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What makes the Grand National so unique?

Over the years, the Grand National has grown to become one of the most watched races around the world. It is a steeplechase run that takes place at Aintree racecourse, and every year heralds great excitement and joy for people across the UK and further afield.

With so many other horse racing events scheduled throughout the year, you may be wondering what makes the Grand National so unique. Well, here are six reasons why:

  1. The distance

The Grand National is a total of four miles, two and a half furlongs long. This makes it the longest horse race throughout the year, and thus the most gruelling run possible. Only specially bred horses have the capability to make it the whole distance.

  1. It’s anybody’s race

With so many horses competing and so many factors coming into play, there is no way to tell who will win the Grand National. Even the favourites have no real edge, and many a time it is the longshot who gets to claim the title. In 2017, the winner was odds-on at 14/1.

  1. The guests go all out

The Grand National has become more of an event than a race and guests are known to put on as much a show as the horses. It’s a day to dress up in your finest clothes and drink endless amounts of champagne.

  1. The great location

Compared to other major racecourses, like Epsom or Cheltenham, Aintree is situated in a residential area with fantastic transport links all around. This makes it easily accessible for more people.

  1. Everyone can be involved

Whereas most races are limited to die-hard horse racing fans, the Grand National offers a chance for the whole nation to get involved. Everyone and their nan usually has a little flutter, just in case their luck comes in.

  1. The bookies go all out

With so many people placing bets, almost all bookmakers run special promotions and odds boosts for the big event. These promotions make it even more exciting and give you a greater chance to win.

The Grand National represents one of the UK’s best opportunities to splash out on some corporate entertainment, as it is an event that is universally enjoyed by all. If you would like to make the best use of this opportunity to introduce the Grand National into your corporate hospitality calendar, then why not check out the packages we offer? We have something for all businesses and it’s a day for you to have fun with both existing and potential clients.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, simply get in touch with our team today.

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