Next month one of the most famous horsing racing events in the world will take place at Aintree, Liverpool – the Grand National 2014. If you’ve never been, you should make this the year to experience The Grand National. The event is spread over three days and starts on 3 April with the elaborate Grand Opening Day. On Opening Day, there will be live music and entertainment as well as horse races all day. You could make the day even more special by booking a private VIP box through the website. As the Grand National is one of the most important dates on the horse racing calendar, visitors often like to do the event in style – dressing up to the nines and treating themselves to champagne while they watch the races. On Ladies Day however, things really escalate on the style front, which isn’t surprising considering that Liverpudlian ladies are known as the most glamorous the UK! Everybody dresses up on Ladies Day, in bespoke dresses, high heels and hats. Local ladies wouldn’t be seen at The Grand National without their fake tan and false eyelashes, so make sure you put yours on if you want to blend in. Each year on Ladies Day there is a competition to find the most stylish female race goer and newspapers like The Daily Mail report on all the outfits seen across the day. For many girls, Ladies Day is a cause for celebration and a reason to get ridiculously dressed up. If you and the girls want to arrive in style, you could even hire a car for the day from Hertz and choose something flashy for the occasion! The final day of the Aintree event – Grand National Day, which this year takes place on Saturday 5 April – is the biggest of the three. Usually it is watched live by 600 million viewers on TV. Saturday’s big race is the most important of the whole event and has a huge part to play in Britain’s sporting history. Famous Grand National races and winners from the past are the stuff of legend, like thoroughbred Red Rum who won the Grand National an amazing three times in 1973, 1974 and 1977; the only horse to ever have achieved a triple win. This year you could bear witness to more history-worthy horse racing moments.
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