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Aintree Hospitality - Day 1 Grand National Meeting

12 April 2018

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool Return to Events Listings


Aintree facilityA new addition this year for members is our facility in the Hospitality Pavilion (formerly the Amberleigh House, a double decker glass-fronted facility overlooking the course) on the first day of the Grand National meeting. On a day featuring a host of Grade 1 races, the facility will include an artisan menu to choose from, cash bar, close circuit TV and tote facility.

Just added to the package - Join us for an Aintree course walk with Simon Claisse.

Prior to racing on Thursday 12 April at Aintree, members who have booked into our hospitality facility are invited to join us for a course walk, accompanied by Cheltenham's knowledgeable Clerk Simon Claisse.

Members and their guests will gather around 10:30 am and walk a circuit of the course, seeing at closehand the famous Becher's Brook, Valentines and The Chair spruce fences. The walk is scheduled to conclude around 11:45 am.

Don’t miss the opportunity to walk the famous course, and really appreciate the challenges that are the Grand National fences.

Entry to Aintree:

Members who book this facility, will be sent entry tickets with their badges.

Additional entry badges can use our free entry scheme (details below) to access the course, whilst their guests can purchase a ticket at face value. Parties must use the Owners and Trainers entrance to gain this discount.

Members: £85

Guests: £100

Free access to days 1 and 2 of the Randox Health Aintree Grand National Meeting – Thursday 12 and Friday 13 April 2018.

Aintree Racecourse is kindly allowing ROA members free access to the Festival Zone on the first and second days of the three-day Randox Health Grand National Festival, on production of their Horseracing Privilege Card at the Owners and Trainers entrance. Members will be able to purchase a ticket at face value for accompanying guests on the day, subject to availability.

The ROA / JCR Admission Scheme is also operating on the Thursday and Friday of the meeting so members can secure entry for both days for themselves and a guest through this system. To order these, please log in to the Members Area here.

From the Larder…

Blushing pink roasted Lady Moor Beef, baby watercress and rose pepper berry aioli

Pickled ox tongue, salad of tipped asparagus, sweet horseradish cream

Hand raised piggie & orchard apple pie, piccalilli of gardener’s veggies

Bury black pudding Scotch egg, spiced forgotten tomato ketchup

From the Carver…

Cider cooked Cheshire ham, three onion & parsley sauce

Hot herby pearl potato’s, honey & mustard butter

Celeriac slaw with crushed juniper berries

Bitter leaf salad, pomegranite seed oil

Allotment salad, dressed & cressed

Bakers Basket…

Home baked breads, rolls & cobs

Oils & balsamic’s

The Cheese Monger…

Handpicked cheeses from local farms & dairies that produce the finest cheese for every taste

An array of soft, hard, crumbly, blue and blended cheese

Selected compliments of crackers, breads, biscuits, fruits & chutneys

The Dessert Trolley…

Zingy lemon drizzle, whipped vanilla cream

Vanilla panna cotta & chocolate pot crunch

Very berry trifles, toasty almonds


Aintree Map

Why not enhance your Aintree experience by attending the Racing Breaks Aintree Preview evening, at the racecourse on the Wednesday evening before racing begins. 

The panel includes Ruby Walsh, Andrew Thornton, Oliver Sherwood, Katie Walsh and will be hosted by Gordon Brown.

The preview night is strictly limited to 500 people and is available through Racing Breaks. Please click on the following link – Grand National Thursday and Preview Night package

The preview night will start with expert panellists talking through footage of last year’s heroic victory by One for Arthur. The preview to the three days will then be split into two sections with panellists focussing on racing on Grand National Thursday, 12 April and Ladies Day, Friday 13 April in the first section, and Grand National Day, Saturday 14 April in the second half of the evening.

Parking will be available in Festival Zone parking (follow signs for FZ labels) with entrance on Ormskirk Road and racegoers will be guided onto and through the racecourse by Aintree’s Racemakers.

On arrival, guests will enjoy music and take in video footage of previous Grand Nationals, including Red Red Rum’s 1977 victory, Aldaniti’s 1981 success and last year’s triumph by One for Arthur.

You can purchase the preview evening tickets for only £15

From 6.30pm

Guests to arrive through the VIP entrance and will be guided to the Aintree Pavilion

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Grand National virtual tour

7.30pm – 8.00pm

Preview session – Grand Opening Day and Ladies Day

8.00pm – 8.15pm


8.15pm– 8.45pm

Preview session – Grand National Day


Bar to close - Aintree Pavilion


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