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Grand National 2024: All of the latest updates and videos from Aintree Racecourse

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Grand National 2024: All of the latest updates and videos  from Aintree Racecourse
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The world is watching as the Randox Grand National returns to Aintree Racecourse. Follow our live coverage here.

It’s a race like no other. There’s a reason the world stops to watch The Randox Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. From the length of the course to the size of the crowd, this is an epic event.

As always, we at The Guide will be there giving live coverage of the action, on and off the course, so it goes without saying we’re very excited. 

Today our very own Jay Hynd is joined once again by Gemma Cutting and Pete Price, as they bring you the latest in what’s going on at the main event!

Keep checking our socials to see the highlights of the day, and tagging us in all of your pictures!


4.38pm

We reflect on this year’s incredible Grand National Festival

What a day it has been for the Randox Grand National. 75,000 people descended on Aintree Racecourse. Jay, Gem and Pete have been capturing all the action and now they’re reflecting on an incredible three days in Liverpool.


4.14pm

Your winner for this year’s Grand National is I am Maximus


4.00pm

And they’re OFFF!

Good luck everyone!


3.51pm

We are taking our place for the big one at 4pm

Aintree Racecourse - The Guide Liverpool - Grand National 2024
Aintree Racecourse – The Guide Liverpool – Grand National 2024

3.27pm

Jay, Gem and Josh build up to the big one at the Randox Grand National 2024

Josh is feeling really at home for his first ever Grand National at Aintree Racecourse.


3.05pm

It’s getting busy on the course, and what an atmosphere!

Everyone is taking their places for the main event at 4pm.


3.01pm

Gem is out and about chatting to all of the stylish racegoers at Aintree

The style stakes were high yesterday for Ladies Day, and that continues at the Grand National today!


2.13pm

Pricey is on a mission to speak to every Grand National attendee

Today is the 176th Grand National! Jay, Pete, and Gem have your latest update from Aintree racecourse as excitement continues to build to the main event at 4pm


1.58pm

There’s loads of boss food and drink options at the racecourse

Keep your energy up if you’re at Aintree today with loads of boss scran from the food trucks.


1.45pm

And they’re OFFF!!

Grand National Festival - Aintree Racecourse - The Guide Liverpool
Grand National Festival – Aintree Racecourse – The Guide Liverpool

The first race has started – good luck anyone who is having a flutter today


1.20pm

Jay is at the newly updated Red Rum Garden and wait until you hear how many people bet on the Grand National across the world

Plus Gem is chatting to racegoers at Aintree about who their bets are going on this year.


12.47am

Need some tips for the National?

Expert tipster Paul Jacobs has got you sorted. He’s with Jay at the Parade Ring as Grand National day continues.


12.25pm

More images from Aintree Races


12.07pm

Pete Price is on the loose again!

Aintree is filling up fast ahead of the first race with plenty of smiles from everyone on the course, including Pete Price, who’s out meeting some of the attendees.


11.45am

The bars are filling up

The atmosphere is electric already – have a boss day everyone!


11.37am

Did you know that you can take a tour of the racecourse?

Grand National Festival - Aintree Racecourse - The Guide Liverpool
The Guide Liverpool

They’re happening today until 1pm!


11.29am

Here it is!

Wonder who will be lifting this iconic trophy today? Don’t forget the Grand National race is on at 4pm this afternoon.


11.12am

Racegoers are pouring into Aintree Station

Merseyrail is the quickest and easiest way to get to Aintree. There’s entertainment and FREE flip flops to take advantage of too!


10.57am

Here we go!

Gates are open for the Randox Grand National 2024 and Jay, Gem & Pete kick off a full day of coverage from Aintree Racecourse as the eyes of the world descend on Liverpool.


10.37am

The team at The Guide Liverpool are ready!

(L-R) Pete Price, Gemma Cutting, Jay Hynd. Grand National Festival - Aintree Racecourse - The Guide Liverpool
(L-R) Pete Price, Gemma Cutting, Jay Hynd. The Guide Liverpool

Jay, Gem, and Pete are raring to go! They’re on the ground at Aintree Racecourse to bring you all the latest on the main event as it unfolds throughout the day.


10.25am

Did you know the Grand National has been going more than 180 years?

Red Rum. Credit: The Jockey Club / Aintree Racecourse
Red Rum. Credit: The Jockey Club / Aintree Racecourse

What started as a pretty undistinguished race, The Grand National at Aintree Racecourse has grown to become one of the greatest racing events of the year – and indeed, all time!

Find out the history of this iconic race here.


10.18am

Here are the runners for this year’s Grand National

Aintree Racecourse - The Guide Liverpool - Grand National 2024 Opening Day
2024 Opening Day
  • Adamantly Chosen
  • Ain’t That A Shame
  • Capodanno
  • Chemical Energy
  • Coko Beach
  • Corach Rambler
  • Delta Work
  • Eklat De Rire
  • Eldorado
  • AllenFarouk
  • D’Alene
  • Foxy Jacks
  • Galia Des Liteaux
  • Galvin
  • Glengouly
  • I Am Maximus
  • Janidil
  • Kitty’s Light
  • Latenightpass
  • Limerick Lace
  • Mac Tottie
  • Mahler Mission
  • Meetingofthewaters
  • Minella Crooner
  • Minella Indo
  • Mr Incredible
  • Nassalam
  • Noble Yeats
  • Panda Boy
  • Roi Mage
  • Stattler
  • The Goffer
  • Vanillier

10.10am

Merseyside Police are on site for your safety

Credit: Merseyside Police
Credit: Merseyside Police

If you see anything that doesn’t feel right, speak to a Merseyside Police officer or a member of the Aintree Racecourse staff.


10.00am

And we’re OFFF!

The gates are open for the main event at the Randox Grand National at Aintree Racecourse. Have a fantastic day everyone!


9.40am

It’s almost time

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Gates are set to open at 10.00am. The excitement is building


9.09am

Aintree Racecourse is ready

Are YOU ready Liverpool?


8.50am

Watch our highlights from Ladies Day

Nearly 50,000 race-goers gathered yesterday on Aintree Racecourse for one of the most stylish and colourful Ladies Day we have seen. Watch our highlights below.


8.40am

Ladies Day 2024 - Grand National Festival - Aintree Station. Credit: Merseyrail
Credit: Merseyrail

Merseyrail will keep you moving to and from Aintree today with regular services every 7 1/2 minutes. Visit the Merseyrail website here to keep up to date, and don’t forget your free flip-flops.


8.10am

What time do gates open?

AintreeRacecourse - The Guide Liverpool - GrandNational 2024 Opening Day

Gates open at 10am and with the first race taking place at 1.20pm – The William Hill Handicap Hurdle – there’s plenty of time to settle down and crack open the fizz. The final race, The Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race, will run at 5.35pm. 


8.01am

Recap of Ladies Day yesterday


7.53am

Travelling to Aintree

Ladies Day 2024 - Grand National Festival - Aintree Station. Credit: Merseyrail
Credit: Merseyrail

The easiest way to travel to Aintree Racecourse is by train. Merseyrail have updated their timetable for travelling to today’s Grand National. They are operating a seven-and-a-half minute service running between Liverpool city centre and Aintree station. 

Keep an eye out for all the street performers and live entertainment too!

To keep updated with Merseyrail and their times check out their website.


Grand National 7.45am

Weather update

Aintree Racecourse - The Guide Liverpool - Grand National 2024 Opening Day

It’s 12ºC and cloudy this morning with highs of 15 °C. Cloudy conditions are expected to continue throughout the day and there’s currently a 10% chance of rain around 5pm.


Keep checking back for more updates about the Grand National here at The Guide Liverpool.

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