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The Grand National Festival – most famous for the race that the entire week builds up to – covers three days of great quality racing – including eleven Grade 1 races.

The Grand National Festival contains 21 races spread across three days (Thursday to Friday) in early April. The three days race includes a huge 11 Grade 1 races.

Day 1 - Thursday

13:45 DEVENISH MANIFESTO NOVICES' CHASE (Grade 1) (1)

The Manifesto Novices’ Chase is a Grade 1 race run over 2 miles, 3 furlongs and 200 yards – with a total of 16 fences jumped. The 2019 purse was £100,000 – with Kalashnikov taking victory in that race.

14:20 DOOM BAR ANNIVERSARY 4-Y-O JUVENILE HURDLE (Grade 1) (1)

The Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle is a Grade 1 run over 2 miles and 209 yards, with a total of 9 hurdles jumped. The 2019 purse was £100,000 – with Pentland Hills taking victory in that race.

14:50 BETWAY BOWL CHASE (Grade 1) (1)

The Betway Bowl is a Grade 1 run over 3 miles and 210 yards, with a total of 19 fences to be jumped. The 2019 purse was £200,000 – with Kemboy taking victory.

15:25 BETWAY AINTREE HURDLE (Grade 1) (1)

The Aintree Hurdle is a Grade 1 run over 2 miles and 4 furlongs, with a total of 11 hurdles to jump. The 2019 purse was £250,000 – with Supasundae winning.

16:05 RANDOX HEALTH FOXHUNTERS' OPEN HUNTERS' CHASE (2)

The Foxhunters takes place over 2 miles and 5 furlongs, with the 2019 renewal being won by Top Wood.

16:40 RED RUM HANDICAP CHASE (Grade 3) (1)

The Grade 3 Red Rum Handicap Chase (named in honour of the three time winner of the same name) is run over 1 mile, 7 furlongs and 176 yards – with a total of 12 fences to be jumped. The 2019 purse was £90,000 with Moon Over Germany taking victory.

17:15 GOFFS UK NICKEL COIN MARES' STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT (Grade 2) (1)

The Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat takes place over 2 miles and 209 yards, and is the last race on day 1 of the Grand National Festival. The 2019 purse was £45,000 – with Glancing Queen taking that win.

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Day 2 - Friday

13:45 MERSEYRAIL HANDICAP HURDLE (Grade 3) (1)

The Merseyside Handicap Hurdle takes place over 2 miles and 4 furlongs, and opens the second day of racing at the Grand National Festival. Three Musketeers won the 2019 renewal.

14:20 BETWAY TOP NOVICES' HURDLE (Grade 1) (1)

The Top Novices’ Hurdle is run over 2 miles and 103 yards, and includes 9 hurdles to be jumped. Felix Desjy won the 2019 race.

14:50 BETWAY MILDMAY NOVICES' CHASE (Grade 1) (1)

The Mildmay Novices’ Chase is a Grade 1 that takes place over 2 miles and 210 yards, with a total of 19 fences to be jumped. Lostintranslation won the 2019 renewal.

15:25 JLT CHASE (Melling) (Grade 1) (1)

The Melling Chase is a Grade 1 race run over 2 miles and 4 furlongs, with a total of 16 fences to be jumped. The 2019 purse was £250,000 – with Min winning that race.

16:05 RANDOX HEALTH TOPHAM HANDICAP CHASE (Grade 3) (1)

The Topham is one of three races run of the Grand National Hurdles, and covers a distance of 2 miles, 5 furlongs and 19 yards. The 2019 purse was a total of £140,000 – with Cadmium winning that renewal.

16:40 DOOM BAR SEFTON NOVICES' HURDLE (Grade 1) (1)

The Sefton Novices’ Hurdle is run over 3 miles and half a furlong – with thirteen hurdles jumped over the course of its running. The 2019 purse was £100,000 – with Champ taking victory.

17:15 WEATHERBYS RACING BANK STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT (Grade 2) (1)

The Weatherbys Racing Bank Standard Open National Hunt Flat is run over 2 miles and 1 furlong – with the 2019 renewal being won by McFabulous.

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Day 3 - Saturday

13:45 GASKELLS HANDICAP HURDLE (Grade 3) (1)

The Gaskells Handicap Hurdle is run over 3 miles and half a furlong – with a total of 13 hurdles being jumped. The 2019 purse was £75,000 with Aux Ptits Soins winning that renewal.

14:25 BETWAY MERSEY NOVICES' HURDLE (Grade 1) (1)

The Mersey Novices’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 run over 2 miles and 4 furlongs – with a total of 11 hurdles being jumped. The 2019 renewal was won by Reserve Tank.

15:00 DOOM BAR MAGHULL NOVICES' CHASE (Grade 1) (1)

The Maghull Novices’ Chase is a Grade 1 that is run over 1 mile, 7 furlongs and 176 yards – with a total of 12 fences to jump. The 2019 purse was £100,000 – with Ornua winning that renewal.

15:40 RYANAIR STAYERS HURDLE (Liverpool) (Grade 1) (1)

The Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 run over 3 miles and 149 yards, with a total of 13 fences to jump. The 2019 renewal had a purse of £180,000 and the race was eventually won by If The Cap Fits.

16:20 BETWAY HANDICAP CHASE (Grade 3) (1)

The Betway Chase is run over 3 miles and 210 yards, with a total of 19 fences to be jumped. Kildisart won the 2019 renewal.

17:15 RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL HANDICAP CHASE (Grade 3) (1)

The race that everyone is looking for to – the Grand National. 40 horses jumping 30 fences over a distance of about 4 miles and 2 and a half furlongs. The purse for this race is a huge £1,000,000 – and was won by Tiger Roll in 2019 for the second time, having also taken victory in 2018.

18:20 PINSENT MASONS HANDICAP HURDLE (CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS' AND AMATEUR RIDERS') (2)

The race is run over a distance of 2 miles and 103 yards and is open to horses aged 4 years or older. The 2019 renewal was won by Havana Beat.

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