A Chart of the Aintree Race Course


Pictorial map of the famous Grand National Steeplechase.

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The cornerstone of the Aintree Race Course was first laid in 1829, and the first Grand National took place shortly thereafter, in 1836. This map, published nearly 100 years later, shows little has changed in the intervening century, except for the prize purse which now fetches over 1 million pounds.

The two mile course boasts 30 fences, individually numbered, the race consists of two laps . Ditches and water features provide additional obstacles and more accurately depict the environment encounted on “the hunt.” This map was drawn by prolific pictorial artist George Annand. Only 2 copies found in the OCLC – at Temple University and Yale.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1930

Author: George Annand

Sheet Width (in): 22.6

Sheet Height (in): 10.60

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Very good condition. Wear and minor discoloration along fold lines and trimmed left margin. Otherwise excellent