Tickets for opening day for 2021 Grand National festival to be given free to NHS workers

Ten thousand NHS and social care workers will be given free tickets for the opening day of next year's Grand National Festival, Aintree racecourse, bosses have announced.

The three-day festival, which culminates in the world-famous steeplechase, was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The meeting was due to get underway today.

The Jockey Club announced the first day of the 2021 festival would be renamed Liverpool's NHS Day, with thousands of tickets donated to NHS and professional carers in Merseyside.


Further details on the ticket process will be revealed later in the year.