begins with Grand Opening Day at Aintree racecourse tomorrow.   This year’s three-day meeting has once again attracted a stellar line-up of horses, including a number of winners from last month’s Cheltenham Festival, such as…

Thunder Snow leads 10 exciting second entries for the 2017 Investec Derby

Group One winner Thunder Snow features among 10 exciting second entries revealed today for this year’s premier Classic, the £1.5 million Investec Derby, which has the richest prize money ever offered in Britain. This brings the number of three-year-olds going forward for glory in the Investec Derby to 136. The most famous of all Flat races is run over 12 furlongs at Epsom Downs, with a maximum field of 20 runners, on Saturday, June 3, the second and final day of the Investec Derby Festival…

Minding, Ribchester and Galileo Gold star among 28 entries for Newbury highlight, the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes

Seven-time Group One winner Minding headlines 28 thrilling entries for the £350,000 Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (2.55m) at Newbury on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day, Saturday, May 20. The very prestigious contest is the early season mile highlight for older horses in Europe and has been won by stars Frankel, Canford Cliffs and Farhh in recent years. Minding was crowned Europe’s champion three-year-old filly of 2016, and Horse of the Year at the Cartier Racing Awards, thanks to a wonderful campaign that started with…

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