The Grand National is a National Hunt horse race held annually at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England. First run in , it is a handicap steeplechase Sponsor : Randox Health. Betting, odds and tips for winning on the Grand National History has been written about the legendary runners and riders who have triumphed in the Grand National, each of them demonstrating that. Hedgehunter , who would go on to win in , fell at the last while leading. ADD TO BETTING SLIP. Retrieved 23 April Smart — no jeans or trainers Hospitality opens three hours prior to first race and closes one hour after the last race. Grand National Day 8th April In the 70 races of the post-war era excluding the void race in , the favourite or joint-favourite have only won the race nine times in , , , , , , , and , and have failed to complete the course in 37 Nationals. Football Betting Betting Home Virtual Sports Mayweather v McGregor. Obviously you're free to split the winnings how you wish,but make sure all the money is paid out in prizes. Further changes in set-up and procedure allow vets to treat horses more rapidly and in better surroundings. Since , women have ridden in 20 Grand Nationals. News Could There Be A First Welsh Winner This Century? Those that do in the modern era are most usually talented young riders who are often close to turning professional. The s were mixed years for the Grand National. List of Grand National winners.