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The 2011 John Smith’s Grand National — Beginning on Thursday 8th April

The 2011 Grand National is, perhaps, the most famous of the National Hunt horse races and provides both punters and competitors with the season’s highlight.

The Grand National takes place at the storied Aintree racetracks, the National Course, and serves as the focal point of three day meet. As with every year, Aintree puts competitors through a true test of skill that is unmatched by similar races in the season. The Grand National plays out over three quarters of a kilometre (7,242 metres) of terrain, dotted with sixteen notoriously difficult fences. Jockeys must complete two circuits of the National Course, clearing every fence (except for the Water-Jump and The Chair) twice in order to win.

High intensity and unbeatable spectacle have made the Grand National into an event that captures the attention of both casual and dedicated racing fans from across the world (with television viewing estimates placed at more than 600 million). The Grand National’s purse is always exceptionally rich (with last year offering a total prize pool of £925,000) and, because of this, draws the very best of the racing world. The 2010 Grand National was won by jockey, Tony McCoy and Don’t Push It for owner, J.P. McManus and trainer, Jonjo O’Neill.

The 2011 Grand National is set to take place on Saturday, 9th April 2011 at Aintree.