|When is Grand National Horse Race in 2015?|
The date of the Grand National 2015, held at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England, is on Saturday, April 11th.
|What is Grand National Horse Race?|
First ran in 1839, the Grand National is a major National Hunt Horse Race held every year at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. The race is a handicap steeplechase race that runs for 7,141 meters on a turf track and features thirty jumps over two circuits. It also boasts the biggest purse for a race in Europe with a price fun of £1+ million.
As a result of the combination of the long distance and the fences, including Becher's Brook, The Chair, and the Canal Turn, the Grand National Horse Raceis often times referred to as "the ultimate test of horse and rider." To qualify for the race, the horse but be 7+ years sold, rated 120+ by the British Horseracing Authority, and myst have recently placed in a recognized chase of 3+ miles.