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Aintree Festival Day Two (Ladies Day)

Walking the Grand National course & Side Saddle Display

Friday 08 April 2016

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Walking the Grand National course

 

Fence No. 3;

an Open-Ditch

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

Fence No. 3;

a closer look at the ditch

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

The information board explains that Fence No. 3 (& 19)

is also known as ĎWestheadí, named after the

late Steve Westhead who worked as an

Aintree fence builder in the 1970s.

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

Fence No. 6 (& 22)

Becherís Brook

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

Sandra at Becherís Brook

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

Jane at Becherís Brook

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

The landing side of Becherís Brook

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

Becherís Brook itself

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

Fence No. 7 (& 23);

Fionavon

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

Fionavon

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

Looking back towards Fionavon

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

Fence No. 8 (& 24);

the Canal Turn

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

The landing side of the Canal Turn

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

Barry Geraghty is jogging and walking the course;

heís chatting on his mobile here

 

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Race 5:

Manifesto Novicesí Chase (Grade 1)

 

Fence No. 9 (& 25);

Valentineís Brook

 

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Race 5:

Manifesto Novicesí Chase (Grade 1)

 

Valentineís Brook,

showing the brook itself; itís a continuation of the

brook that passes under Becherís Brook

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

The view towards the Melling Road

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

Fence No. 11 (& 27);

an open-ditch

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

The view towards the Parade Ring exit point;

the Lord Sefton stand is on the left, and

the Earl of Derby stand is on the right.

 

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Walking the Grand National course

 

Fence No. 15;

The Chair

 

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The Side-Saddle Parade

 

Ceilis Bouncer (aka Bounce) is a

16.3 Irish Draught mare; she is

ridden by Amy Bryan Dowell

 

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The Side-Saddle Parade

 

Cos Me Is Black is an Irish Draught stallion;

he is ridden by Morgan Schive

 

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The Side-Saddle Parade

 

Morgan Schive is interviewed by

RUKís Gordon Brown

 

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The Side-Saddle Parade

 

Amy Bryan Dowell is interviewed by

RUKís Gordon Brown

 

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The Side-Saddle Parade

 

Bounce in profile

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