The 2018 Grand National will take place at
Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, on Saturday 14th April and like the 2017 renewal, will be sponsored by Randox Health. The 2017 renewal – shown on ITV – achieved a 62 per cent peak share of TV viewers, equalling the modern record for a commercial TV station, and over 8 million people watched Scottish-trained One For Arthur take the prize under Derek Fox for Lucinda Russell.
The racing at Aintree begins on Thursday – otherwise known as Grand Opening Day – while Friday is
Ladies Day. Up to 40 horses line up in the Grand National on Saturday, a race which has seen a number of upsets since it was first run in 1839, when aptly won by a horse called Lottery. As recently as 2009, Mon Mome landed odds of 100/1, the same price as Foinavon who, in 1967, benefitted after the rest of the field fell, refused or were hampered or brought down in a mêlée at the 23rd fence. Since 1984, that obstacle has been known as the Foinavon jump one of 30 Fences that the horses must successfully navigate over the Grand National race distance of four miles and 514 yards.
Whether you back a horse because of its
Grand National odds, the colour of the jockey’s silks, or because of the horse’s name, everyone has a chance of betting on the winner of the historic race. Look around these pages to get the lowdown on the Grand National Runners and riders, to get Grand National Free Bets, or to get the best Timeform Grand National Tips and Latest News ahead of the 2018 Grand National. You can also to find out where to buy Grand National tickets, how to get to Aintree racecourse and the best places in Liverpool to stay.
Which horse will win the 2018 Grand National? Check out the Timeform Runner Guide
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