Aintree Festival Race List 2019

The 2019 Aintree Festival gets under way on Thursday 4th April, and here we bring you the full festival race list.

The meeting kicks off at (wrong sport, but appropriate for Liverpool) at 1.45 on Thursday, with the Manifesto Novices’ Chase, and culminates with the Grand National itself on Saturday evening (5.15pm).

Aintree Festival 2019 Thursday Race List

1.45pm: Manifesto Novices’ Chase (G1) – 2m 3f 200y – £100,000 prize
2.20pm: Doom Bar Anniversay 4YO Juvenile Hurdle (G1) – 2m 209y – £100, 000 prize
2.50pm: Betway Bowl Chase (G1) – 3m 210y – £190,000 prize
3.25pm: Betway Aintree Hurdle (G1) – 2m 4f – £250,000 prize
4.05pm: Randox Health Foxhunters’ Chase GNC – 2m 5f 19y – £45,000 prize
4.40pm: Red Rum Handicap Chase (G3) – 1m 7f 176y – £90,000 prize
5.15pm: Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NHF Race (G2) – 2m 209y – £45,000 prize

Bookmakers Offering 6 Each Way Places On Grand National

Betfair (1/5 of the odds)
Paddy Power (1/5 of the odds)
Coral (1/5 of the odds)
Ladbrokes (1/5 of the odds)
Betvictor (1/5 of the odds)
William Hill (1/5 of the odds)
888Sport (1/5 of the odds)
– Boylesports (1/5 of the odds)

2019 Grand National Prize Money

Aintree Festival 2019 Friday (Ladies Day) Race List

1.45pm: Merseyrail Alder Hey Handicap Hurdle (G3) – 2m 4f – £75,000 prize
2.20pm: Betway Top Novices Chase (G1) – 3m 210y – £100,000 prize
2.50pm: Betway Mildmay Novices’ Chase (G1) – 3m 210y – £100,000 prize
3.25pm: JLT Chase (G1) (Melling Chase) – 2m 3f 200y – £250,000 prize
4.05pm: Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase (G3) GNC – 2m 5f 19y – £140,000 prize
4.40pm: Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (G1) – 3m 149y – £100,000 prize
5.15pm: Weatherbys Racing Bank Standard Open NHF Race (G2) – 2m 209y – £45,000 prize

Bookmakers Offering 5 Each Way Places On Grand National

– bet365 (1/4 of the odds)
– Skybet (1/5 of the odds)
Betway (1/5 of the odds)
Betfred (1/5 of the odds)

Aintree Festival 2019 Saturday Race List

1.45pm: Gaskells Handicap Hurdle (G3) – 3m 149y – £75,000 prize
2.25pm: Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (G1) – 2m 4f – £100,000 prize
3.00pm: Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Chase (G1) – 1m 7f 176y – £100,000 prize
3.40pm: Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle (G1) (Liverpool Hurdle) – 3m 149y – £180,000 prize
4.20pm: Betway Handicap Chase (G3) – 3m 210y – £75,000 prize
5.15pm: Randox Health Grand National (G3) (Handicap Chase) GNC – 4m 2f 74y – £1,000,000 prize
6.20pm: Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys & Amateur Riders) – 2m 103y – £50,000 prize

Who Gets The Grand National Prize Money?

The owners of the race horses get the winnings. As the owners, they are the people who pay the trainers and the jockeys. Think of the jockeys and trainers as employees of the owners, as that is basically what they are. The owners pay the price when things go wrong, and they pick up the cheques, when things go right.

That said, it wouldn’t be a surprise to hear that top trainers and jockeys are on big bonuses to win the Grand National. I can’t imagine that Gordon Elliott just gets a pat on the back, and a ‘well done son’ when he wins a huge race for an owner.

For the lessor known trainers in the field, winning the Grand National will make their name. Which in turn, will bring them more money as they can add the term ‘Grand National Winning Trainer’ to their CV.

When and where is the 2019 Grand National?

The 2019 grand national is on Saturday 6th April, and is the feature race of the Aintree Festival. The race is taking place at Liverpool’s world famous Aintree course. Tape up is at 5.15pm.

Aintree Festival Race List 2019
The infamous Beechers Brook fence at Aintree Racecourse

About the Grand National

There is a total of 40 horses allowed to participate in the Grand National. It is a handicap steeplechase, with up to a million pounds in prize money for the top 10 horses.

The Grand National race is over 4 miles long. There are 30 fences for the 40 horses to negotiate, and they are the most feared and testing jumps in National Hunt racing.

Grand National Extra Each Way Places

The standard each way terms for the Grand National is 1/4 of the odds for the first four horses past the post. Luckily, we can get better terms than that here at

Every year there are plenty of bookmakers offering 5 each way places on the Grand National, we will have all the details here.

Closer to the day of the big race, it can be possible to get 6 each way places. Our bookmakers offering 6 each way places on the Grand National page will bring you all the details. This offer usually becomes available in the day or two before the race.

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