Aintree Grand National 2018
What a week it has been for the Randox Health Grand National Festival 2018. The Racing Breaks team headed up to Liverpool for various different days at the races and we all had a ball. This is a blog to reflect on the highlights from the racecourse as well as some advice and information on how to make the most of your trip to Liverpool, where to dine, drink and head out after the races.
Starting from the very beginning of the week, a couple of us headed up to Liverpool from London on the train which takes you into the centre of Liverpool (Lime Street), perfect to then grab a taxi or walk to your next destination within the city. We checked into our hotel which is within walking distance of both Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central Station which is where you aim for to get the train to Aintree racecourse. Our plan for the evening was to host the Aintree Grand National Preview Evening which had an amazing panel including Grand National winning trainer Oliver Sherwood, Ruby Walsh, Katie Walsh and Andrew Thornton. The event was held at Aintree racecourse in the Equestrian Centre which is used throughout the year for various equestrian events and competitions. It was a brilliant evening with plenty of keen and interested punters eager to get a few tips for the upcoming races.