Uttoxeter Racecourse nearing sell-out for Midlands Grand National

Crowds will watch the race in-person for once again after a year away

Uttoxeter

Photo credit: Gregory Marler

Uttoxeter Racecourse has warned that there are only a few remaining tickets left for the 2022 Midlands Grand National that is set to take place next month.

It is one of horse racing’s biggest events in the calendar and usually attracts thousands of visitors each year.

The 2021 race had to be held behind closed doors due to ongoing Covid restrictions as 3/1 favourite Time To Get Up ridden by Jonjo O’Neill Jnr came home to take the crown.

This time around, spectators are set to be welcomed back for the race once more on Saturday, March 19.

It will be Executive Director Brian Barrass’ first Midlands Grand National at the helm of Uttoxeter Racecourse having taken over in June.

He replaced David McDonald, who had stepped down before last year’s race after 14 years in the role.


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Uttoxeter Racecourse set for another historic meeting

A hugely popular event, the biggest Midlands meeting in the racing calendar has been held at Uttoxeter Racecourse since 1969.

It has been known that previous runners of the race have gone on the take the sport’s biggest prizes at the Aintree Grand National and the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The event coincides with the final weekend of this year’s Six Nations rugby competition.

So because of this, the racecourse is offering a ‘Rugby Village package’.

This includes Centre Course Enclosure admission, access to the rugby village marquee, a racecard and one drink.

This as well as, of course, screening of Wales vs Italy (2.15pm kick-off) and Ireland v Scotland (4.45pm).

Course gates open at 10.10am with the first race at 1.20pm. The eighth and final race sets off at 5.17pm.

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