Aintree

 

Aintree Racecourse
Ormskirk Road
Aintree
Liverpool
L9 5AS

0151 523 2600
www.aintree.co.uk

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@AintreeRaces

As part of The Jockey Club, Aintree Racecourse reinvests all its profits back into the sport and has Premier Tier status with The Horsemen’s Group. It recognises the importance of owners, the contribution they make to horseracing, and is committed to providing them with the best possible raceday experience.

General Info

Racecourse Manager: TBC

Clerk of the Course: Sulekha Varma 0151 523 2600
Sulekha.varma@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Owners’ Liaison: Carly Sage 0151 522 2959
carly.sage@thejockeyclub.co.uk

ROA INFORMATION:

Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners fixtures: 5 of 8 fixtures
ROA Car Park Label exemptions: Grand National Meeting

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Horsemans Group Prize-money contract: Yes - Premier Tier
Racecourse Group: Jockey Club Racecourses
Racing Channel: Racing TV
Left-handed track. Click here for Racing Post course guide
Racecourse Photographer: John Grossick - 01387 750512 / 07710 461723 jgrossick@btconnect.com
Stabling Capacity: 159

TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Road: From South Leave M6 at J21A and join M62 west. Leave M62 at J6 to join M57, follow signs for races. From North Leave M6 at J26 and join M58, follow signs for races. From Mersey Tunnels Follow signs for Preston, then for A59, then signs for races.

 Click here for the latest travel news in the area from the RAC.

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Air: Liverpool John Lennon Airport is a 20 minute drive, Manchester Airport a 45min drive (approx). Helicopter landing at the course (by prior arrangement only).
Rail: The easiest way to reach Aintree is by train. The nearest mainline station to Aintree is Liverpool Lime Street. Liverpool Central Station is just a short walk from Lime Street, where you can catch a train to Aintree. Aintree Station is directly opposite the racecourse, where regular trains run every 7and a half minutes on racedays.
Local Taxi: Acorn Taxis 0151 321 4444.

News

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM AINTREE: RETURNING TO THE RACECOURSE

As Aintree Racecourse is located within the Liverpool City Region we are currently under Tier 3 Covid restrictions. Please take the time to read the below information before you arrive at the racecourse:

  • Owners must travel separately in their individual household bubbles. Any Owners travelling together and mixing household bubbles in cars will be refused entry.
  • Once inside the racecourse owners can only mix with those in their individual household bubble.
  • You must wear a face mask when entering the racecourse and in all public areas at all times. Face masks may only be removed when seated at your specific table.

 

We remain committed to providing you with the best raceday experience we can given the circumstances. However, strict protocols still remain in place and we encourage you to please take the time to read the details below.

 

We can offer six badges per runner and due to current circumstances and guidelines (‘rule of six’), we will not be in a position to offer more badges per runner. To enable us to ensure that all of the appropriate arrangements are in place, minimise risk for Owners and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all attendees, we ask you to provide us with the details of those who will be attending by no later than 4pm on the day before the race meeting.
 

Prior to your arrival, please note the following very important points:
 

  • All owners will need to complete a two-stage screening process. This includes the COVID-19 online learning module (available via the ROA website) and a personal health assessment to be completed in advance of raceday, followed by health questions and a temperature check on arrival at the racecourse.

 

  • All owners, guests and representatives must bring Photo ID with them to the racecourse. Please also bring your PASS Card if you have one.

 

  • Due to Liverpool being a Tier 3 lockdown area, Owners must travel separately in their individual household bubbles. Any Owners travelling together, and mixing household bubbles in cars, will be refused entry.

 

  • Once inside the racecourse owners can only mix with those in their individual household bubble. This includes when seated to eat and drink in the restaurant. Again, this is due to Liverpool being a Tier 3 lockdown area.

 

  • You must wear a face mask when entering the racecourse and in all public areas at all times. Face masks may only be removed when seated at your specific table.

 

  • Owners on course will have access to the Lord Sefton Stand, which will be separated from raceday workers (trainers, stable staff, jockeys, officials, media etc), who have undergone a more rigorous health screening process. For infection control purposes, no movement will be permitted between the two areas of the racecourse.

 

On arrival at Aintree, please enter the racecourse via Seeds Lane entrance (use Sat Nav postcode L9 0LD). Please note there will be no access to the racecourse via Grand National Avenue. We strongly advise against the use of Public Transport to travel to Aintree and please be aware that the entrance for Owners is approximately 1 mile from Aintree Train Station.
 

On arrival, you will be directed to a lane where your temperature and Photo ID will be checked and wristband issued. After this, you will be directed to park and then asked to enter the Owners’ Zone where your registration details will be checked, via the PASS system.
 

Following registration, you will then be directed to the Lord Sefton Stand which will be your facility for the day. Within this area, which offers both internal and external viewing of the racecourse, you will be offered complimentary 3-course lunch with afternoon tea, together with a range of hot and cold drinks. You will also be able to view the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure.
 

For those owners fortunate to win races during the day, we will provide you with a winning memento, photograph and a recording of the race itself (TVinaCard). We will also invite you into the Freebooter Bar, adjacent to the Winner’s Enclosure, for a celebratory glass of champagne and to re-watch the race.

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Feedback

The ROA Raceday Committee is continually seeking to improve the owners’ racecourse experience and feedback from owners and ROA members is therefore a vital part of the process. We ask that you spare just a few minutes of your time to complete the following form about your experience on days when you have had a runner.

 

 

Tier System

Racecourses look forward to welcoming owners on-course.  In line with Government Stage 5 Guidance and Sports Grounds Safety Authority requirements, owners will be asked to sign up to the Owners Code, which is supported within the BHA Owners Protocols

WHICH TIER IS EACH COURSE IN?

Please check which Tier your racecourse is in before traveling.

From 00.01 Thursday 31 December:

Tier 2

No courses

Racecourses in Tier 1 and Tier 2

  • Admittance to the Amber Zone will be for owners and spectators with specific areas/facilities reserved for owners only (including debrief areas).
  • The suggested minimum badge allocation for owners is 4 per runner where this can be accommodated.
  • Sports Grounds Safety Authority Requirements state that all tickets must be booked in advance with no on the day allocations. Bookings can only be made by the Owner1, who must observe the booking deadline of 4pm the day before racing.
  • Name and contact information must be provided for the owner and all guests, to meet NHS Test and Trace requirements.
  • The lockdown total limit of 45 owners on course at any one time will not apply and there will be no limits on the amount of time owners can spend at the racecourse
  • Owners will continue to be prohibited from access to the Green Zone.
  • There are no requirements for temperature taking and/or any other health screening at the racecourse entrance unless mandated locally.
  • Owners must adhere to the Rule of 6 and in Tier 2 areas must not socialise with anyone they do not live with or who is not in their support bubble when indoors.
  • Food and beverage provision does not need to be table service, and alcohol may be served without a substantial meal. Owners must be seated to consume their food/drink.
  • Take away style food and non-alcoholic beverages from concessions may be available.
  • Face coverings3 will be mandatory in all areas, unless eating or drinking.
  • Owners from Tier 3 areas will be to able attend fixtures, on the basis that they are travelling for work purposes.
  • Owners from Tier 4 areas will not be to able attend.
  • Trainers may only enter the Amber Zone if they are allocated a badge as part of the Owner’s allocation (i.e. as the guest of the owner) or if they have purchased a ticket as a spectator.
  • Separate badge allocation will not be provided for trainers. There must be NO crossing of zones on any day.
  • Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners and Racecourse Badge Scheme for Breeders will not be in operation until further notice

Tier 3

AINTREE, CATTERICK, DONCASTER, EXETER, HAYDOCK PARK, HEREFORD, LUDLOW, NEWTON ABBOT,  WETHERBY, WORCESTER

Racecourses in Tier 3

  • Access to the Amber Zone will be limited to owners attending for work purposes only.
  • Owners will continue to be prohibited from access to the Green Zone. Debrief areas will continue to be provided.
  • The Amber Zone health screening and temperature testing processes will apply
  • The suggested badge allocation should not exceed 4 per runner.
  • Sports Grounds Safety Authority Requirements state that all tickets must be booked in advance with no on the day allocations. Bookings can only be made by the Owner, who must observe the booking deadline of 4pm the day before racing.
  • Name and contact information must be provided for the owner and all guests, to meet NHS Test and Trace requirements
  • The lockdown total limit of 45 owners on course at any one time will not apply and there will be no limits on the amount of time owners can spend at the racecourse
  • Owners from Tier 4 areas will not be to able attend.
  • Trainers may only enter the Amber Zone if they are allocated a badge as part of the Owner’s allocation (i.e. as the guest of the owner). Separate badge allocation will not be provided for trainers. There must be NO crossing of zones on any day.
  • Face coverings will be mandatory in all areas.
  • There should be no presentations to winning connections.
  • Canteen style food (either for seated consumption or for take away) and non-alcoholic beverages may be provided. Alcohol will not be provided
  • Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners and Racecourse Badge Scheme for Breeders will not be in operation until further notice

Tier 4

ASCOT, CARLISLE, CARTMEL, CHELMSFORD CITY, CHELTENHAM, FAKENHAM, FONTWELL PARK, HEXHAM, HUNTINGDON, KEMPTON PARK, LEICESTER, LINGFIELD PARK, MARKET RASEN, NEWBURY, NEWCASTLE, PLUMPTON, SANDOWN PARK, SEDGEFIELD, SOUTHWELL, STRATFORD, TAUNTON, UTTOXETER WARWICK, WINCANTON, WOLVERHAMPTON

Racecourses in Tier 4

The Amber Zone will not be in operation at racecourses in Tier 4 areas, and owners will not be permitted to attend.

[1] Allocation requests from any third parties, including the Trainer or Racing Manager, will not be accepted.

[2] Subject to changes over the Christmas Period

[3] Recommendation is that face coverings are 3 layer with no valve.

[4] This is the registered owner of the horse or, if the owner cannot attend they may reallocate their badge to their representative – who is to be either an immediate family member (mother/father/child/sibling/spouse); or their official agent – who is employed or has Authority to Act.  This DOES NOT include Trainers

[5] This is the registered owner of the horse or, if the owner cannot attend they may reallocate their badge to their representative – who is to be either an immediate family member (mother/father/child/sibling/spouse); or their official agent – who is employed or has Authority to Act.  This DOES NOT include Trainers