Grand National Steeplechase

The Grand National Steeplechase is the most prestigious handicap race in national hunt racing. The event is run as the feature race of the 3rd day of the annual Aintree Festival, and is one of the biggest betting events in the United Kingdom, with millions of people around the world placing bets on the race.

The Grand National is one of the longest races in national hunt racing, covering a distance of 4 miles 4 furlongs over the Grand National track at Aintree Racecourse. The race is notoriously tough and dangerous, with entries required to clear 30 spruce covered fences on the way to the finishing post.

The prize money offered for the Grand National is close to £1 million, making it the richest national hunt race in the United Kingdom. While the race has a rich heritage, and is one of the most coveted prizes in the sport, entries tend to be of relatively mediocre quality, and Grade 1 winners rarely participate in the race due to high probability of racehorse injury.

Aintree - Aintree
Crabbie's Grand National Chase (Grade 3 Handicap) (Class 1) - 16:15
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Teaforthree 10 10 12 10 10 11 10 12
Double Seven 11 10 14 10 10 11 11 15
Long Run 12 14 12 14 14 16 16 16
Balthazar King 14 16 14 16 18 18 16 19
The Package 18 16 14 18 16 18 18 21
Rocky Creek 16 16 18 20 18 18 16 19
Monbeg Dude 20 16 16 18 16 20 20 19
Big Shu 20 16 16 16 16 20 20 22
Burton Port 20 14 18 20 20 16 20 19
Triolo D'alene 16 16 16 18 22 16 22 23
Tidal Bay 16 16 20 20 16 16 18 22
Prince De Beauchene 20 20 22 20 16 18 20 25
Shakalakaboomboom 25 20 25 20 20 22 20 28
The Rainbow Hunter 28 25 25 25 25 28 28 33
Mr Moonshine 20 22 28 33 25 28 25 49
Alvarado 33 33 25 33 33 33 33 41
Pineau De Re 33 25 28 33 28 25 25 33
Lion Na Bearnai 40 33 33 25 33 33 40 49
Chance du Roy 33 33 33 33 33 33 25 49
Quito De La Roque 40 33 40 50 50 40 50 49
Walkon 33 40 33 40 50 33 40 64
Our Father 50 33 40 33 33 40 33 74
Battle Group 40 40 40 40 50 40 50 59
Mountainous 50 40 40 50 50 40 50 69
One In A Milan 50 40 50 40 40 50 40 74
Colbert Station 33 40 50 33 50 33 50 74
Raz De Maree 66 50 50 50 66 40 40 69
Across The Bay 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 89
Hawkes Point 50 40 50 50 40 40 50 79
Rose Of The Moon 66 66 50 66 50 50 50 89
Hunt Ball 50 66 50 66 66 50 66 74
Vintage Star 66 66 50 50 40 50 50 99
Vesper Bell 80 66 50 66 80 40 50 84
Last Time D'albain 66 50 66 50 33 50 40 74
Buckers Bridge 80 66 66 66 66 66 66 129
Wayward Prince 66 66 80 66 66 66 66 119
Swing Bill 66 66 80 66 66 66 66 149
Twirling Magnet 100 80 80 80 80 80 66 169
Golan Way 100 100 100 100 100 100 66 199
Kruzhlinin 125 100 100 100 100 100 100 249
Goonyella NR - - - - - - -
Minella For Value NR - - - - - - -
Night In Milan NR - - - - - - -
Soll NR - - - - - - -

Grand National Betting & Trends

Weight: Weight has a significant impact on this arduous race. Only two winners in the last decade have carried 11 stone or more, while the majority of winners in the same period have been weighted between 10st 5 lbs and 10st 12 lbs.

Age: Experience counts in the Grand National, and most winners fall in the 9- to 12-year-old age range. Only 2 racehorses outside this age range have won the Grand National in the past 20 years.

Odds: The Grand National is something of a lottery with winners pricing anywhere from 7/1 to 100/1. It is notable that all four favourites that won the race in the past two decades started the race priced at 7/1. The majority of race winners are priced 20/1 or lower.

Jockey: Ruby Walsh has won the Grand National twice since 2000.

Trainer: Nigel Twiston Davies has fielded two Grand National winners since 1998.

Grand National Tip: With a large field, horses of variable quality and the impact of the notorious Aintree fences at play, predicting the winner of this race is like betting on the lottery. A spread of each-way bets on entries priced under 20/1 is one tactic that can pay dividends, but a lay bet on the favourite seems the best option in a race where so much can, and does, go wrong.

Grand National Winners

The Grand National has blooded a number of the greatest champions in the history of national hunt racing. Legendary winners include Golden Miller, the only horse to win both the Grand National and the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and three times winner, Red Rum, who won the race despite suffering from an incurable bone disease in his foot.