Grand National Betting

The Aintree Grand National is possibly one of the most famous horse races in the world. Scheduled to take place at Aintree racecourse in April of each year, the race takes in the longest distance of any UK horse race and some of the biggest and most recognisable chase fences worldwide.

Here at Bet UK, we have all the Grand National odds and ante-post betting options available for the event. Although many names from the list of predicted Grand National runners will potentially change in the build-up to the big race itself, many runners have this as their overall season goal, so they'll most likely feature here.

Grand National Latest Betting Odds

The Grand National odds are available to the public months in advance. The odds for the race next year are sometimes published just after the previous race has finished, which can feature the current winner and each way finishers.

When sportsbooks select the Grand National odds, many factors are taken into account, including their performance in The Grand National in recent years and how they've performed in other races in the build-up to the 2024 Grand National, including contests such as Welsh National and Scottish National and the Cheltenham Festival.

When it comes to the race itself, BetUK will have all the live odds available in the build-up. Bettors will be able to see horses with higher odds in ante post odds and place their win, and each way, bet months before the 2024 Grand National.

As it stands, the Grand National odds favour the 2023 winner Corach Rambler, who will look to replicate the legendary Tiger Roll by winning back to back Grand National events. Last year's runner-up at 20/1 - Vanillier sits as one of the Rambler's biggest challengers sitting at odds of 9/1 at the time of writing. However, after a fantastic run at Fairyhouse in February, some are wondering if it is the year of I Am Maximus who bested Vanillier by 14 lengths in the Grade 3 Bobbyjo Chase.

Interestingly enough, Corach Rambler hasn't won a race since last years National but how often do we see good horses turn into great horses on the big stage, in-fact the horses every win since has come at either the Cheltenham or Grand National festivals, so if there is a question of which horse loves the big occasion, it's Corach Rambler.

Bet on The Grand National 2024

Bettors who choose to place their Grand National bets at Bet UK after browsing our horse racing betting odds can also view a live stream directly on the betting page. So after you've placed your bets on our page on race day, the stream will start just before the runners head to post. You'll then be able to watch the race live from start to finish.

Some of the runners who head to the race will be familiar to those who have recently seen action at the Cheltenham Festival taking part in the race, such as last years winner Corach Rambler, and Noble Yeats noted on the cards.

If you're looking for past race winners to potentially give you an insight before you bet on horse racing odds, then we've listed the winners below.

Why is the Grand National popular for betting?

Tradition, longevity, legacy.

Any of the above could be claimed as the main reason behind the success and popularity of the Grand National. First held in 1839, the Grand National has become one of the biggest spectacles in the world of sport, never mind horse racing. Thousands of people, who will rarely bet on the Grand National, come together and place their bets on this one race where anything can happen. With big Grand National odds for every race, each Grand National bet has the potential to provide profitability due to the wide field. Before, social media and easy interactivity, the Grand National was seen as an opportunity for big groups to come together over the latest Grand National odds.

For those looking to place an ante-post bet, you have until Thursday April 11th before the odds for a number of grand national bets to decline. This is because the cards are confirmed and all 34 horses will be priced up as a confirmed Grand National runner instead of rumoured Grand National entries.

Grand National Winners

Winning The Grand National is a feat for many horses during their national hunt career, and following on from a win in the Cheltenham Festival, it's one of the biggest events.

Heading into the 2024 Grand National, there are many horses who have managed to win the race, but some have done so multiple times in their careers, including Tiger Roll.

Although they may have failed to win, many horses return for multiple attempts, and it's those who be mentioned in the odds as top weight. However, if you're using these winners to influence your latest bets, we've listed the most recent winner and past horses below.

Grand National Winning Runners

  • 2023 - Corach Rambler
  • 2022 - Noble Yeats
  • 2021 - Minella Times
  • 2020 - No Race Run (Virtual Race Took Place)
  • 2019 - Tiger Roll
  • 2018 - Tiger Roll
  • 2017 - One For Arthur
  • 2016 - Rule The World
  • 2015 - Many Clouds

Grand National Leading Jockey

When selecting a horse for the 2024 Grand National, one trend punters often follow is whether they have a previous winning jockey in the saddle. Often the most notable names in the Grand National betting markets will be partnered by a renowned jockey who, although well known, could be looking for what could be their first and only victory in the race.

Below, we've mentioned some of the leading names in horse racing who have recently landed a win within the race, partnering horses such as Tiger Roll and Noble Yeats.

  • 2023 - Derek Fox
  • 2022 - Mr Sam Waley-Cohen
  • 2021 - Rachael Blackmore
  • 2020 - No Winner
  • 2019 - Davy Russell
  • 2018 - Davy Russell
  • 2017 - Derek Fox
  • 2016 - David Mullins
  • 2015 - Leighton Aspell

If you're looking for Grand National betting trends to go alongside these stats, there are some jockeys who have failed to land a win in many runnings, including Tom Brien and Paul Townend. However, with Irish jockeys having strong success, they could be ones to watch.

Grand National Leading Trainer

Many trainers like to have a Grand National winner in their arsenal, and if they're able to manage those runners correctly, there is the chance they can pick up successful wins or place finishes in the race. If you're browsing the Grand National betting markets and looking for the right selection prior to race day, we've listed some of the most successful trainers in horse racing you will need to look out for.

  • 2023 - Lucinda Russell
  • 2022 - Emmet Mullins
  • 2021 - Henry De Bromhead
  • 2020 - No race held
  • 2019 - Gordon Elliott
  • 2018 - Gordon Elliott
  • 2017 - Lucinda Russell
  • 2016 - M F Moris
  • 2015 - Oliver Sherwood

From the most recent victories, it's clear to see that Irish trainers have the most success, and it's their horses who will tend to dominate the Grand National odds on race day.

Tips for the Grand National 2024

In the build-up to the race and across the entire three-day meeting at Aintree, Bet UK will have betting tips for all of the feature Group One races and, of course, the national itself. Whether you prefer waiting until the day to place your bets or looking at the ante-post markets, our tips will live in enough time for bettors to gain enough insight.

When looking at the ante post betting odds, we tend to wait until after Cheltenham to get the latest odds as a fairly stable running horse could see a major uplift or decline in form following the festival.

As it stands, the Irish trained winner of the Irish Grand National, I Am Maximus is the one to go for. Not entered into a race at the Cheltenham Festival, Willie Mullins has a focus on the Grand National and if this horse wins, it will be Mullins' second winner and first in almost 20 years. In that time, he's had 51 runners entered into the race and only six placements outside of Headhunter who won in 2005.

Grand National Qualification

When looking for horses that may compete in The Grand National 2024, bettors must be aware that they must adhere to feature in the race. The criteria are:

  • Seven-year-old and up
  • Must have started a chase race before the 22nd March in the current season
  • Placed in the first four in a chase of two miles and seven and a half furlongs or more
  • Have a rating of 125 or more by February 14th
  • Horses must have run three times or more under chase rules by February 14th.

Grand National FAQs

The Grand National is run at 5:15pm, the race will be televised on ITV4 as the main event of the Aintree Grand National Festival.

The Grand National is the longest race in UK horse racing, and the official distance is 4 miles and 2 ½ furlongs and will take in 16 fences on two laps of the course. Horses will jump the first 14 of the fences twice.

On the Aintree course, some fences stand out more than the others. The most notable fences include the Chair (only jumped once), Becher' Brook, The Canal Turn, and Foinavon.

The only horse who has won the Grand National on three occasions is Red Rum. The horse won the race in 1973, 1974, and 1977.

There are five horses that have won the race priced 100/1. The most recent of these was Mon Mome in 2009, and the first was Alcibiade in 1865.

Often in the betting, there are ranges for the number of horses, and in 1928 only two horses managed to finish the race.

The fastest horse to win The Grand National was Mr Frisk in 1980. The time was 8:47:80.

The first Grand National was held in 1839, and 30 horses took part in that race.

Thirteen jockeys have featured in the race more than 12 times but failed to win and feature in the top 3. These include Tom Scudamore, Noel Fehily, Andrew Thorton, and Stan Mellor.

Currently, Paul Townend and Sam Twiston-Davies have had the worst luck of any jockeys over the last 10 years.

When browsing the race card before The Grand National, the grey horses are normally popular with punters. However, three greys have ever won the race. These are The Lamb (1868, 1871), Nicolaus Silver (1961), and Neptune Collonges (2012).

Punters can not bet specifically on female jockeys to win the race. However, Rachel Blackmore has won this race, so punters can choose to bet on their mounts.

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