25.09.09 - RACING AT AINTREE
Sport and Spooks for Aintree's Autumn Opener
Aintree Racecourse will once again open its gates for racing next month as it prepares to stage its first race meeting of the autumn on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October.
Saturday is Aintree’s only Saturday raceday outside of the John Smith’s Grand National meeting and features the Grade 2 Old Roan Chase, a race which is sure to attract some of racing’s star performers and has seen Cheltenham Gold Cup victor, Kauto Star amongst the race’s past winners.
Sunday will see the return of Aintree’s Matalan Freaky Family Funday, where racing is teamed with a day of free themed Halloween entertainment for all ages. The day features a ‘Thriller’ performance and dance workshops by Britain’s Got Talent dance troupe, MD Productions, along with ‘Shiverpool’ tales, Halloween craft workshops, face painting, fairground rides, fancy dress and magic shows, plus there’ll be opportunities to purchase Halloween goodies in Matalan’s M-Party Halloween shop.
Admission for children is free for the whole weekend and ‘early-bird’ tickets are now available at a special advance price of £16 (standard general admission price usually £19 after 09/10/09). Two-day tickets are also available until this date at the special price of £20. Tickets for these days give racegoers access to all public areas, including Aintree’s unreserved grandstand seats.
Tickets can be purchased now and by booking online at aintree.co.uk where purchasers can avoid a booking fee. Tickets are also available by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 579 3001. Great deals on hospitality packages are also available within the Princess Royal Restaurant, where kids eat free and hospitality is available at just £79 per person, inclusive of admission badge, three course meal and racecards, call 0151 522 2911 to find out more.