Thursday, 3 April 2014

The Grand National

Alright so it's not in London, in fact it's a long way away in Aintree, near Liverpool but this weekend is the long awaited Grand National. The FA Cup Final of horse racing. I'd imagine true racing fans find it a bit annoying that there's this day where everyone jumps on the wagon and betting shops are filled with once a year experts but for one day only, the sport comes to the attention of every living room in the country.

It's the one day a year when everyone allows themselves a bet. From your nan having a sneaky £1 on a horse and inexplicably winning to 20-somethings in pubs who've read the Racing Post over a fry up, laying £50 over 12 different each way "long shots".

And the tragedy is, calling this race is damned near impossible. Forty riders over 4 miles and a prize of over half a million pounds to the winner makes this race one of the most competitive in the world. Reputations are won and lost over Aintree's fences and some poor horses race their last race in this classic.

Of course, with all the interest around the day, parking is in short supply. And let's be honest, who wants to have the car for a day at the races? Hopefully you'll end the day with some champagne! The only way to enjoy the National in true luxury is to be chauffeur driven, to the door, and have your car waiting for you when all the races have been run.

Chirton Grange, through partners in the area can supply a car for the day at some of the most competitive rates going. Click here to make a booking.

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