THE 2015 GRAND NATIONAL
The 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National will be the most eagerly anticipated racing event of the year. An audience of 10 million will tune in to watch the race live on Channel 4 and over 70,000 people will be at Aintree to cheer home the winner on Saturday the 11th of April. Young and old love to have a flutter on the race and experience the thrills, spills and unbeatable excitement of Grand National day.
The appeal of the Grand National lies in the difficulty of the race itself, and with such a demanding course the chances of a favourite winning are pretty slim. This makes it the perfect race for those of us who enjoy sticking a fiver on a longshot. Who hasn’t dreamed of backing a 100/1 outsider like Mon Mome or 66/1 shot like Auroras Encore?
In the last hundred years only eleven favourites have won the race – In the same time period 5 horses have returned victorious at 100/1!
Backers of last year’s winner Pineau De Re were celebrating when the 25/1 shot came in first place, narrowly beating our tips Balthazar King and Double Seven.
If you’re still looking for a horse to back this year try our guide to picking a winner. It gives you detailed trends for the race over the last 20 years, but if you prefer picking a horse by name, number or the jockey, then check out our Runners (Click Here) page.
Who will land the biggest prize in racing on April 11th 2015? A favourite or a long shot? A Champion Trainer or a small yard? Whatever the outcome, no other race can live up to the excitement of the National.
BETTING ON THE BIG RACE
A few years ago the queues outside the bookies would stretch down the high street on Grand National day. Now-a-days most people place their bets online. Bookmakers websites are quick to join, easy to navigate and safe to use.
All the bookmakers we list are licensed, regulated and have 24 hour customer support. We know you can trust these guys, because we regularly use them to place our bets.
Betfair is offering new customers who join online a £30 FREE BET – they also payout to 5 places on eachway Grand National bets.
You might ask ‘Who is the best bookmaker?‘ Well, it all depends on what type of bet you want to place, the size of bet and other considerations like what Free Bet deals are being offered.
For the average Grand National punter a bookmaker like Betfair is going to be your best bet. Firstly their website is really easy to use, joining only takes a minute and you can use all major UK debit and credit cards and Paypal to fund your bets. Secondly, and possibly the biggest reason to bet with Betfair for the Grand National, is that they payout on the first 5 horses for each-way bets when most other bookmakers only payout on the first 4 horses home. So your each-way bet with Betfair has one more chance to win! Thirdly, Betfair always offers a free bet deal on the day of the National. Other bookmakers withdraw theirs – the swines!
Paddy Power are offering a bet £10 get £20 promotion.
Another Bookmaker who will offer a free bet deal is Paddy Power. Their ‘Bet £10 Get £20′ deal will be available on Grand National day and Paddy Power usually have some of the best odds on horseracing. If you’re placing a sizeable wager then Paddy Power could offer better value than William Hill or Ladbrokes. It’s worth checking the odds on any runner you fancy with a few different firms before placing your bet.
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