Gripped to your screens by Cheltenham? Whether watching the action from your sofa or following online at the office, you no doubt wished you were there. Here at the office those of us left behind were green with envy as our directors enjoyed the action from our corporate box. The good news is that with the dust barely settled at Cheltenham, The Grand National is just around the corner.
With an estimated 600,000 viewers world-wide, The Grand National Steeplechase is one of the world’s most prestigious horse racing events and is a fantastic experience for fans and corporate groups with a forty strong field competing in the main event over a challenging 30 fence course, four and a half mile course. Past Grand National winners such as Red Rum have become household names, with the courses fences and turns also earning iconic status. The Grand National is a thriving social event, with one of the most extravagant Ladies’ Days in the National Hunt Calendar and an abundance of the rich and famous among the crowds.
The 2012 Grand National
Over 11 million viewers tuned in to watch the 2012 Grand National which was notable for a first photo finish and the best ever finish by a female jockey coming in third. Neptune Collonges also became only the third grey to win the competition in the history of the competition.
The 2013 Grand National
The Stakes have been raised at this year’s Grand National with record prize money of £2,275,000 to be split across the three days of action and 13 of the 21 to receive a substantial boost in prize funds. The odds for the 2013 Grand National suggest an excitingly close contest with the 11 favourite runners all priced between 10/1 and 20/1 by bet365. Seabass is this year’s favourite, with former Cheltenham champion Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Imperial Commander continuing his return to action and is priced at 28/1 Places for the 2013 Grand National are now limited with a sell out expected by the time of the first race.
Enjoy the Grand National in Style
If you’re going to the Grand National with friends or colleagues and are keen on a flutter or thirty, then why not put some of those betting funds towards a corporate box experience? This has several advantages
- A superb vantage point for all the action – the higher up the better the view
- Fantastic food on offer – enjoy inclusive three course luncheon instead of queuing for hot dogs
- Shelter from the elements – The exposure of the open racecourse brings quite a windchill. Enjoy the action and atmosphere from the balcony and then retreat back inside the luxury surroundings of a corporate box.
- Easy access to a bar – avoid the queues for drinks
- Private toilet facilities – Average attendance the Grand National is 50,000 per day plus, need I say more?
If you pulled up short of Cheltenham tickets, then the race is on for The Grand National.