The most famous horse race in the world is nearly upon us.

Turf afficionados from across Yorkshire and the rest of the UK are off to Aintree in Liverpool this weekend for the Grand National, with more than 155,000 people expected to watch three fantastic days of racing.

Record-breaking numbers have bought tickets with two thousand more being sold for the opening day alone this year. On Ladies Day 48,000 people are expected to attend, up by 2,500 on the previous year.

If you're not one of the lucky people who has tickets to attend you can of course still have a flutter from the comfort of your own sofa. But if you don't know your hooves from your hands or your runners from your riders fear not as the Examiner is on hand to give you some expert advice.

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As well as providing all the information you need to successfully place your bets our sweepstakes kit will also help you to organise a little bit a fun at work as well and get everyone involved in a Great British tradition.

Whatever you do be sure not to miss the main event.

This year the world's most famous horse race will start at 5.15pm on Saturday – an hour later than last year, with an expected global television audience of 600m tuning in to cheer their horse along.

So, best of luck and be sure to choose your horse wisely!

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