2018 Grand national tips and main information

The Grand National is one of the most famous horses’ races in the world. It carries a purse of £1m and is the most valuable jump race in Europe.It is the one event in the year that inspires almost every person in the country to have a punt for fun. With three full days of racing leading up to the main event, read up on the history of the competition and get ahead before this year’s meet  

The Grand National is one of the jewels in the British sporting calendar. This year’s festival will be held at Aintree Racecourse from Thursday 12th April until Saturday 14th April.The main event will take place at 5:15pm on the Saturday and is expected to be watched by around 500m people in over 140 different countries around the world.

A grand day out: Planning your Grand National excursion

The Grand National is one of the toughest and most popular horse racing events of the year, with more than 600 million viewers tuning in to watch the televised event.

Grand National Runners

The most legendary Grand National runners

The Grand National has showcased many legendary horse and jockey teams throughout history. Victories snatched at the last second, outsiders surprising the nation – there is rarely a sure thing at the National.

Grand National day out

Betting tips and advice for the Grand National

The Grand National is the most watched horse race of the year, with millions tuning in to see who the latest winner will be.

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The complete Grand Nationals winners list

The Grand National has been run almost every year since the first race in 1839, with every rider eager to make their way onto the prestigious winners list.

What is the dress code for the Grand National?

Prestigious horse racing events are often as much about style as they are about the racing. Ladies and gentlemen alike often don their best and most glamorous outfits for a day at the races and the Grand National is no exception.

The Grand National’s most infamous fences

The four mile, three-and-a-half-furlong Grand National race is often billed as the ultimate test of horse and rider due to the difficulty of the course.


The complete Grand National winners list

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The Grand National has been run almost every year since the first race in 1839, with every rider eager to make their way onto the prestigious winners list. The only...
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Betting tips and advice for the Grand National 2018

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Get all the Grand National tips for 2018! The 2018 Grand National is nearly upon us. It is one of the most prominent sporting events of the entire year. And...
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Grand National Runners List 2018

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There’s no other race in the calendar quite like the Grand National. The renewal, run over 4m2f at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, is one of Britain’s sporting crown jewels and…


A history of female jockeys in the Grand National

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Horse racing is one of a still very limited number of sports where men and women are able to compete against each other on a level playing field. Since the...

Grand National 2018 betting guide and tips

Whether you’re a first time punter or an experienced bettor, putting a bet on the 2018 Grand National is simple and easy. Just head to the Ladbrokes Sportsbook, select your horse and add to your bet slip!Then you can choose to bet on a win single or each-way (this means you receive a win if your horse finishes in the places!)

But how will you choose your horse? Well, people have plenty of different methods for selecting a Grand National winner.Price, jockey, trainer, form, silk colour and horse name all come into the reckoning when it boils down to selecting your Grand National horse.Here are a few handy statistics to help you choose your 2018 runner:

  • Only two Grand National winners since 1999 have returned a price of 9/1 or shorter.
  • Favourites rarely win. Only five SP favourites have prevailed since 1982.
  • Trevor Hemmings is the joint-leading owner in Grand National history with three successes.
  • Jockey Richard Johnson has ridden 20 horses without success in the National.

Total Recall and Blaklion are the joint-favourites for the renewal. Anibale Fly, The Last Samuri and 2017 runner-up Cause of Causes are considered next best in the ante-post market.

Head to Ladbrokes for all of your latest Grand National betting odds