Grand Opening Day is the curtain raiser to the most vibrant and exciting horseracing festival in the world.
With Grade One racing including show-stoppers The Betway Aintree Hurdle and the Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase, this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in this iconic event.
Immerse yourself in history, get up and close to Aintree’s iconic fences and witness superb racing on Grand Opening Day.
11.00am – GATES OPEN
1.40pm – FIRST RACE
5.15pm – LAST RACE
For more information or to buy tickets click here.
Get to the races with Merseyrail
We will be running a strengthened 7 ½ minute service between Liverpool city centre and Aintree station. The additional services will run before and after race meetings, calling at Liverpool Central, Moorfields and Aintree stations only.
To enable a 7 ½ minute service to run during the Grand National Festival we will be making slight adjustments to our timetables. Full details can be found here.