Key Features Of The Jockey Club App
horse racing fans, especially those who like a day at the races.
15 different racecourse hubs neatly bundled in to one informative app.
Available on the Apple App Store & Google Play Store.
Looking ahead to the Grand National in the spring? Well if you are one of the thousands of people planning to visit Aintree over that weekend, or indeed just one of the millions of us who will be placing a bet on the world’s greatest steeplechase, the Aintree Racecourse app is the perfect addition to the app armoury.
The Aintree racecourse app is available for the Apple iPhone from the iTunes store and can be downloaded on most Android devices from the Google Play online store. Whatever platform the app works equally well and just needs some spare memory. It’s particularly good if you’re visiting Aintree at any point of the year, but anyone interested in a bet or two would benefit from some of the insider knowledge it offers.
A Little About Aintree
Located in Merseyside close to Liverpool, thanks to its staging of the annual Grand National Aintree is known for horse racing all around the world. The world’s greatest steeplechase sees the volume of bets placed with bookmakers soar and it is just about the biggest event of the racing year, apart perhaps from the Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup. If you want to go then it is important to plan your day ahead. Tickets sell out quickly, especially for the Saturday of the Grand National.
The course is famous throughout the racing fraternity as one of the most fearsome of the jump season. There are a total of 16 fences on the steeplechase course including the likes of The Chair, Foinavon, Valentine’s Brook, Canal Turn and Betcher’s Brook.
It’s not just the Grand National that is staged on the full course there’s loads of other racing to be seen and other events. You can see a guide to what’s on at Aintree here.
Jockey Club App Review
As the Aintree racecourse is one of the fifteen UK racecourses managed and operated by the Jockey Club, it makes sense that all information surrounding Aintree can be found on the Jockey Club app.
This is exactly where it is. All fifteen racecourses have their own hub inside this app. Therefore once the app is downloaded, search and select the Aintree racecourse to enter that hub.
From here, users can purchase tickets to events held at Aintree, watch previous races, view future racecards and get involved in cash prize competitions.
There’s guidance on getting the racecourse, parking instructions, advisory dress code breakdowns for each section of the course and even a loyalty programme to reward those who attend the races regularly.
The app is a treasure trove of information and beautiful images. Facts about who or what particular jumps are named after are included, while if you want to know who exactly was Edward Topham, for example, the app has all the details.
Knowing about the various jumps on this famous course is certainly fun and insightful. For racing aficionados, particularly those with an eye on the history of the event, it’s well worth looking at.
The level of detail on the Aintree racecourse is replicated across the other 14 racecourse hubs that are available from the Jockey Club app. For those who like to travel the country to watch the races, this save them from having to download 15 different racecourse apps.
Placing A Bet On The Aintree Races
For those attending at Aintree, they have the choice between getting in amongst the hustle and bustle of the betting ring to place their bets, or of course the more subtle way of placing a bet from their mobile devices.
If you are looking to place a bet during the festival, a well reputable bookie, both online and on the high street is Ladbrokes. They offer really good new customer offers as well as ensuring they are continually looking after the existing customers too!