The Crabbie’s Grand National in 2014 will be the most watched steeplechase race in the world. It’s the race that young and old love to have a bet on. Full of history, the race is packed with thrills and spills and it’s the trophy that all national hunt trainers and jockeys want to win.
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, with only 11 of them winning in the last 100 years. More exciting for those of us who stick a £5 each-way bet on one of the long shots. Who hasn’t dreamed of backing the 100/1 outsiders like Mon Mome or 66/1 shot like the 2013 winner Auroras Encore?
If you’re 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 onboard then check out the full list of Runners (Click Here).
Who will land the biggest prize in racing on April 5th 2014? Odds on 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 Crabbie’s Grand National.
Don’t forget that our Breaking News section will keep you up-to-date on all the stories surrounding the big race.