Fences to be jumped in the Grand National at Aintree

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Grand National Course

Since 1839 the worlds premier horse race has been held at Aintree. 40 horses are able to compete around the 4 and half mile course - (two laps of Aintree) and have to successfully jump 30 fences. There are 16 fences at Aintree, most are jumped twice with the exception of fences 15 and 16 that are only jumped on the first lap. On the second lap these jumps are bypassed leaving a 494 yard run to the finish line which has been the site where many races have been won or lost as the horse tires. The Grand National is the country's most popular event to place a bet on. With a very high percentage of people gambling on the result of the gruelling steeplechase.

This year's Grand National at Aintree will be held on the 9th April 2005

Fence Height Comment
1 & 174 foot 6 inches 
2 & 184 foot 7 inches 
3 & 195 foot6 foot ditch in front of fence
4 & 204 foot 10 inches 
5 & 215 foot 
6 & 22
Beechers Brook
4 foot 10 inches5 foot 6 inch brook on far side, in 1990 ditch filled in
7 & 23
Foinavon Fence
4 foot 6 inchesFence at an angle
8 & 24
The Canal Turn
5 foot 90 degree turn after jump
9 & 25
Valentines Brook
5 foot fence5 foot 6 inch brook on far side
10 & 265 foot 
11 & 27
The Booth
5 foot 6 inches6 foot ditch in front of fence
12 & 28
Westhead
5 footfollowed by a 5 foot 6 inch fence
13 & 294 foot 7inches 
14 & 304 foot 6 inches 
15
The Chair
6 foot 3 feet deep fence, 6 foot ditch on takeoff side, only jumped on first circuit
16
Water Jump
2 foot 9 inchesonly jumped on the first circuit, 10ft stretch of water far side

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