Come one, Come all! It is almost time for the event that makes or breaks your favorite horse and rider. The thrill of any horse race is exciting for me. In fact, one of my fondest memories is watching the Grand National every year with my grandfather, who was the biggest horse racing fan on earth. We would make all of the families watch with us and we knew that they would eventually love it too. As time progressed, grandfather’s health grew worse, the family and friends who watched with us were amazing. That is when I realized that the Grand National Steeplechase race was for everyone. This race truly is a sport that is for everyone.
If you don’t agree with me, think about this. Over 12.9 million people will simply place one bet on the Grand National race this year. Around £250 million will be spent on just bets alone. Over 10 million people in the United Kingdom will watch the Grand National race. The attendance at the Aintree racecourse will exceed 150,000 people. The number of alcoholic beverages one can have for each round is limited to only 4. It’s supposed to help you relax. Over 80,000 cups of coffee will be consumed at the event as well.
One of the greatest things about the Grand National race is that is a family affair. There are so many famous owners, trainers, riders and winners at the Aintree racecourse each year. They bring the whole family, who eat, breathe, and sleep horseracing. Without the families, some of this could never have happened. A large number of riders and horses come from a family of racing. The riders have watched their family, and this is how they became the riders that they are today. On the other hand, the horses are also from a family of strong, brave, and some of the toughest race horses imaginable. That is why the Gran National Steeplechase race at Aintree racecourse is different from the Triple Crown series that is in the United States. This course requires agility, speed, and heart. This is by far the hardest racecourse that a horse and rider will ever compete on. The suspense of these races is what also brings us together as families and close friends. This race is definitely one in which we can all have a great experience and make memories with the ones we love.