Grand National Preview
The Grand National is widely considered to be the greatest event in the yearly horse racing betting calendar and for good reason. There is so much history behind the April showpiece, which takes place at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool. The 2019 edition of the Grand National itself promises to be one of the biggest ever and each trainer will be getting their leading horses ready for the big showpiece on Saturday 6th April at 5:15pm.
Grand National Betting and Odds
Here at Bet UK, we will have plenty of Grand National betting markets in the lead up to the event. For the big race, you will be able to bet on which horse you believe will win the race with competitive odds. As well as this, you will be able to back your preferred horse each way, ensuring a return if your selection places. Forecast betting for the Grand National will also be available, in addition to SP betting on the favourite and 2nd favourite among other markets.
Grand National Festival Betting
The Grand National 2019 festival will have plenty of action with 3 days of world-class horse racing taking place that is not to be missed. The best horses and jockeys will make their way to Aintree for the festival in the home of either making a name for themselves or cementing their legacy.
Grand National History
The Grand National is an incredibly famous National Hunt horse race that was first held way back in 1839, with the horses jumping over 30 fences across 2 laps of the course. In total, they will travel over 4 miles before reaching the finish line. With relatively small beginnings, the Grand National has now become a worldwide phenomenon with a staggering prize fund of over £1 million.
Grand National Winners
2018 saw the race won by Tiger Roll ridden by Davy Russell and trained by Gordon Elliot. The Irish horse held off a late challenge from Pleasant Company to win the illustrious race by a photo finish. In terms of famous past winners, the first official victor was Lottery back in 1839, a horse ridden by the jockey Jem Mason. Fast forwarding to the 1970s and it was Red Rum who became immortalised with 3 Grand National wins in 1973, 1974 and 1977. In more recent times, winners have included Ballabriggs, Many Clouds, Rule The World and One For Arthur.
Horse Racing Betting
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