Aintree Grand National 2012

Well Easter Over Soon Be The grand National looking for some entertainment for your pub,club or community event why not hire our space hopper grand national or even our gold cup horse racing game

Our Gold Cup horse racing game is an exciting and energetic game for 4 players that is an essential part of any race night event!

Features Include:
Authentic grass-textured race course
Four hobby-horses linked to the horses on the racecourse.
Realistic horse racing commentary
Compact & easily transportable
Quick & easy one person set-up

How to play the horse racing game
On the fibreglass grass-textured racecourse there are four different coloured horses; blue, yellow, red and green. These horses are matched to a hobby horse of the same colour. The four players have to position their hobby horse in-between their legs and hold onto the handles positioned on either side of the horse’s head. At the start of the game each player or rider has to simulate a galloping motion very similar to a jockey riding a horse. The faster they gallop, the faster their horse will travel along the course to the finishing post.

Horse racing game commentary
To add to the fun and excitement during each race, players and spectators will be able to hear the very realistic horse racing commentary, which simply encourages the players to go faster. Our game is equipped with a powerful 30-watt amplifier and two high quality speakers for clarity. It also has the facility to regulate the volume to your requirements.

The aim of the horse racing game
The faster the players/riders perform the galloping movement the faster their horse travels up the racecourse towards the finishing post – the first horse to reach the finishing post is the winner! At the end of the race the winning lane will light up, and the commentary will announce the colour and the name of the winning horse. At the end of each game the horses return to their starting posts ready for the next game.

Easily transportable
The complete horse racing game is totally self-contained in a purpose built industrial flight case and is supplied complete with folding legs. As the game measures just 1.7m long x 0.8m wide and 0.35m deep  and weighs 80kgs it is easily transportable.
The Grand National (also known simply as the National) is a world-famous National Hunt horse race which is held annually at Aintree Racecourse, near Liverpool, England. It is a handicap steeplechase run over a distance of 4 miles and 856 yards (7,242 m), with horses jumping thirty fences over two circuits of Aintree’s National Course. The race has been held at Aintree each year since 1839, with the exception of 1916-1918 during the First World War when it was held at Gatwick Racecourse, 1941-1945 during the Second World War when it was called off, and in 1993 when the race was declared void owing to a false start. The next Grand National will be held on 14 April 2012.

The steeplechase is the centrepiece of a three-day meeting, one of only four run at Aintree in the racing season.It is the most valuable National Hunt event in Britain, offering a total prize fund of £975,000 in 2012. The race is popular amongst many people who do not normally watch or bet on horse racing at other times of the year.

The racecourse is triangular in shape and contains sixteen fences, all except The Chair and the Water Jump are jumped twice. The course has a reputation as the ultimate test of horse and jockey, most starters failing to complete the two circuits. Certain fences are famous for their severity, notably Becher’s Brook, The Chair, and the Canal Turn.

The National is listed on the Ofcom Code on Sports and Other Listed and Designated Events, ensuring it is broadcast live on free-to-air terrestrial television in the United Kingdom. The first radio commentary of the race was broadcast by Meyrick Good and George Allison on the Bbc in 1927;the first televised coverage was in 1960 with commentary led by Peter O’Sullevan. The BBC retained the broadcasting rights until 2012, when it was announced that Channel 4 had won a four-year deal to broadcast the race from 2013, bringing to an end the BBC’s rights to the National after 52 years.An estimated 500 to 600 million viewers watch the Grand National in over 140 countries.