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Aintree Racecourse Original Deeds Up For Auction

Known to millions around the world as the home to the worlds greatest steeple chase, Aintree Racecourse has been etched in the history books and now a small part of that history is up for grabs for one very lucky, and I imagine, very wealthy person.

Fans of the Grand National will be intrigued to see that the original conveyance deeds to Aintree racecourse, which date back to 1838, are set to be auctioned in the city and it's auctioneers Cato Crane who will oversee the sale of the document which has been carefully maintained for the past 175 years.

The ball park prediction is that the deeds could go for as much as £7,000 at auction with auctioneer John Crane saying: “It is a quite remarkable document. Leather bound, about two feet by 80 inches, these are the original deeds to the country’s most famous racecourse.”

The seller, who has decided to remain anonymous, inherited the deeds from his grandfather, who discovered them in the aftermath of a bombing of a city solicitors during World War II.

The document, which bears some damage from that bombing, lists more than 40 original shareholders in the racecourse, including the Mather family of Allerton.

The Auction is due to take place on Tuesday 5th March 2013 – but the Auctioneer has confirmed that although this is still a provisional date, it will definitely be that week.