It may be one of the greatest horse-racing venues in the world but of the 150 riders on the course at Aintree over the next few days not one is from Liverpool.
So why are there so few Scousers involved in this sort of racing? And what are those at Aintree doing about it? Chris Hall has been finding out more.
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