Grand Opening Day

Experience a day like no other. Witness superb jump racing on Grand Opening Day

Opens 11:00, First race 13:45, Last race 17:15

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Grand Opening Day is the curtain raiser for the greatest show on earth. This is a day that offers a feast of world class racing including four Grade One contests as well as sensational live music and entertainment for you to enjoy.

Simply breathtaking, Grand Opening Day will set the stage for three days of incredible action and entertainment at The Randox Health Grand National Festival 2017.

Building on the momentum of this year’s opener, 2017 is sure to be a spectacular display of sporting endeavour, as the world’s best runners and riders reconvene for one of the most challenging and thrilling events in the sporting calendar.

Grand Opening Day promises to be the ultimate curtain raiser to The Randox Health Grand National 2017.

This is where it all begins. Let the show begin.

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Tickets
  • Festival Zone

    £29.00 pp

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    • Access to view the Parade Ring, Winner's Enclosure atmospheric and Red Rum Garden.
    • Access to the Irish Bar, live music in the Aintree Equestrian Centre, tote betting, plus big screen viewing. 
    • Viewing of the closing stages of every race.
    Advanced Single:
    £29.00 pp

    Children aged 17 and under will be free of charge for admission to the Festival Zone. Children require a ticket for entry to the racecourse. Child tickets can be obtained upon the purchase of a full paid adult ticket by calling 0344 579 3001 and quoting your order number (no further booking fees are applied).

    West Tip Seats

    £39.00 pp

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    • Reserved covered seat. 
    • Great views up the home straight and of the final few fences of the course. 
    • Private bar for West Tip Seats holders only or explore the rest of the Tattersalls Enclosure at your leisure. 
    • Access to Tattersalls facilities
    Advanced Single:
    £39.00 pp

    Princess Royal Seats and Gallery

    £79.00 pp

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    • Lounge with Champagne and Seafood concessions and a full bar. 
    • Close up views of the closing stages of every race.
    • Reserved seat.  
    • Designated tote betting and big screen viewing.
    • Access to the Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure.  A complimentary racecard.
    • Access to bar and betting facilities.
    • Breathtaking views of the course.
    Advanced Single:
    £79.00 pp

  • Platinum Lounge

    Sold out

    £90.00 pp

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    • Fully covered reserved seat overlooking the famous water jump.
    • Dedicated private lounge with food and drinks on offer from our premium concessions.  
    • Private entrance 
    • A complimentary racecard.
    • Two dedicated bars.
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    £90.00 pp

    Queen Mother Seats

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    £70.00 pp

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    • A seat at the heart of the racing action, directly opposite the winner's post 
    • Luxury of covered seating.  
    • Designated tote betting, big screen viewing and access to the Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure.
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    £70.00 pp

    Earl of Derby Lower Seats

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    £65.00 pp

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    • First-class viewing facilities from two levels of covered seating (second floor)
    • Access to private saddle bars overlooking the horse-walk and Parade Ring.
    • Designated tote betting, big screen viewing and access to the Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure.
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    £65.00 pp

  • Earl of Derby Upper Seats

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    £70.00 pp

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    • First-class viewing facilities from two levels of covered seating (fourth floor).
    • Access to a private partially covered saddle bar overlooking the horse-walk and Parade Ring.
    • Designated tote betting, big screen viewing and access to the Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure.
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    £70.00 pp

    Lord Sefton Lower Seats

    £65.00 pp

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    • First-class viewing facilities from two levels of covered seating (second floor).
    • Access to private saddle bar overlooking the horse-walk and Parade Ring.
    • Overlooking the Grand National start and finish.
    • Designated tote betting, big screen viewing and access to the Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure.
    Advanced Single:
    £65.00 pp

    Lord Sefton Upper Seats

    £70.00 pp

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    • First-class viewing facilities from two levels of covered seating (fourth floor).
    • Access to a partially covered private saddle bar overlooking the horse-walk and Parade Ring.
    • Designated tote betting, big screen viewing and access to the Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure.
    Advanced Single:
    £70.00 pp

  • Princess Royal Roof

    £49.00 pp

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    • A partially covered standing area with the Tommy Wallis Suite as its dedicated bar.
    • Ideal for viewing the all important final closing moments of every race. 
    • Designated tote betting, big screen viewing and access to the Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure.
    Advanced Single:
    £49.00 pp

    Queen Mother Roof

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    £49.00 pp

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    • Uncovered area.
    • Dedicated bar. 
    • Ideal location with fantastic views of the course.
    • Close to the Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure and not too far from the vibrant Red Rum Garden.  
    • Designated tote betting, big screen viewing and access to the Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure.
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    £49.00 pp

    Lord Daresbury Roof

    £49.00 pp

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    • A birds-eye view directly above the winning post.
    • Uncovered area.
    • Designated tote betting, big screen viewing and access to the Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure.
    Advanced Single:
    £49.00 pp

  • Earl of Derby Terrace

    £40.00 pp

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    • Terraces closer to the action than anywhere else on the racecourse.
    • Located either side of the horse walk.
    • Designated tote betting, big screen viewing and access to the Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure.
    Advanced Single:
    £40.00 pp

    Lord Sefton Terrace

    £40.00 pp

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    • Terraces closer to the action than anywhere else on the racecourse.
    • Located either side of the horse walk.
    • Designated tote betting, big screen viewing and access to the Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure.
    Advanced Single:
    £40.00 pp

TICKETING LINE: 0344 579 3001
Hospitality packages
  • Diamond Marque – Princess Royal

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    £370.80 pp

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    • Premier Admission to Princess Royal Grandstand
    • Panoramic Views overlooking World Famous Grand National Course
    • Champagne reception
    • Four-Course A La Carte Menu
    • Deluxe Afternoon Tea with Liquors
    • Full Complimentary Bar
    • Jockey Club Host Experience
    • Complimentary Racecard and Racing Newspaper
    • Car Parking (limited to one space per booking)

    Shared tables of 10
    Dress Code: Smart – no jeans or trainers
    Hospitality opens three hours prior to first race and closes one hour after the last race
    Full complimentary bar: beer, cider, wines, spirits and soft drinks

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    £370.80 pp

    Dine in style in the newly refurbished Jockey Club Diamond Marque restaurant, located within the impressive Princess Royal Stand which is the perfect place to entertain guests or friends alike.

    Papillon Restaurant

    £334.80 pp

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    • Premier admission to the Earl of Derby grandstand
    • Private balcony overlooking the Grand National course
    • Views of the Parade Ring and Weighing Room
    • Three-course meal served with selected wines
    • Full complimentary bar
    • Traditional Afternoon Tea
    • Complimentary racecard
    • Car parking (limited to one space per booking of four people)

    Shared tables of 10
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Hospitality opens three hours prior to first race and closes one hour 

    Advanced Single: £279 +VAT
    £334.80 pp

    Situated on the third floor of the Earl of Derby grandstand, Papillon is the perfect setting in which to entertain guests in a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere.

    Golden Miller

    Sold out

    £310.80 pp

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    • Premier admission to Earl of Derby grandstand
    • Private Balcony overlooking the
    • Grand National course and Parade Ring
    • Three-course meal served with selected wines
    • Traditional Afternoon Tea
    • Full complimentary bar
    • Complimentary racecard
    • Car parking (limited to one space per booking of four people)

    Shared tables of 10
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Hospitality opens three hours prior to first race and closes one hour after the last race
    Full complimentary bar: beer, cider, house wines, house spirits and soft drinks

    Sold out
    £310.80 pp

    Located on the first floor of the Earl of Derby grandstand, Golden Miller offers spectacular views of both the racecourse and the Parade Ring. With a refined atmosphere and exceptional service, this is perfect location in which to entertain.

  • Sunloch Club

    £226.80 pp

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    • Premier admission to the Lord Sefton grandstand
    • Private balcony overlooking the Grand National course and Pre-Parade Ring
    • Three-course buffet lunch
    • Traditional Afternoon Tea
    • Private cash bar with waitress service
    • Complimentary racecard
    • Car parking (limited to one space per booking of four people)

    Private dining tables: maximum of 10 per table
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Hospitality opens three hours prior to first race and closes one hour after the last race

    Advanced Single: £189 +VAT
    £226.80 pp

    Grand Opening Day will set the scene for three days of incredible racing and entertainment. A popular choice for keen racing enthusiasts, Sunloch Club provides a serene atmosphere overlooking the world famous Aintree course and the Parade Ring.

    Cloister

    £298.80 pp

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    • Premier admission
    • Balcony views overlooking the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure
    • Lord Sefton lower grandstand reserved seating
    • Morning refreshments & snacks
    • Four-course a la carté menu
    • Afternoon Tea with a twist
    • Wine connoisseur to guide you through our specially selected wine list
    • Private cash bar with waitress service
    • Jockey Club Host experience
    • Complimentary racecard
    • Car parking (limited to one space per booking of four people)

    Private dining tables: maximum of 10 per table
    Dress Code: Smart – no jeans or trainers
    Hospitality opens three hours prior to first race and closes one hour after the last race

    Advanced Single: £249 +VAT
    £298.80 pp

    Situated above the Weighing Room, Cloister offers magnificent views overlooking the Parade Ring. See the runners and riders turnout before each race from the rooftop balcony and join in the celebrations as the victor returns triumphant to a jubilant crowd.

    McCoy's

    £142.80 pp

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    • Prime location - access to Parade Ring & Red Rum Garden
    • Admission to the Earl of Derby Terrace
    • Al Fresco dining experience
    • Complimentary McCoy’s cocktail
    • Informal seating available within the facility
    • Private cash bar
    • Complimentary racecard

    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Hospitality opens three hours prior to first race and closes one hour after the last race

    Advanced Single: £119 +VAT
    £142.80 pp

    Situated in the heart of the racecourse, McCoy’s is the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere of the Festival. McCoy’s boasts easy access to the Red Rum Garden and admission to the Earl of Derby Terrace where you’re guaranteed magnificent views of the course.

  • The Jockey Club 1750

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    £598.80 pp

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    • VIP car parking and chauffeur service to the racecourse
    • Premier admission
    • Prime location overlooking the Finishing Post
    • Champagne & canapé reception
    • Exquisite four-course lunch
    • Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea
    • Full complimentary bar
    • Jockey Club Host experience
    • Complimentary souvenir photograph
    • Executive gift
    • Complimentary racecard and racing newspaper

    Private dining tables
    Dress Code: Smart – no jeans or trainers
    Hospitality opens three hours prior to first race and closes one hour after the last race
    Full complimentary bar includes beer, cider, wines, spirits and soft drinks

    Sold out
    £598.80 pp

    Enjoy a fine dining experience within an exclusive and intimate setting. From the moment you arrive, you will be greeted by our dedicated hosts and escorted to your own private area for a Champagne reception.

Private Boxes
  • Executive Boxes

    £382.80 pp

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    • VIP car parking & chauffeur transfer to and from the venue
    • Premier admission
    • Private balcony overlooking the iconic Grand National course
    • Commemorative metal racing badge
    • Champagne & canapé reception
    • Exquisite four course lunch, served with selected wines
    • Champagne Afternoon Tea
    • Full complimentary bar
    • Jockey Club Host to assist with racecard and betting forms
    • Complimentary racecard and racing newspaper

    Dress Code: Smart – no jeans or trainers
    Hospitality opens three hours prior to first race and closes one hour after the last race

    Advanced Single: £319 + VAT
    £382.80 pp

    There is no finer way to host clients or indulge colleagues, friends and family than in a private box at Aintree. You could be here to witness the drama unfold as the heroes cross the Finishing Post at The Randox Health National Festival.

Race Schedule

11.00am GATES OPEN
1.45pm The Merseyrail Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1) 2m 4f , Steeple Chase
2.20pm The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 1f , Hurdle ITV Televised Race
2.50pm The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase (Grade 1) 3m 1f , Steeple Chase ITV Televised Race
3.25pm The Betway Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 4f , Hurdle ITV Televised Race
4.05pm The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase (Class 2) 2m 5f , Steeple Chase ITV Televised Race
4.40pm The Betway Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase (Grade 3) 2m , Steeple Chase ITV Televised Race
5.15pm The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat (Grade 2) 2m 1f , NH Flat
11.00am
GATES OPEN
1.45pm 2m 4f , Steeple Chase
The Merseyrail Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
2.20pm 2m 1f , Hurdle
ITV Televised Race
The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)
2.50pm 3m 1f , Steeple Chase
ITV Televised Race
The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
3.25pm 2m 4f , Hurdle
ITV Televised Race
The Betway Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)
4.05pm 2m 5f , Steeple Chase
ITV Televised Race
The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase (Class 2)
4.40pm 2m , Steeple Chase
ITV Televised Race
The Betway Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase (Grade 3)
5.15pm 2m 1f , NH Flat
The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat (Grade 2)
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