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It’s Here! The Grand National April 3-5, 2014

It’s back again! Steeplechases and sundresses, oh and the BIGGER the hat the better! Derby season is here, and we can’t get enough.  Whether you are in the UK or the US, you have to follow one of the most prominent events in racing history…The British Equestrian Spectacular event  Grand National  at Aintree Racecourse: the most eagerly anticipated steeplechase in the world. The Grand National tests 40 runners and riders around two circuits of the National course at Aintree.

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Going for glory: Auroras Encore, left, clears the last fence ahead of Teaforthree, right, in the 2013 Grand National Photo: GETTY IMAGES

 Some prominent events not to miss are:

Grand Opening Day: April 3, 2014: Along with world class racing, music and entertainment will be provided with a live performance from world famous Abba tribute act Bjorn Again.

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Ladies from the 2013 Grand National dressed to impress. Source: NYdailynews.com

Ladies Day: April 4, 2014: 

Liverpool ONE, Beauty Bazaar Harvey Nichols and Mirror  will have a whole host of activities happening from when gates open at 10am.  Ladies will be pampered and witness one stylish racegoer be crowned Ladies Day Best Dressed.

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Grand National Day: April 5, 2014:

The Crabbie’s Grand National 2014 will boast a seven-figure prize fund for the first time. Crabbie’s is part of the Halewood International stable of drinks brands and their sponsorship renews the company’s longstanding relationship with Aintree and racing on a wider level.

For more information on riders and statistics, check out Grand National Racing Post. 

Looking for a great way to pick the winner? Check out the Grand National predictor. By using the Racing Post predictor, it is a fun and interactive way to view the card/race, see which are the favorites and the odds for a respective horse.

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