One of the biggest events in the race horse calendar, the Grand National is held at Liverpool in England. The beauty of this event is that it is also immensely popular with those who do not typically watch horse racing.
The atmosphere at the event is typically breathtaking, with a variety of outfits and costumes on display. Although watched in homes around the country, there is no substitute for being there. At iChauffeur, we can help you get tickets for the event, as well as chauffeur you and your guests to the racecourse from any pickup destination. We also have a base in Central Manchester for more local chauffeur journeys in and around the Manchester and Liverpool area.
We would be driving you to the Aintree Racecourse. For this event, the track becomes “The National Course”; a unique track which contains two circuits of 16 fences. The race has a distance of four miles, also making it a matter of endurance for the horses.
In 2013, the Grand National was run by Ryan Mania, riding the Irish bred Auroras Encore.
Billed as “The Ultimate Test of Horse and Rider”, the Grand National attracts competitors from across the globe. In previous years, France, the US, and Australia have all had winners at this Great British event.
2013 also saw a monumental year in the Grand National. Due to work by Aintree officials and Animal Welfare Organisations, there were no casualties in the race. Although the Grand National is a race with tradition, this shows it is also not afraid to look towards the future.
In 2014, there will be 40 horses with jockeys competing. This years favourite horse is Teaforthree, who is a partowned horse between Mike Tindall (former England Rugby Union Captain), teammate James SimpsonDaniel and Nicky Robinson.
Unfortunately, Auroras Encore will not be participating, having retired in January after the Skybet Chase in Doncaster.
Although tickets can be brought online from the Grand National website, they typically sell out quickly. iChauffeur can also help you with getting tickets for the day as well as making sure that everything is in order. This allows you to enjoy the day without having to worry about transport. With our range of chauffeur cars, you can be assured that you will arrive in comfort and luxury.