The Grand National course is triangular with its apex (at the Canal Turn) the furthest point from the stands. It covers two and a quarter miles and is perfectly flat throughout. Inside is the easierMildmay course, providing a circuit of one and a half miles, which has birch fences. A major feature of the Mildmay course is its sharpness; the fences there are appreciably stiffer than used to be the case.
The Grand National is run over two complete circuits taking in sixteen spruce fences first time round and fourteen the second, and, in spite of modifications to the fences in recent years, the race still provides one of the toughest tests ever devised for horse and rider. The run from the final fence to the winning post is 494 yards long and includes an elbow
Tight flat left handed track with an easy finish.
Difficulty of Fences
Difficult on Mildmay course, and extremely difficult on the Grand National course.
Similar Courses, where form should be replicated
Fontwell, Kelso, Bangor, Newton Abbot, Southwell, Kempton, Market Rasen