Revellers cast their racing cards aside and headed for the bar tonight as the opening day of Aintree drew to a close and the event seemed to be. A field of 40 horses headed by The Last Samuri is set to contest the th running of the Grand National on Saturday. One For Arthur wins the Grand National for trainer Lucinda Russell on Saturday at Aintree.
1973 Aintree Grand National Red Rum extended full race coverage
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A racegoer crouches down and adjusts a friend's shoe as they attend the opening day of the Grand National Festival horse race meeting at Aintree. Two very glamorous friends put their best foot forward in flowing dresses and fur stoles. These two revellers got stuck into the party spirit and performed their best waltz as the day's races drew to a close. This lady looked impeccable in a little black dress and a striking hat right. Scotland's One For Arthur is another gradually building his reputation, while Lord Windermere - who's not won since the Cheltenham Gold Cup - had top weight two years ago, but much less this time, and will have his favoured drier ground conditions.