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A Grand Day but not the Grandest of Sports to me
The Grand National
Member Name: mejulie999
The Grand National
Advantages: Go to the bars and have a good drink and a chat
Disadvantages: Horses can die
The Grand National is probarbly one of the most famous horse races in the world and takes place at Aintree Race Course, in Liverpool, England, every year around April time. The race brings people and the press from all over the world and when concorde was still spanning the skies, it brought people to the city to spend their hard earned money on what is a very prestigious race.
The world always seems to descend on Liverpool over this 3 day meet, which always culminates to the big Grand National Steeplechase on the Saturday. It can often be seen as a cruel race as horse and rider bid to race around a gruelling track full of difficult and often fatal jumps including the Canal Turn, Beechers Brook and many more. Many horses have lost their lives over the years but it still attracts thousands to the meet and millions on the TV.
People who neve bet a penny during the year suddenly find themselves in betting shops, or send someone else to put a bet on for them. The 50p each way brigade suddenly turn up in droves and sit clutching their slips hoping that their horse survives to the end of the race. It normally takes about an hour to find out if it even started!
I would go if it was free, but having gone back in the 1990's at some stage, i don't really think it is my scene. I loved it in the Queen Mother Stand having a few beers but my interest in horse racing was almost zilch. I find the whole sport a little cruel and seeing a horse fall is not my favourite of pastimes. If the rider falls then so be it, they choose to do this, and whilst i understand horses are born to run wild, i don't think making them jump over fences time and time again until they break a leg and have to be put down, is no fun at all for our equine creatures.
Summary: Great for the seasoned Racegoer but not my thing really
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