The Crabbie’s Grand National on 9 April has become a national treasure. The greatest show on earth, it is supported and watched by those who love a flutter and those that do it on this day only. Over the page are other popular race events that will pull in the punters and keep the bookies busy.
The world will stop in its tracks, as 600 million people watch live on television 40 horses and jockeys line up to race the legendary and notorious course. And thanks to the Grand Opening Day two days before and Ladies Day on Fabulous Friday the excitement and suspense will be building – and you can be part of it! Take Stock is giving away 2 tickets and overnight accommodation to the Crabbie’s Grand National Ladies Day at Aintree on Friday 8 April 2016. Visit www.takestockmagazine.com/competitions. Entries close on 19 March 2016 and the winner will be drawn at random and notified. So, go on, take a gamble and enter!
CRABBIE’S GRAND NATIONAL
When: Saturday 9 April
Where: Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
What’s on: Take your place for ‘The Grandest Show, The Greatest Drama’.
LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL
When: Wednesday 7 September – Saturday 10 September
Where: Doncaster racecourse
What’s on: It marks one of the most historic racing events on the calendar; a perfect chance to impress guests
with VIP hospitality.
When: Tuesday 15 March – Friday 18 March
Where: Cheltenham Racecourse
What’s on: The finest horses, jockeys, owners and trainers battle it out for the highest racing honours, their reputations and over £4.1 million of the prize money.
QIPCO 1000 GUINEAS DAY
When: Sunday 1 May
Where: Newmarket Racecourse, Newmarket
What’s on: The Sunday concludes the QIPCO Guineas Festival with even more top quality racing and awesome on course entertainment.
When: Tuesday 14 June – Saturday 18 June 2016
Where: Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire
What’s on: With 300 years in the making it’s an event like no other.
THE APRIL MEETINGS
When: Wednesday 13 April – Thursday 14 April
Where: Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire
What’s on: Gives you the chance to enjoy two weekday fixtures.
INVESTEC DERBY DAY
When: Saturday 4 June
Where: Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey
What’s on: With winnings of £1.325m, it has one of the biggest stakes in UK racing, and remains the one race
that everyone wants to win.
WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL
When: Wednesday 17 August – Saturday 20 August
Where: York Racecourse, York
What’s on: Our oldest, richest, fastest, and most famous races provide sporting excellence combined with fashion and fun over four fabulous days.