P469 ORACLE 469 Sat 4 Apr ITV 2003:50  1/3 AMERICAN EXPRESS SPORTS DIARY     APRIL 1981  THE SUN GRAND NATIONAL - at Aintree Since 1837 the Grand National has risen to its present status of being the World's greatest and most coveted steeplechase. The distance of the course is about 4 miles 856 yards with 30 fences ranging from 4g6" to 5'2". Racing starts at approx. 2pm, with the Sun Grand National race at about 3.20pm The last race is at 5N05pm. Aintree Racecourse is just 1 mile off the M57 which in turn links up with the M62 and M6.British Rail operate special excursion trains. Call 051 523 2600 for price details and other information. 
P469 ORACLE 469 Sat 4 Apr ITV 2001:03  2/3 AMERICAN EXPRESS SPORT DIARY        APRIL 1981  Once again Oxford, the reigning champions, (winning 5 times in a row) meet Cambridge for the University Boat Race at the River Thames (Putney/ Mortlake) on April 4. The race starts at 1.00pm. This year, for the first time ever, Oxford will have a female Cox - Sue Brown. Viewing is free and promises to be an exciting day out. 
P469 ORACLE 469 Sat 4 Apr ITV 2010:13  3/3 AMERICAN EXPRESS SPORT DIARY     APRIL 1981  BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS 9 April / - Dressage 9.30alL4.30pm 10 April 11 April - Cross Country approx. at noon 12 April - Show Jumping Ticket Availability: apply to Box Office, Badlhnton Horse Trials, Badminton, Avon GL9 1DF - Tel: Evesham (0386) 881336 