Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L9 5AS, UK

Tel: +44 (0)151 523 2600 (Office)

Fax: +44 (0)151 522 2920

Aintree Racecourse, owned by Jockey Club Racecourses, is home of the prestigious John Smith's Grand National meeting. A course steeped in history and tradition, the racecourse has just witnessed a redevelopment of the racecourse site between 2005 and 2007, delivering facilities for the 21st century racegoer, in addition to expanding capabilities for the course's growing conference and events business. The racecourse now boasts 5 permanent grandstands in total, with a new and improved weighing room, stables and winner's enclosure. An international equestrian centre, which doubled as the Aintree Pavilion on race days expands the racecourses capabilities.


Managing Director: Julian Thick; Clerk of the Course: A J A Tulloch, Finance Director: Geoff Proctor, Marketing & PR Manager: Emma Owen

Major Races Run:

The John Smith's Grand National, John Smith's Aintree Hurdle, John Smith's Melling Chase, Totesport Bowl, John Smith's Topham Chase, John Smith's Foxhunters Chase, The totesport Becher Chase

How to Get There:

Road: From the South, M6, M62, M57. From the North, M6 & M58. From the East, M62 & M57. Rail: Liverpool Lime Street, taxi to the course or local rail line Liverpool Central to Aintree (opposite Course)

Car & Coach Parks:

Extensive facilities in the County Reserved Car Park, Steeplechase & Canal Turn Car Parks, (John Smith's Grand National meeting only) - must pre-reserve. Park & Ride in operation

Aircraft Landing Facilities:

Helicopters only, prior permission to land is required. International flights to Manchester Airport (45 mins) & Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Effect of Draw:

National Hunt Races only


Extensive stabling available

Restaurant Reservations:

Contact Sales Manager: Karan White for details: +44 (0)151 522 2911

Dress Requirements:

No T-shirts or sports clothes. Smart preferred

Facilities & Badge Accommodation for Owners:

Owners receive 4 badges per entry, partnerships of 4 or more owners or company owned horses receive 6 badges per entry, 8 badges per runner in the John Smith's Grand National. Pass system operated

Recommended Hotels:

Crowne Plaza Liverpool, 2 St.Nicholas Place, Princess Dock, Liverpool, L3 1QW. Tel: +44 (0)151 243 8000. For other accommodation Tel: +44 (0)844 870 0123 or log on to


Taxis: Red Lion, Tel: +44 (0)151 520 1616; Blue Line, Tel: +44 (0)151 525 2530

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