The Grand National

Grand National Festival Jump

Grand National Event 2020

This horse racing spectacle takes place next on the 4th – 6th April 2019. The first Grand National Event ran in February 1839 and consisted of 2 laps over a handicap steeplechase totalling 4 miles or 514 yards, with a total of 30 fences to jump.

Winning the first Grand National was a horse by the name of Lottery, the fences across the course back then were made of stone and part of the course was made up of land that had been freshly ploughed. Lottery ran across the finish line at an almost respectable 5/1 favourite.

The Grand National has seen some great runners over the decades, one of the most successful and famous is Red Rum. Red Rum recorded three victories placing him within the record books.

The race has made some historical figures a lot of cash too. One worthy of note, is a man by the name of Edward Studd. Back in 1866, Edward placed a £1000 bet on a 40/1 horse named Salamander. The £40,000 winnings would equate to around £3 million in today’s world of money. In lesser historical times Joe ‘Mincemeat’ Griffin walked away with £100,000 in prize winnings after placing a good sum on Early Mist, a tip given to him by Vincent O’Brien.

Some of the best outsiders that have come in at the National include several 100/1’s - Mon Mome in 2009, and just a handful of others that date back to the 1920’s.

For more Grant National 2019 predictions check out:
The Ultimate 2019 Grand National Runner Guide

Grand National Betting

Same rules apply when placing a bet at The Grand National, in terms of places (win or each way). Just like on a usual Aintree race day, you’ll find the same opportunities to get your bets on at The Grand National too.

Totepools are located throughout the course, bookmakers occupy the betting ring and Aintree homes a racecourse betting shop too. So, you don’t have to miss out on any other races occurring on the same day.

Last years Grand National Winner:

Tiger Roll

Grand National Tips

We’ll place our Grand National betting tips here, so remember to check back closer the time:

-

So, don’t miss out on a bet for The National and who knows! You too may become one of the lucky punters who was scooped a small fortune over the years. Like when Mike Futter, from Blackpool, reportedly scooped over £1 million back in 2003. It’s been reported Mike and his co-owners placed numerous bets; £5,000 each-way bets at 33-1 and several at £10,000 each-way at 20-1.

If you’re not fortunate enough to be able to spread several bets across The National, like Mike was. Then don’t forget about the 100-1 shots. Mon Mome’s 2009 victory got a few lucky punters substantial winnings at these great odds.

The Grand National is truly a great horse racing event that has tipsters and odds playing out in the lead with dramatic effect.

⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
Open account offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus

Tickets for The Grand National

Tickets are available from £27 and can go up to £109, depending on where you want to watch the event take place from:

EnclosurePrice
Steeplechase Enclosure£27.00
West Tip Seats£79.00
Lord Daresbury Roof£109.00
Earl of Derby Terrace£90.00
Lord Sefton Terrace£90.00

What Time Does the Grand National Start?

Start times have varied in recent years, so do check back. Last year’s Grand National, 2019, started at 5.15pm. It is attempting to remain at a consistent 5 pm start but this is dependent on TV audiences more than anything. If with over 40 countries tuning it’s the local audience who is moving away to other sports, hence the start time for The National remaining dynamic.

Grand National Prize Money

The 2017 Grand National had a prize fund of £1 million, making it one of Europe’s most valuable horse race events.

In terms of prize money allocation:

  1. £561,300
  2. £211,100
  3. £105,500
  4. £52,700
  5. £26,500
  6. £13,200
  7. £6,800
  8. £3,600
  9. £2,000
  10. £1,000

Where Does the Grand National Take Place?

The Grand National takes place at Aintree Race Course. Check out our Aintree Race Course page for location details, just follow the link.

Grand National Event Itinerary

Each day there’ll be 7 races, consisting of novice hurdles and chases. Closer to the event we’ll have the full rundown, along with tips and odds for each day.

Day 1, 4th April: Grand National Thursday; A day for champions, a unique day of high-class horse racing across a course designed for the best jump racing in the country. The day offers two G1 races and two G1 races for novices.

Day 2, 5th April: Ladies Day; Along with top-class racing, competition stakes are raised by the fashionistas on the racing circuit. There’ll be an award for the most stylish and racing features include The Melling Steeple Chase, The Topham Steeple Chase and the Sefton Novices’ Hurdle.

Day 3, 6th April: Expect a full day of hurdle and chase racing preceding the major Grand National race, this usually starts at 5.15pm, though can be TV dependent.

This is arguably one of the most popular horse racing events of the year, with huge worldwide exposure. Each day is packed with racing action with bets coming in from across the globe.

⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
Open account offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus

Free Bets & Offers


😍 BATTAASH TO WIN THE KING GEORGE QATAR STAKES AT 40/1!!! 😍
18+. Play Safe. New customers using EPL30. Mobile only. Applies to bets placed from 09:00 on 23rd July 2021 until 15:35 on 24th July 2021. Max £1 bet at 30/1. Returns paid as 6 x £5 free bets (30 day expiry). Player & currency restrictions & terms apply.
Claim Bonus
BET £10 ON THE 13:50 AT GOODWOOD & AND GET £10 FOR THE NEXT 6 RACES ON THE CARD + £10 FOR SATURDAY!!! 😍
Min single £10 Sportsbook bet on the 13:50 Goodwood, 30th of July ('Win or E/W' market only). £10 free bet for each of the following 6 Fri Goodwood races + £10 free bet for Sat races. Deposits using cards or Apple Pay only. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
😍 BET £10 ON THE 13:50 AT GOODWOOD & GET A £5 FREE BET FOR EVERY OTHER RACE ON THE CARD 😍
New customers only • £10 deposit using promo code • Minimum stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) • Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free bet stakes not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. withdrawal restrictions & full T&C’s apply
Claim Bonus
BET ANYTHING (5p min) & Get £30 FREE BETS! 😍
NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. 5P MINIMUM STAKE. 3 X £10 BET TOKENS. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS EXCLUDE VIRTUALS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND FURTHER T&CS APPLY. 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG
Claim Bonus
🏇🏼 BET £10 ON RACING TODAY & GET £40 IN FREE BETS FOR GLORIOUS GOODWOOD!!! 🏇🏼
New Customer Offer. Bet £10 on horse racing, between Friday 2nd of July and Sunday 1st of August — Get £40 in racing free bets. Only deposits via cards or Apple Pay will qualify. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
BET £10 ON THE FIRST RACE AT GOODWOOD & GET 6X £10 FREE BETS FOR THE REST OF THE RACES AT GOODWOOD + A £10 FREE BET FOR TOMORROW'S RACING!!!! 🏇🏇🏇
Min single £10 Sportsbook bet on the 13:50 Goodwood, 30th of July ('Win or E/W' market only). £10 free bet for each of the following 6 Fri Goodwood races + £10 free bet for Sat races. Deposits using cards or Apple Pay only. T&Cs apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus
🔵 BET £10 & GET £40 IN FREE BETS FOR GLORIOUS GOODWOOD! 🔵
New customers who register via mobile only, min £10/€10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 4x£10/€10 (30 day expiry), free bet/payment method, player/country restrictions apply
Claim Bonus
✅ BET £20 ON GLORIOUS GOODWOOD AND GET YOUR MONEY BACK IN CASH IF IT LOSES! ✅
New customers only. Deposit £20 using Debit Card or Trustly. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
😍 BET £20 & GET £40 IN FREE BETS FOR GLORIOUS GOODWOOD! 😍
New users only. Min deposit £20. Place qualifying bets of £20 in first 7 days after deposit to unlock free bets. Free bets rewarded as 4 equal free bets that total £40. Min odds 1/1, 3+ legs & expire in 7 days. Winnings credited in cash. Full T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🤩 Bet £10 & get £20 in FREE BETS for Glorious Goodwood🤩
New customers only, min deposit and bet £10 (£20 if E/W bet) from Debit card only. Paypal not accepted. Min odds evens (1/5 per multi selection). 2x £10 Free Bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned, no cash out. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🙌 Bet £10, Get £20 in FREE BETS for Glorious Goodwood! 🙌
New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits for Glorious Goodwood⚡️
Open account offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
📲 BET £10 & GET £30 IN FREE BETS FOR GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 📲
New 18+ UK customers only. Bets placed and settled within promo period 00:00 30/05/21 – 23:59 11/07/21.Register using the promo code ‘EURO40’, deposit and place first bet of £10 on Football (Evens+) in one bet transaction. £40 in Free Bets credited within 10 hours of bet settlement and expire after 7 days. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Full T&Cs Apply.
Claim Bonus
BET £10 & GET A £10 FREE BET FOR GLORIOUS GOODWOOD! 💪
New UK customers only. £10 Min Deposit. 100% matched free bet on your first deposit of £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bets. Debit Card deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Full Terms apply. 18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & get £30 in bonuses! 🌟
18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Claim Bonus
🔥 BET £10 & GET £15 IN FREE BETS 🔥
18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit,: £10, max £15 free bet valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. begambleaware.org.
Claim Bonus