The Jockey Club has confirmed that the Grand National UK will be held on April 10, 2021, as scheduled before. The horse racing event will occur at the stated time even though there were mixed opinions on the event’s holding.
The event will be organised in its original slot however, the world-famous marathon place Aintree will not feature ‘Tiger Roll’ as he has now been withdrawn.
What This Year’s Grand National Has To Offer?
The Grand National is set to start at 5.15pm on April 10, but it got mixed responses from industry people, especially from the bookies. With high street bookmakers still closed, bettors can use online sports betting for the Grand National which also offers online casino games as well as live streaming of the race.
The North West Regional Director for the Jockey Club, Dickon White, stated that “The date is finalised after considering the pros and cons of delaying the race. So, the club has kept the originally planned date only.”
On the other hand, the Randox Grand National authorities are looking forward to including spectators at the event on April 10, 2021.
David Armstrong, the Racecourse Association Chief Executive, stated, “We will make representations to the Government officials and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media, and Sports to test the returns of the spectators.
“The potential return of spectators to Racecourses is being stated to resume by May 17, 2021.”
With the running of Grand National on April 10 this year, the British Horseracing Authority and RCA are planning the return of the owners on the racecourse by March 29, 2021.
Moreover, viewers will also witness Magic of Light back on the Aintree Racecourse this April. The 10-year old, trained by Jessica Harrington, who finished as the runner-up in 2019 is also among the 90 hopefuls still in contention following the first declaration stage.
Three-Day Aintree Racecourse Festival Will Be A Showstopper
The Grand National is part of the three-day steeplechase festival at Aintree. Despite the lack of crowds the racing scheduled to be on display will still be world-class.
The bookmakers may not have been able to change the organisers minds but that won’t stop over 600 million people from tuning in to watch it from around the world.
Connections are optimistic and we know now that we will be crowning a new champion. So who will it be?
Jessica Harrington, the trainer of Magic of Light, stated: “I am hopeful that Magic of Light will go great again over the famous Aintree obstacles, as the Grand National is the focus right now.”
The mare will have competition from the likes of Cloth Cap and Burrows Saint but we know that anything can happen in the race. After all, when Magic Of Light ran in 2019 she started off at 125/1 on the morning of the race!