This year's Crabbie’s Grand National Festival has seen the launch of an app that allows racegoers to get an in-seat service for their food and drinks using their smartphones, instead of having to wait in a long queue at the Aintree course.

The Grand National Fast Track app marks the Aintree racecourse as the first in the country to offer the service. The app has been developed for Jockey Club Catering by BPL Digital (Bar Pass Limited), which is part of PayPal's and Braintree’s Start Tank to support start-ups.

Image credit: Flickr/Singh
Image credit: Flickr/Singh

The app allows users to view a menu, place orders and then pay. Users can click to collect their drinks and food from one of four locations around the grounds, or have their orders delivered right to their seats in the Lord Sefton and Earl of Derby premium stands.

To mark the app going live, PayPal and Jockey Club Catering are offering £5 off the first 1,000 orders each day when users pay with PayPal.

The app can be downloaded from both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Braintree is a payments platform that was started up in 2010, it was then acquired by PayPal in 2013.