Canal Turn

This is the famous "Canal Turn" on the Aintree racecourse and not a canal feature.
Aintree Village L10 8LS, United Kingdom
 
Canal Turn is a minor waterways place on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) between Stanley Dock Cut Junction (8 miles and 4 furlongs to the southwest) and Lathom Junction (Junction with Leeds and Liverpool - Rufford Branch) (15 miles and 4 furlongs to the northeast).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Stanley Dock Cut Junction is Blue Anchor Bridge No 8 (Aintree Race Course); 3¼ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Lathom Junction is Aintree Winding Hole; ¼ furlongs away.

Mooring here is unrated

Places of interest within 1 mile and to which this is the nearest place: Mainline railway stations (5¼ furlongs away); Lloyds Bank cashpoints (ATM machines) (2 miles and 3¼ furlongs away)

You can wind here.

Copy Bridge No 71 mile, 4¾ furlongs
Dunnings Bridge No 107A1 mile, 3¼ furlongs
Old Roan Railway Bridge No 7C1 mile, ¾ furlongs
Old Roan Bridge No 7D1 mile, ½ furlongs
Blue Anchor Bridge No 83¼ furlongs
Canal Turn
Aintree Winding Hole¼ furlongs
Hancock's Swing Bridge No 91¾ furlongs
Hancock's Pipe Bridges2 furlongs
Alt Aqueduct No 63 furlongs
M57 Viaduct5¾ furlongs
 

Copyright: David Tunbridge
Taken: 9 May 2006

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Nearest water point

Maghull Hall Swing Bridge No 12 — 2 miles, 5½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Dicconson's Bridge No 17 — 4 miles, 4¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Litherland Bridge No 2J — 4 miles, 6½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Salthouse Dock — 10 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Stanley Dock Cut Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Stanley Dock Branch) to Stanley Dock, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Liverpool Link) to Salthouse Dock
Burscough Bridge Wharf — 14 miles, 5¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 19 miles, 3½ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station

Nearest rubbish disposal

Burscough Bridge Wharf — 14 miles, 5¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Moss Bridge No 35 — 16 miles, 3¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 19 miles, 3½ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Litherland Bridge No 2J — 4 miles, 6½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Salthouse Dock — 10 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Stanley Dock Cut Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Stanley Dock Branch) to Stanley Dock, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Liverpool Link) to Salthouse Dock
Burscough Bridge Wharf — 14 miles, 5¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 19 miles, 3½ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station

Nearest place to turn

Aintree Winding Hole — ¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Melling Winding Hole — 1 mile, 5½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Ford Winding Hole — 3 miles, 4 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Litherland Winding Hole — 4 miles, 1½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Lydiate Winding Hole — 4 miles, 3½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Jackson's Bridge Farm Winding Hole — 5 miles, 3½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Bootle Winding Hole — 5 miles, 7¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Downholland Winding Hole — 6 miles, 3½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Stanley Dock Cut Junction — 8 miles, 4 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Halsall Hill Bridge Winding Hole — 8 miles, 7¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Liverpool — 9 miles away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Halsall Warehouse Bridge Winding Hole — 9 miles, 2½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Scarisbrick Winding Hole — 10 miles, 6¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Stanley Dock — 8 miles, 6 furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Stanley Dock Cut Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Stanley Dock Branch) to Stanley Dock
Great Score Winding Hole — 13 miles, 2¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Salthouse Dock — 10 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Stanley Dock Cut Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Stanley Dock Branch) to Stanley Dock, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Liverpool Link) to Salthouse Dock
Lathom Junction — 15 miles, 4 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Parbold Spur — 18 miles, 4¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Marsh Meadow Winding Hole — 18 miles, ¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Marsh Meadow Winding Hole
Fettlers Wharf Marina — 18 miles, 3½ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Fettlers Wharf Marina

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Litherland Bridge No 2J — 4 miles, 6½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 19 miles, 3½ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Scarisbrick Marina — 10 miles, 6 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Salthouse Dock — 10 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Stanley Dock Cut Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Stanley Dock Branch) to Stanley Dock, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Liverpool Link) to Salthouse Dock
 

Wikipedia has a page about Canal Turn

The Canal Turn is a fence on Aintree Racecourse's National Course and thus is jumped during the Grand National steeplechase which is held annually at the racecourse, located near Liverpool, England. Named for the Leeds & Liverpool Canal which passes alongside the racecourse at this point, it is jumped twice during the race, as the eighth and 24th fences.

The fence is notable for the sharp left turn that the runners have to take as soon as they have negotiated the fence. The turn is almost 90 degrees and it is not uncommon for jockeys to become unbalanced as they change course; unseatings and falls are common. Seven equine fatalities have been recorded at the Canal Turn in Grand Nationals since the race was first run officially in 1839; the most recent death was that of The Last Fling in 2002.

The Canal Turn has been the scene of a number of incidents that have had a major impact upon the outcome of the Grand National. In 1928, the favourite and top-weight Easter Hero refused at the ditch which at the time preceded the fence (this was filled in following the race). This refusal took out 20 horses. By the end of the first circuit only six horses remained in the field. By the final fence just two remained. Billy Barton fell at the last, leaving the 100/1 outsider Tipperary Tim to finish alone. Billy Barton was, however, remounted to pick up the second-place prize money.

In the 2001 Grand National the riderless Paddy's Return ran in front of the field as they approached the fence. This caused a number of horses to be stopped in their tracks or brought down. In total nine horses in the field were taken out of the race at the Canal Turn, including Amberleigh House, who went on to win the National in 2004. On the final lap Paddy's Return again ran across the fence, but this time Red Marauder, the eventual winner, and Smarty, who eventually took second, avoided the loose horse.

The 2015 Grand National saw the fence bypassed for the first time on the final lap as vets treated Balthazar King, who was injured in a fall on the first lap.

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