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Grand National

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Grand National, world's most prestigious steeplechase race held annually since 1839 at the Aintree race course in England. The difficult and dangerous 4.5 mi (7.2 km) course includes 30 jumps, mostly over thorn hedges. Horses must be at least 6 years old to enter.

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