Liverpool news Calls for Grand National to be moved until betting shops reopen MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Bookies are urging organisers to delay the race due to take place on April 10

Liverpool news Calls for Grand National to be moved until betting shops reopen MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Bookies are urging organisers to delay the race due to take place on April 10

Liverpool news  Calls for Grand National to be moved until betting shops reopen MetiNews.Com
23 February 2021 - 19:30

Breaking News ! Bookies are urging organisers of the Grand National to push the race back until betting shops are open. The Grand National is due to take place on April 10, just two days before non essential retail, including betting shops, reopen on April 12. Ladbrokes Coral PR director Simon Clare is suggesting the sport could give itself a much-needed financial boost by delaying the Randox Grand National so that it can be run with shops open again. The National is by far the biggest betting race of the year, worth an estimated £300million in turnover. Mr Clare said: "Now we've seen the dates for the Government road map - which are provisional - and the fact that there is potential for betting shops to open on April 12, the obvious issue is the Grand National. "It is the biggest betting race of the year - the race which millions of people enjoy as a national celebration. It was lost to the pandemic in 2020, and would take place two days before the shops open this year. "It is the one race where betting shops provide a big service. There are a lot of once-a-year punters who want to come and have a bet on the big race. Get a Liverpool Echo newsletter today The Liverpool Echo sends newsletters on a wide range of topics - including our daily news bulletin, now going out three times a day. There are others on what's on, politics, court news, Knowsley, Wirral, and arts & culture, as well as both Liverpool FC and Everton FC. Signing up is free and it only takes a minute for you to get the biggest stories, sent straight to your inbox. How to sign up for an Echo Email Update 1) Go to our dedicated newsletter page at this link. 2) Put your email in the box where indicated 3) Tick as many boxes as you like, for each newsletter you want.

. It's the showcase for racing and for betting - so we'd love to see it happen." Mr Clare concedes it may not ultimately prove possible to push the race back by a few days or up to a week. But he is pinning his hopes on another example of the resourcefulness which has helped the British Horseracing Authority, Jockey Club and other stakeholder administrators plot a path through the pandemic so far. He added: "Just shops reopening is great - that's the most important thing. "The Grand National is the biggest betting race of the year. It's worth 10 times more than the Cheltenham Gold Cup, which is the second biggest, in turnover. Keep up to date with local news in your area by adding your postcode below "Obviously, racing has done an amazing job being flexible during the pandemic. It's been an amazing effort. "It may not be possible - but if it can be done, it would be fantastic." Bookmakers have, of course, felt the financial consequences of having to keep shops shut during the lockdowns of the past year. Mr Clare said: "It's an important source of revenue for betting shops who've had a really tough time and for racing which has done a brilliant job keeping the show on the road but has been supported heavily by the Levy Board. "The Grand National taking place when shops are open would give a big injection of money." Both Jockey Club Racecourses, who own and manage Aintree, and the BHA have declined to comment as yet about the prospect of any rescheduling. Read More Related Articles B&M brings back sell-out £300 hot tubs to celebrate the end of lockdown Read More Related Articles When will festivals and live music events return after lockdown?

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Liverpool news Calls for Grand National to be moved until betting shops reopen MetiNews.Com


Liverpool news Calls for Grand National to be moved until betting shops reopen MetiNews.Com


Liverpool news Calls for Grand National to be moved until betting shops reopen MetiNews.Com


Liverpool news Calls for Grand National to be moved until betting shops reopen MetiNews.Com

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