Grand National takes place this weekend

By Liam Coleman

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Grand National: which of the 40 runners and riders will emerge victorious?
Grand National: which of the 40 runners and riders will emerge victorious?

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The eyes of the horse racing world will be on Aintree for one of the world's most famous races, but that's not the only sport to be showing in the pub this weekend.

Rugby union: Bath v Leicester (Saturday, 2pm) - BT Sport 3

This weekend sees two of the rugby union premiership's showpiece events take place back to back. First up, Bath will hope to resurrect their pursuit of an end-of-season play-off spot when they take on Leicester at Twickenham.

Rugby union: Saracens v Harlequins (Saturday, 4.30pm) - BT Sport 3

After we've seen Bath play a 'home' game at Twickenham, we will see Saracens play a 'home' game at Wembley Stadium. There will be a short gap between this and the preceding match, so make sure a plan is in place to keep customers entertained and interested between matches to make them more likely to stay for both games.

Horse racing: The Grand National (Saturday, 5.15pm) - ITV

One of the most iconic horse races in the world. If you've organised a sweepstake​ in the pub, make sure you have the race turned up to capitalise on the atmosphere in one of the most frenetic races of the year.

Football: Bournemouth v Chelsea (Saturday, 5.30pm) - BT Sport 1

Chelsea will hope to edge one step closer to the title by securing three points on the south coast. With 38% of people choosing to stay in the pub after a sporting event, this game is a chance to make your pub the venue of choice for a lucrative Saturday night's trade.

Golf: The Masters (Saturday, 7pm and Sunday, 6pm) - Sky Sports 4 & BBC 2

Following on from iconic horse racing at Aintree, this weekend sees classic golf in Augusta. The Masters could prove as unpredictable as ever, but its setting in America always lends itself perfectly to UK pubgoers because of the time difference.

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