The Grand National Festival's officially opened.
Security is tight as thousands of racegoers decend on Merseyside over the next 3 days for the Aintree Festival.
Racegoers have a feast of action today, on what's described as 'the day for Champions'.
We caught up with Sir Kenny Dalglish.
Red Rum was the last horse to win back-to-back Grand National runnings before Tiger Roll.
Women were out to celebrate at Aintree as the world-famous racecourse held its annual Ladies Day.
A cold and showery outlook to start this year's festival, but conditions look set to improve a little towards Ladies Day and the weekend