Grand National – Bob Champion Suite

14th April

Aintree Racecourse

No other event on earth will provide the passion and excitement of The Randox Health Grand National Festival 2018. With so much happening both on and off the circuit, The Randox Health Grand National Festival 2018 promises passion, thrills and drama like nowhere else. Whilst 600 million people will be watching at home, you can experience the 171st Grand National in person.

This superb glass-fronted marquee is located adjacent to the Parade Ring and alongside the Red Rum statue, providing the very best value at the Grand National. Guests will view the racing itself from the raised terrace in front of the County Stand, overlooking the finish line.

PROVISIONAL & SAMPLE PACKAGE CONTENT

  • Steeplechase parking label (one per four guests booked).
  • County Lawn admission badge.
  • Private tables for parties of 8-12 guests (smaller parties will be accommodated on a shared basis).
  • Morning coffee and biscuits available.
  • Complimentary bar of selected beers, wines, and soft drinks.
  • Three course set hot lunch.
  • Light afternoon tea.
  • Celebrity tipster – Bob Champion & Derek Thompson.*
  • Tote betting facilities & TV Coverage.
  • Daily newspapers available.
  • Race cards available per person.
  • Hostess service.

*All talent is subject to final availability.

Further Information

10:00 Racecourse opens.
10:30 Guests are invited to make their way to the Bob Champion Suite marquee, located adjacent to the Parade Ring & alongside the Red Rum statue.
– Morning coffee & biscuits available.
11:00 Bucks Fizz reception selected complimentary bar of beers, wines & soft drinks opens.
12:00 Three course set luncheon is served.
13:40 First race commences.
15:30 Light afternoon tea is served.
17:15 The Randox Health Grand National Steeple Chase.
18:20 Last race commences.Bar closes.
18:30 Facility closes & all guests depart.

Smart/Casual. Faded, distressed or ripped jeans, sportswear & trainers are not acceptable. Fancy dress is also not permitted. Hats are optional, but frequently worn.

Grand National – On Board The Northern Belle

14th April

Aintree Racecourse

Arrive in style on the luxurious Northern Belle vintage train. The glamour, thrill and excitement begins the second the train glides into the platform. Liveried stewards await with a red carpet welcome and show you to your plush armchair seats. Intricate marquetry, hand sewn fabrics and mosaic floors make this beautiful train a moving piece of art.

The Grand National is the pinnacle of jumps season. Witness 40 jockeys and their equine partners take on the challenge of 4 miles with 30 jumps including Becher’s Brook, The Canal Turn and one of the longest finishing straights in steeplechase racing. Whilst we can’t predict the winner we can guarantee an unforgettable and fun-filled day.

PROVISIONAL & SAMPLE PACKAGE CONTENT

  • Reserved seat for a round trip on board the Northern Belle luxury train from London Euston Train Station to Liverpool Lime Street Train Station.
  • A welcoming sparkling Bellini cocktail served upon boarding.
  • Delicious three course brunch followed by tea and coffee served on the outward journey.
  • Return coach transfers from Liverpool Lime Street station to Aintree Racecourse.
  • Jockey Club host.
  • Racecourse admission ticket including entry to the Festival Zone.
  • A welcoming glass of Champagne served on the inbound return journey.
  • Sumptuous seven course British seasonal table d’hôte dinner menu served on the inbound journey including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys.
  • A bottle of selected house wine per couple served with dinner.
  • Coffee, tea & Petits fours served after dinner.
  • Cash bar to purchase additional drinks on board throughout.

Further Information

Guests are invited to make their way to London Euston Train Station. Northern Belle stewards will be present at the station to welcome you. Boarding commences approximately 20 minutes before the train is due to depart.

06:45 The Northern Belle departs London Euston Train Station. A welcoming sparkling Bellini cocktail is served on boarding followed by a delicious three course brunch with tea and coffee. Cash bar facilities are also available, should you wish to purchase additional drinks.
– Your racecourse admission tickets will be handed out on the journey.
11:30 The Northern Belle arrives at Liverpool Lime Street Train Station. Guests disembark the train and make their way to the awaiting coaches for the transfer to Aintree Racecourse (7.2 miles).
– Afternoon spent at guests leisure within the Festival Zone.
13:40 First race commences.
17:15 Last race commences.
– Guests are asked to make their way back to the awaiting coaches for the return transfer to Liverpool Lime Street Train Station (7.2 miles).
19:30 The Northern Belle departs Liverpool Lime Street. Whilst on board, guests will be served a chilled glass of Champagne, followed by a seven-course British seasonal table d’hote menu, a bottle of selected wine per couple and finish with tea, coffee and petit fours.
23:55 The Northern Belle arrives at London Euston Train Station and all guests depart.

The Grand National is a rain and shine event. Many guests like to take the opportunity to dress smartly for the Northern Belle, however attire at the racecourse should be weather orientated and comfortable foot wear is a must. It is advisable that guests bring a change of shoes for walking around the racecourse.
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