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Filename: nmr_20434_11.jpg

Size: 4163 x 4048 (20.6MB)

Date: 17th August 2009

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Aerial photographer

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Aintree racecourse, Liverpool 20434_011

AINTREE RACECOURSE, Liverpool, Merseyside. Opened in 1829 for horse racing on the flat, steeplechasing was officially introduced in 1839, when the first Grand National was run at Aintree. Amongst National Hunt courses, fences such as The Chair, Canal Turn and Bechers Brook make Aintree amongst the most challenging. In the 1950s and 1960s, Aintree also hosted the British Grand Prix and the Aintree 200, a non-championship Formula 1 motor race. Alfonso de Portago is notable for competing in both the Grand National and Grand Prix at Aintree. There is a nine hole golf course within the circuit

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Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool: A Historic Haven for Horse Racing, Motor Sports, and Golf This aerial photograph captures the historic Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, Merseyside, a renowned destination for both horse racing and motor sports enthusiasts since its establishment in 1829. The course's rich heritage began with flat racing, but steeplechasing was officially introduced in 1839, marking the first running of the Grand National – a legendary event that continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Amongst National Hunt courses, Aintree stands out for its challenging obstacles, including iconic fences such as The Chair, Canal Turn, and Bechers Brook. These fences have tested the mettle of countless jockeys and horses throughout history, making Aintree a must-visit destination for those seeking the thrill of steeplechasing. In the 1950s and 1960s, Aintree expanded its offerings to include motor sports, hosting the British Grand Prix and the Aintree 200, a non-championship Formula 1 motor race. The track's versatility drew international attention, with notable figures like Alfonso de Portago competing in both the Grand National and Grand Prix at Aintree. Nestled within the racecourse lies a nine-hole golf course, providing an alternative pastime for visitors seeking a more leisurely experience. The harmonious blend of horse racing, motor sports, and golf at Aintree Racecourse makes it a unique and historic haven for sports enthusiasts, offering a diverse range of activities that cater to various interests and passions. This photograph, captured by Historic England Archive, showcases the enduring allure and rich history of Aintree Racecourse – a testament to the power of tradition, innovation, and the indomitable spirit of competition.

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