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“Another year, another Grand National horse race.” That is what many are thinking as the next race draws near. The 2011 horse races were extremely exciting with Ballabriggs taking home the national win. The winning horse, with a 14-1 shot, was left dehydrated less than 24 hours of the most important race. Luckily, Ballabriggs was able to pull it together and come out on top. His jockey, Jason Maguire was very happy to win after he came very close in 2007 at Silver Birch. The trainer of the winning horse couldn’t contain his excitement, for this was the fifth victory for the McCain Family. As the 2011 Grand National races ended, many were left pondering what was to come in 2012.
As one of the world’s most prestigious races, the Grand National has 40 horses tackle the rigorous course at Aintree. The course consists of four and a half miles of track with racehorses jumping 30 fences. The racecourse at Aintree is regarded as the toughest test of the jockey and his horse. There is much to look forward to in 2012. There is a lot of talk that the 2012 Grand National will be the best race Liverpool has had in years. Many people are already making predictions, with horses winning such as Ballabriggs, Junior, Baby Run and Midnight Chase. Spectators are not shy to put a few quid down on each horse just to make sure victory is theirs.
The Grand National has a free bet offer in 2012 from Paddy Power. Since the race is quickly approaching, horse race enthusiasts are eager to place their bets. As with every year, the 2012 Grand National will consist of a variety of events. The first day will consists of an event called “Liverpool Day.” “Liverpool Day” is an entertainment filled event that is in its third year. Bands from all over Great Britain come to Aintree to perform for the spectators. The second event is “Ladies Day,” where ladies come in their best fashion straight from the catwalks. Many have regarded “Ladies Day” as the biggest style and social event in the North West. Hats are always in style on “Ladies Day.” Women wear all types of hats and fascinators in all colours. Last but certainly not least, the Grand National horse races takes place on the third day to round off the week’s events.
Spectators all over Great Britain are looking forward to the Grand National, which will take place on April 14th, 2012. It is sure to be a great and exciting event for anyone who loves horse races.