The 2020 Randox Health Grand National Festival is now less than eleven week’s away and organisers have announced that the opening day of the meeting has been rebranded as Liverpool’s Day.
There can be little doubt that Liverpool has moved forward in leaps and bounds in recent years with the waterfront transformed and new developments at every turn, however the three-day Grand National Festival is known the world over and is at the heart of Liverpool’s regeneration strategy.
The Grand National is watched live in over 100 countries around the globe by an audience of millions of people, therefore it is an excellent opportunity to promote the city as a top-class destination both to a national and an international audience.
Indeed in many respects it is the people of Liverpool who make the event what it is, a truly unique and friendly event which is attended by over 70,000 people on Grand National Day itself.
Liverpool’s Day takes place on Thursday 2nd April and along with Ladies Day on April 3rd and Grand National Day on April 4th, most tickets have already been sold.
Manager of the racecourse, John Baker, said: “The Randox Health Grand National Festival continues to go from strength to strength and, with the dawn of a new decade, we are pleased to celebrate the unique and outstanding heritage of the city of Liverpool by designating day one as Liverpool’s Day.
“The quality of racing on Liverpool’s Day is consistently of the very highest level. Kemboy laid down his credentials as the best chaser of his generation when winning the Betway Bowl on this day in 2019 and went on to top the Anglo-Irish Jump Classification. This was a source of great pride for us.
“We never stand still at Aintree and, with improvements to several key areas of the racecourse for 2020, customers can continue to expect the very best experience when visiting Aintree Racecourse for the Randox Health Grand National Festival.”