Grand National Changes

Grand National Fence Changes

Following the deaths of both Ornais and Dooneys Gate in the 2011 Grand National, Aintree racecourse have decided to make some alterations to the fences to make it safer for all involved.

Having examined several races dating back to 1990 both the British Horseracing Authority and Aintree executives came up with a set of changes that will hopefully keep the race a highlight of the jumping calendar, but to also make it an all-round safer event.

Read below the changes that will be put in place for the 2012 Grand National.