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7 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

It’s nearly time, time for Aintree Racecourse to open it’s big shiny gates for the Crabbies Grand National weekend again here in Liverpool and we REALLY love going to the races.

Aintree races is the first event in a whole series across Merseyside that gives our girls the opportunity to get dressed up to the nines….and they go ALL OUT!

It’s fair to say that preparation for the races costs most of us a small fortune, at least the girls. Tan, lashes, brows, make-up, hair, outfit, shoes….it’s a surprise anyone can afford a Prosecco and a flutter once that’s all taken care of.

With that in mind we’ve compiled a few sneaky tricks and tips to help you be a winner at Aintree, even if you do back a donkey!

 

1. If you’ve not already bought your race day outfit yet and you fancy a designer label this first tip might just save any agro from your husband/wife/partner/mum/dad for blowing the rent money. Grab a red felt tip pen, stick it in your handbag and before you get home, mark that £250 label RIGHT DOWN. Gotta love a sale purchase haven’t you?

 

2. Following on the pre-races theme, why not start the day in style with a champagne breakfast? You’re spoilt for choice and amazing value across the city with packages available from £25.95 and that includes return transport too! Check out Alma De Cuba, Malmaison and Circo for more details. Gusto on the Albert Dock have also launched their new brunch menu, could be a good choice to fill you up nicely before the long day at the races.

 

3. If you’re planning on hitting the city centre bars and pubs post-races and you’ve not booked transport, be savvy and remember this little tip! Get on the train TO MAGHULL, oh yeah! Head away from the city and get off two stops up the line at Maghull, and then jump back on the city line and miss the absolute chaos at Aintree station. Shoes off, comfy(ish) seat, happy days!

 

4. It’s unlikely you’ll see many ladies wearing flat shoes at the Grand National. However, by the time the last filly has crossed the finish line for the day you can bet every woman wishes she hadn’t worn heels. When choosing your race day bag, scope out those big enough to fit a pair of flats in. You can thank us later.

 

5. A tip from the regulars at Aintree, take your cash out before you get to the race course and avoid the ridiculously long queues and £1.85 charge for accessing your own money. More time and pennies for prosecco.

 

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The most important tip for the big day. Don’t be a dope and forget your tickets. Aintree aren’t issuing those nifty little race tags this year (gutted, no showing off in town later on) and instead will be providing wrist bands at the course.

DON’T FORGET YOUR TICKETS. NO TICKET, NO WRISTBAND, NO ENTRY!

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