The Grand National could potentially be postponed following the death of Prince Philip on Friday. A decision is expected today with it to be confirmed on whether or not the race will go ahead as scheduled at 5.15pm on Saturday.
The British Horseracing authority and Jockey Club racecourses, the owners of the iconic Aintree course, are currently holding talks to discuss the matter after the Duke of Edinburgh passed away aged 99.
Friday’s Ladies Day is going ahead as planned while a two-minute silence was held prior to the first race at 1.45pm.
Jockeys have been invited to wear black armbands during races in tribute to Prince Philip, who was an honorary member of the Jockey Club and regularly attended meets.