At 4:15 pm today we have the Grand National Steeplechase. The race that dates back to 1839 takes place on a 4 miles and 4 furlongs long course. The horses encounter 16 different fences with varying degrees of height and width. Riders must navigate two circuits of the course (missing out fences 15 & 16 on the second circuit) before turning for the home straight which is the longest run-in of any UK racecourse..
Every year I just love the ads for it.
We’ll watch that and then head over to the boat race. Oxford vs. Cambridge. That starts at 5:50 pm.
In the last 3 weeks I have been running by Putney bridge and Bishops park and I have been watching them train. Pretty impressive. Cambridge has won it 81 times and Oxford 78. I am rooting for Cambridge. Don’t know why, I always pick them. Cambridge always seem nicer and less arrogant than Oxford. Of course, all week the weather was sunny and warm. Today, cold and rainy. Doesn’t matter, I still want to go.
Their promo is not as fun as the Steeplechase but still interesting.
With so much sports to watch today I better hit the showers!