5 of the best Grand National gadgets

Your horse might fall at the first fence, but these are dead certs for your horse racing gadget bag

Leica Ultravid HD 32

£1390, www.leica-camera.com

Keep your eyes on every inch of the four-and-a half mile racetrack at Aintree with these lightweight Leica binoculars in classic black leather trim. Also handy for spotting spectators stumbling around the grounds in stilettos.

Fujifilm Finepix X100

£1000, www.fujifilm.com

This high-end retro compact will transport you to the Grand National circa 1950, courtesy of the push on lens cap, leather ever-ready case and self-timer-styled viewfinder. The 2.8 inch LCD and 12.3 megapixels ensure a vintage photo finish – if you can get your hands on one, that is. Read our review.


Pure PocketDAB 1500

£90, www.pure.com

Trackside is all well and good, but it can make a punter thirsty. Take up your position in the drinks marquee without missing any of the 30 testing fence jumps around the track with this DAB radio that’ll fit discretely in the breast pocket of your blazer.

Pantone Folding Chair in Cool Grey by Seletti

£50, www.heals.co.uk

Pantone says this shade of Cool Grey represents balance and perception – you never know, it might be your lucky day. Sit back in this aluminium and PVC folding chair and smugly watch the promising longshot cruise into the lead.

Paul Smith ‘Mini on Location’ Billfold Wallet

£150, www.paulsmith.co.uk

Planning to win big? The only thing worse than rubbing it in your mates’ faces is looking shabby when it’s time to collect. Remember to get it out again to buy the first round.

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