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10-04-2012 : GRAND NATIONAL

One of the most famous steeplechase races in the world is being run at Aintree race course in Liverpool this Saturday.

The course is nearly two and a quarter miles long and has 16 unique fences including the famous Bechers Brook and the Chair.

The Grand National is steeped in history and is the ultimate test of endurance and skill for both horse and jockey as the horse and riders navigate 30 treacherous fences.

One of racing legends Red Rum is buried at the winning post and has a very fitting epitaph which reads Respect this place, this hallowed ground, a legend here his, rest has found, his feet would fly, our spirits soar, he earned our love for evermore.

There are many race courses close to our Canal Boat Holiday bases so if you fancy your chances why not go along and see if you can pick a winner.

The course at Warwick is home to the National Hunt fixtures and the Kingmakers Novices Chase and can be reached from our Canal Boat Holiday base at Gayton.

Leicester Racecourse was established in 1882 and has seen some famous horses race there such as Zilzal, Diminuendo and Time Charter.

Book a Canal Boat from our holiday base at Union Wharf and cruise the Grand Union Canal to Leicester.

The historic city of Worcester on the banks of the River Severn has hosted racing at Pitchcroft since 1718 and is only a short distance away from our Canal Boat Holiday location at Lowesmoor Wharf.

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