The people pleaser
The Grand National will be on the 8th April 2017.
It is arguably the race that’s best known to the public as not only a highlight of the spring sporting calendar but as an excuse to dress up and enjoy Aintree and Liverpool’s hospitality.
Even people not prone to placing bets on races make an exception for the Grand National.
Horse racing hospitality
As a venue for corporate entertaining or private party horse racing hospitality it is excellent for absorbing the atmosphere, enjoying luxuries and opportunities and meeting people from all walks of life out for an exhilarating day’s racing.
One of the best packages available from professional horse racing hospitality firms like DTB Sports and Events is in Bob Champion Suite, it features:
- Splendid hospitality facility.
- Reserved table for the entire day.
- VIP County Lawn admission.
- Coffee and biscuits on arrival.
- Bucks Fizz reception.
- A celebrity tipster.
- Tote betting facilities.
- TV coverage.
- Complimentary bar (selected wines, beers & soft drinks.)
- 3 course hot luncheon with wines.
- Afternoon tea.
- Car parking.
- Private toilet facilities.
- A race card.
- A newspaper.
- VIP hostess service.
This package is available for a remarkably competitive fee of around £359.
Elite horses and jockeys, fabulous facilities, the height of luxury and corporate entertaining with your guests – Could the Grand National be any more enjoyable?
The Grand National – Some interesting facts which may help you to place the right bet!
- Taking over 14 minutes to complete the race In February 1839, a horse named Lottery was the inaugural winner of the Grand Liverpool Steeplechase, which later became the Grand National. He was the 5/1 favourite.
- Horses were faced with a jump over a stone wall, crossing a stretch of ploughed land and the finish was over two hurdles.
- Respected landowner and handicapper, Mr Topham, turned the Grand National in to a handicap race in 1843.
- The Topham family bought the land incorporating the Aintree course in 1949 from Lord Sefton. Prior to this it had been leased from Sefton for 120 years, since the race course opened.
- In 1866 owner/trainer Edward Studd placed a 40/1 bet of £1,000 on Salamander. His £40,000 winnings would be approximately £3 million today. Lucky man!
- An extraordinarily lucky man named Terry Ramsden bet £50,000 each way at 8/1 on Mr Snugfit in the 1986. The horse, who was also involved in doubles and trebles, returned a profit even when coming fourth, thankfully.
- The least number of finishers, 2, was in 1928. 42 started.
- In 1913 and 1951 only 3 horses completed the course.
- The most finishers in the Grand National was 23/40 in 1984, There were 22 finishers in 1963, 1987 and 1992.
- In 1929, 66 horses competed, in 1883 only 10 ran. Today the maximum permitted is 40 runners.
- Red Rum is the only horse to have won the Grand National three times.
Contact a leading expert in horse racing hospitality to ensure that you have the best experience, even if your horse comes in last.