WATCH: We gave a carriage load of Merseyrail passengers free tickets to Aintree’s Ladies Day

With less than a week to go until The Randox Health Grand National 2019 we took the train to Aintree with Merseyrail.


Everyone knows that the quickest and most convenient way to get to Aintree Racecourse is by train. Merseyrail service run every 7 and a half minutes before and after the races ensuring race-goers don’t miss a moment of the action.

Watch above as our Jay and Gemma take the journey from Liverpool Central to Aintree and make an unscheduled announcement that puts a huge smile on lots of surprised faces!

There are some tickets available for Grand Opening Day and Ladies Day at Aintree Races, you can book yours here.

Over 50,000 people are expected to descend on the city and Aintree throughout Grand National weekend. Merseyrail will operate trains every 7 and a half minutes from approximately 12:00 and 13:30 before the races and 16:20 and 20:00 after the races on Thursday and Friday.

Merseyrail services between Liverpool Central, Moorfields and Aintree will run every 7 and a half minutes from approximately 11:30 and 13:30 before the races and approximately 17:25 and 20:00 after the races.

To keep queues to a minimum, Merseyrail recommends purchasing your tickets in advance. You can download the Merseyrail app here to plan your journey in advance.

Our Aintree team, Jay, Gemma, Pete & Kate will be amongst the crowds and we want to see your amazing outfits as Jay joins the #FabulousFriday Style Award judging panel – have you seen the prize?

One lucky winner is set to take home a brand new Range Rover Evoque from Hatfields and a huge fashion bundle from this year’s Style Award fashion partner, Chi Chi London. More info here. 

While we’re busy getting our hair and make up done, suiting up and tucking into our champagne breakfasts, there’s a hive of activity going on behind the scenes at Aintree Racecourse. It takes a whole year to plan the hospitality aspects of our race day, watch above as our Simmo finds out more from Racecourse Manager Peter Jardine.

More than 2,500 people from the local area make up the Aintree Racecourse staff over Grand National weekend. Don’t forget to raise a toast to those hard working scouse teams running the bars and restaurants that fuel our Grand National experience. Take your own love!


You can still get your hands on Randox Health Grand National, Grand Opening Day tickets by heading to www.thejockeycub.co.uk/aintree. 

Don’t forget to keep it locked to @TheGuideLpool from the moment gates open on Grand Opening Day until the big race itself for all the Grand National action as it happens.

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