A Night at the Races

A series of talks to celebrate Aintree's 2019 Grand National 

26 and 27 March, 18:00-20:30
126 Mount Pleasamt, University of Liverpool, L69 3GR

The University of Liverpool has a close relationship with Aintree Racecourse - our specialist equine veterinarians provide trackside support at the Grand National race, and the Management School has introduced a Master's programme in Horseracing Industries. During the week before this year's Grand National, these talks by the University of Liverpool experts will reveal what makes the racehorse an elite athlete superior to humans, and the unique challenges facing the most enduring of British sporting traditions, horseracing. An independent art historian will highlight the work of Liverpool-born George Stubbs, who painted the most famous racing horses in the 18th century. A Walker Art Gallery Stubbs exhibition in 2006 featured "curatorial assistance" from an admirer, beloved Grand National trainer Ginger McCain. 


Harry Carslake, Senior Leturer in Equine Medicine, Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital, University of Liverpool 

Neil Coster, Director of Studies, Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries, University of Liverpool 

Alex Kidson, former Curator of British Art, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 

Catherine McGowan, Head of Department of Equine Clinical Science, University of Liverpool 

Fee: £12 per individual evening (or £20 if you book both evenings)

To reserve your place, visit www.liverpool.ac.uk/continuing-education/ and click 'browse and book course' and choose 'Special Events'