The action returns to High Easter racecourse on Saturday, April 13, with the buzz of seven live races and the screening of the Grand National.

The Puckeridge and Essex meeting at High Easter will start with its first race at 1pm, ensuring spectators don't miss a beat of the heart-racing hurdles.

The Grand National at Aintree starts at 4pm, and will be televised live on a large screen.

Spectators will enjoy an activity-packed afternoon, with a break after the fifth point-to-point race to broadcast the iconic race.

The racecourse will take on an exciting country show atmosphere with a parade of retired racehorses organised by the Retraining of Racehorses charity.

The site will feature a variety of trade stands, catering outlets, a beer tent and a giant funfair for all to enjoy.

Following last month's event, all bends and plain fences at High Easter have been moved to fresh ground.

The highlight of the day is the Ladies Open race where the winning connections will receive the prestigious Warwick Vase.

The Turner family from Ampton near Bury St Edmunds are veterans in claiming this prize and are expected to have a strong representative among the entries.

The concluding Members’ race, traditionally targeted by trainer Nigel Padfield, promises to be an exciting showdown.

Padfield's horses have clinched the prize multiple times in the past and Padfield, who resides less than 20 miles from the racecourse, will undoubtedly have a strong contender in the race.

Gates open at 11am with adult admission priced at £15.

Entry for children aged 15 and under is free, and dog owners are welcome, provided their pets are on short leads.

High Easter racecourse is located eight miles west of Chelmsford, offering a picturesque setting south of the village of High Easter (Sat Nav postcode: CM1 4QL).