The 166th running of the Grand National Steeplechase was held on Saturday in Liverpool, England. The world’s most famous jumping race, the Grand National features 40 horses and riders jumping 30 fences over a distance of almost four and a half miles. For spectators, the race is an excuse for some outlandish race day fashions and a chance to earn some major quid. Essentially, think of the Grand National as Britain’s Preakness or Kentucky Derby – with whatever that entails.
Ladies’ Day at John Smith’s Grand National meeting is a truly unique event, which happens yearly in Liverpool, England. The steeplechase racing takes back seat to the fashion finery as the ladies try to out do each other with the latest dresses and accessories. Think Preakness infield in high heels.