Jockey Club’s grandiose plans for horse racing extraordinaire


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The Jockey Club – the largest commercial horse racing organization in the United Kingdom – has unfolded plans of new and redecorated facilities for the 2020 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse in England.

The three-day festival begins on April 2, 2020 and will run until April 4, 2020.

Recent plans include grandiose plans for the development of Red Rum Garden and Queen Mother Lawn featuring a double tier private facility. The Red Rum Garden contains a statue of arguably the most iconic horses to have ridden at Aintree. It attracts visitors just like a moth to the flame.

The Garden Club offers one of a kind experience with an exclusive first floor bar and views of the Parade Ring, including a private balcony. It sits behind the Queen Mother Grandstand and next to the Red Rum Garden. Race goers can let their hair down and savor the best of facilities in the heart of action which would definitely soak in while they also experience the unique carnival atmosphere that defines The Randox Health Grand National Festival.

The facility includes live entertainment, betting facilities and big screen viewing. Garden Club race goers will also get full access to the Festival Zone for racing, facilities and live entertainment.

John Baker, Managing Director at Aintree Racecourse, stated, “The Randox Health Grand National Festival continues to go from strength to strength and, we’re excited by the new developments we have invested in this year. Our Festival Zone and Grandstands sell out each year, so we can only build upwards on the footprint of our site to offer our race goers premium facilities.”

He added, “We never stand still at Aintree and, with improvements to the Red Rum Garden and Queen Mother Grandstand, customers can continue to expect the very best experience when visiting Aintree Racecourse for the Randox Health Grand National Festival.”

Apart from the developments to the Red Rum and Queen Mother Lawn, the Queen Mother Grandstand has undergone a £500,000 refurbishment equipped with a new private bar, reconditioned toilets and improved seating.

Tickets to the Garden Club are on sale now and prices start from £60 on Liverpool’s Day (April 2), £95 on Ladies Day (April 3) and £120 on Grand National Day (April 4).

Grand National Ladies Day is packed with a lot of elegance and panache. It is always a great occasion in the horse racing calendar as fashion and style meets exceptional racing. The fashion parade is contested as seriously as the racing as everyone makes a style statement. The top class racing is fiercely contested in a day of competitive racing including The JLT Melling Steeple Chase and the Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase.

Grand National Day is the pinnacle of the festival and features one of the most prestigious prizes in world racing. First run in 1839, it is a handicap steeplechase over 4 miles 514 yards with 40 bloodstocks jumping 30 fences over 2 laps of the course. It is the most valuable jump race in Europe with last year’s prize fund being drop in a swoon amount – £1 million. Forty runners and riders shoot the works for the ultimate challenge in this jump racing extraordinaire.

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