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Aintree urged to wait a week

Leading figures in the racing industry are supporting the idea of pushing this year’s Aintree Grand National back by a week until after the proposed reopening of betting shops in England. Such a move could potentially deliver a significant boost to the racing industry coffers. Easing of restrictions imminent The Grand National is slated for Saturday April 10th, with the three-day Aintree meeting beginning two days earlier on Thursday 8th. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has outlined his plans to reopen non-essential retail, including betting shops, in England on April 12th as the country begins to ease Covid-19 restrictions under the new roadmap to exit the pandemic. The Grand National holds mass appeal to the UK public, ensuring the Aintree […]

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