Aintree Grand National Ladies Day

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Ladies Day takes place on the second day of the Aintree Grand National Meeting, which means this year’s date is all set for Friday 12th April 2024. The day is normally seen as the ‘fun day’ of the Grand National festival where both ladies and gents really push the boat out as they dress to impress. Dubbed #FabulousFriday, you can expect a sea of fashion and famous faces amidst a crowd of around 45,000. Grand National Ladies Day 2024 is expected to see both attendance and anticipation levels ramping up from the opening day, with high calibre races to bet on in a party atmosphere.

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The top-class racing starts at 1.40pm, and includes seven races, as attention is shared with off the track activities like the ‘Style Award’. Style Ambassadors mingle with the crowds in the Red Rum Garden to find the winner, with big prizes like cars, holidays and cash up for grabs. It’s clear that Grand National Ladies Day is a hugely popular day on the UK jumps racing calendar.

Grand National Ladies Day

Horse Racing – Grand National Festival – Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, Britain – April 13, 2018 racegoers react during the 14:50 Betway Mildmay Novices’ Chase REUTERS / Darren Staples @SCANPIX

What is the Grand National Ladies Day dress code?

Unlike Royal Ascot Ladies Day, there is no official dress code for Ladies Day, but everyone attending is encouraged to get into the spirit of the day by dressing up. For the ladies, this means colourful dress and hats, while for the men you’ll look out of place if you’re wearing anything but smart trousers, a shirt and a jacket.

How much do Grand National Ladies Day tickets cost?

With demand up, prices are also on the increase on Ladies Day. The cheapest tickets are £55, which buys you entry into the Festival Zone.

Hospitality seats including food and drink would typically set you back in excess of £500, while the Lord Daresbury or Princess Royal Roof options might appeal to those on more of a budget at a far more affordable £105 apiece.

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Aintree Ladies Day – Friday 12th April 2024 race times

  • 1.45pm – The Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1) Grade 1; 3m 1f
  • 2.20pm – The William Hill Handicap Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 3; 2m 4f
  • 2.55pm – The Top Novices’ Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 1; 2m ½f
  • 3.30pm -The Marsh Steeple Chase (Registered as the Melling) (Grade 1); 2m 4f
  • 4.05pm -The Randox Supports Race Against Dementia Topham Chase (Grade 3); 2m 5f
  • 4.40pm -The Cavani Menswear Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 1; 3m ½f
  • 5.15pm -The Abersoch Land and Sea Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) (Conditional & Amateur Jockeys); 2m ½f
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