TO celebrate one hundred years since the Grand National returned to Liverpool, the Weights Lunch will be coming home to the city's waterfront next year.

The stage is set at the Cunard Building on the city's famous waterfront for the Grand National Weights Lunch on February 12, 2019.

In 1919, the Grand National returned to Liverpool after being staged at London Gatwick during WW1.

The event aims to celebrate all things Liverpool with a drinks reception in the British Music Experience followed by lunch in Cunard House.

It will also be the first year of BHA's Steeplechase Team leader's Martin Greenwood tenure since the retirement of Phil Smith after 22 years at the helm.

Each year the Grand National throws up a fairy-tale story with this year being no different as Tiger Roll and jockey Davey Russell brought it home for Irish trainer Gordon Elliot and owner Michael O'Leary in front of a sell-out crowd.

Aintree Racecourse’s managing director John Baker said: “We’re delighted to bring the Randox Health Grand National Weights Lunch home for the first time ever, and to mark one hundred years since the Grand National returned from London.

"Liverpool is a fabulous city and the people of Liverpool have very much helped make the ‘People’s Race’ the greatest steeplechase in the world.

"Therefore, we felt the prestigious Weights Lunch should be hosted in Liverpool next year - we’ll ensure we celebrate the very best of the city of Liverpool on the day as well.

“We welcome Martin Greenwood and look forward to announcing his handiwork at the Grand National Weights Lunch in February.”

The £1 million Randox Health Grand National will be staged at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 5.15pm, with entries closing on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

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