Event Furniture Hired for the Grand National

Grand National A busy end of the week for us here at BE today.

Tony is at Aintree today delivering wooden picnic benches for this years Grand National while Andy is down in London delivering 2,000 hire chairs.

Picnic Bench Hire



James is also in London today delivering trestle tables, benches and a stage opposite Big Ben for a food festival while Luke is covering our Nottingham Furniture Hire deliveries and Jezz in sorting our Leicester Furniture Hire.

Trestle Table Hire



The Grand National

The Grand National is one of the most famous horse racing events in the world, held annually at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England. The race was first run in 1839 and has since become a prominent fixture in British culture and the international sporting calendar.

Race Details:
The Grand National is a National Hunt horse race featuring a course of approximately 4 miles and 514 yards with 30 fences. It is renowned for its challenging course and the difficulty of its jumps, such as Becher’s Brook, The Chair, and the Canal Turn​​.

The race is open to horses aged seven years or older, handicapped to ensure a level playing field. The maximum field is 40 runners, making it a highly competitive event​ (Target Shooting Show)​.

The first official Grand National race took place in 1839, although there were precursor races before this. The race has a storied history, including memorable moments like Red Rum’s victory three times in the 1970s​​.

The Grand National is a significant event in British culture, attracting wide media coverage and substantial betting activity. Millions of viewers in the UK and worldwide​​watch it.


Red Rum:
The most famous horse in Grand National history, Red Rum, won the race three times (1973, 1974, and 1977) and finished second twice (1975 and 1976)​ (Gun Mart)​.

Longest Odds Winner:
The longest odds winner was Mon Mome in 2009, who won at odds of 100/1​​.

First Female Jockey to Win:
In 2021, Rachael Blackmore was the first female jockey to win the Grand National, riding Minella Times​ (Target Shooting Show)​.

The 2024 Grand National is scheduled to be held on April 13, 2024, continuing its tradition as one of the highlights of the British sporting year.

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