Set in the backyard of Liverpool, Aintree is home to the world’s most famous chase in shape of the annual Grand National. For the first time I got to soak up the terrific atmosphere on course, blending in with the generously (spray) tanned crowd showing off their new frocks.
The sun was out on both Ladies and Grand National day, meaning long queues for the customary flip-flops and sunglasses pop ups ahead of the course, and the fizz-cocktails being in high demand.
Having literally wandered from the far end of the course and back, here are my favourite snaps to memorise yet another glorious renewal of the Randox Health Grand National, won by the Scottish Lucinda Russell-trained runner One For Arthur, ridden by young hoop Derek Fox. Betting slips in hand, millions tuned in across the globe collectively holding their breath during the four-minute long spectacle.
Watch this space, as we are working on something incredibly exciting, gearing up to cater for all those first time racegoers who would like to know that little bit more about the fascinating world of leather and horse sweat….