Tag: Grand National

Grand National 2020: ones to watch so far

The Randox Health Grand National is arguably the meet that the nation gets most excited about. Hosted at Aintree on Saturday 4th April, the so-called “ultimate test of horse and rider” because of its large fences and four-mile plus distance, the Grand National churns out a staggering £1 million prize fund. Regardless of betting experience, […]

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Tiger Roll’s third straight Grand National win in doubt

Gordon Elliott’s Tiger Roll has won back to back Grand National races but the 2020 edition of the race is in doubt for the two-time winner. Tiger Roll’s participation has been called into uncertainty for the legendary horse race after he was given top weight in the build-up to the Grand National. Can the two-time […]

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Tiger Roll Sets His Sights on Historic Third Grand National

“Aintree Racecourse” by Paul (CC BY-SA 2.0) The news that horse racing fans in the UK have been waiting for has finally been confirmed. Tiger Roll will remain in training for the 2019/20 season and most importantly of all, his main aim of the season will be the Aintree Grand National once again. The horse […]

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Tiger Roll Set To Go Off As One Of Shorted Priced Grand National Favourites Eve

Tiger Roll will bid to become the first horse since Red Rum in 1974 to win back-to-back Grand Nationals at Aintree when he lines up in the world’s most famous steeplechase next month. Last year’s winner is now as short as +300 in the betting on the latest renewal which means he could be set […]

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Four 2019 Grand National Hopefuls That Skipped The Cheltenham Festival

“Aintree Racecourse” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Mick Roche Two of the first four horses home in last year’s Grand National ran at Cheltenham a month before the big race at Aintree. This time around, those who went to the Festival have one week less of recovery time. While that fact hasn’t stopped bookmakers from having the likes of […]

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The 3 Best Victories in the Grand National

The Grand National is considered by some racing fans to be the most prestigious race in the horse racing calendar. The race has seen horses become legends at Aintree, while some of the most memorable moments in horse racing stem from this race. Taking a look at the odds for the Grand National horse racing […]

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See every Grand National horse of the last 50 years race each other on the same track

This is really nice unlike any of the promos we usually see in the run up the big racing event. To coincide with this year’s Grand National, Bet Victor have created an animated Aintree racecourse containing all (yes, all) of the 1,900 runners of the last 50 years. So if like many people on National […]

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Trainers of the key contenders in the 2018 Grand National

The 2018 running of the Grand National takes place on Saturday 14th April with many people looking ahead to the race and the best bets for the Grand National. Considering the race is ran over 4 miles 514 yards and the testing Aintree fences it provides a gruelling test for both horse and rider which is why […]

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Will Cheltenham Rigours Affect Grand National Hopefuls?

Cheltenham Festival is in the book and has provided great entertainment as well as some surprise results in the big events. Native River took the major prize from the Festival, delivering a brilliant performance in the Cheltenham Gold Cup to beat out the favourite Might Bite. The duel between the two horses was the highlight […]

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Blaklion and Total Recall shaping up for Grand National Showdown

Blaklion and Total Recall shaping up for Grand National Showdown Horse racing can be a curious sport: fans and punters love to see an all-conquering favourite win time and time again, yet they also like to see great horses toppled by upstart rivals. For example, everyone knows that Kauto Star’s legacy was enriched due to […]

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The Grand National is arguably the biggest race in the UK

The Grand National is arguably the biggest race of the racing calendar in the UK and it is expected that over £250 million will be placed on bets for the race. A maximum of forty horses will be allowed to compete and the current favourite for the Grand National 2018 is Blaklion, who finished in […]

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Native Rise Must Improve on the Big Stage to Win Grand National

Source: Jimbo_JumpsMan via Twitter One for Arthur’s injury has opened up the 2018 Grand National for the rest of the field. Native River is one of the horses that will be aiming to capitalise on his absence from Aintree in April. The Irish horse did not compete at the National last season, but was present […]

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One For Arthur springs another Grand National surprise

Source: ITV Racing via Twitter One For Arthur put himself into the history books with an outstanding run to win the 2017 Grand National. The bay gelding was considered among the leading contenders for the crown, but some way off the favourite for the race, Blaklion. However, the Irish horse left his rivals in his dust […]

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