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Grand National

GRAND NATIONAL DO NOox AND 32 ANDOX Every year, hundreds of millions of people settle down to watch the grand national in over 140 countries. This is a race like no other, and people from all backgrounds enjoy watching the competitors take on the world famous fences. GRAND NATIONAL BETTING BET! £300 MILLION Nearly half of the adult UK population will have a bet on the A total of £300 million, averaging £8 per bet on National day is the only day of the year when women close the gender gap in the betting stakes. 1 in every 3 Grand National betting wagers is placed by a woman. Grand National THE GRAND NATIONAL PRIZE FUND £1,000,000 prize fund for the Grand National This makes it the most valuable jump race in Europe. THE GRAND NATIONAL VIEWERS 600 MILLION PEOPLE will watch the race in over 140 countries. THE GRAND NATIONAL FENCES In total there are 16 fences on the Grand National course. -- -- ---- -- -- -- - -- - --- - 14 of the fences are jumped twice along the four mile, and two and half furlong distance, which is the longest Jump racing distance in the UK. Fences are now created from the Aintree Groundstaff team 3 weeks Sitka or Norway spruce, which is brought down from the Lake District - it provides flexibility to build the fences from 16 lorry-loads of spruce. should a runner make a mistake at the jump. 4FT 6" 5FT 2" lowest fence highest, measure "The Chair" THE GRAND NATIONAL COURSE The Grand National course is 4 miles and 4 furlongs long. Runners and riders must navigate two circuits of the course. The Grand National generally lasts between 9 - 11 minutes, with the length of time it takes to be run depending on the ground conditions. THE GRAND NATIONAL RUNNERS AND THEIR ODDS 40 HORSES maximum are allowed to compete in the Grand National. 20/1 The favourites Over the past 50 the years, I of the Grand National winners has always sat between The average odds of a winning Grand age win rate is only National horse 15% 9-12 YEARS OLD LOTTERY (1839) The very first winner, Lottery (1839), was made 5/1 favourite following his earlier success in the Cheltenham Steeplechase. (1 MANIFESTO RED RUM Manifesto ran in more races than Red Rum is the most successful any other horse, running in 8 races between 1895 and 1904. He won horse, winning the Grand National 3 times: 1973, 2, came 3rd 3 times, and failed to finish once. 1974 and 1977. ucets MON MOME TIGER ROLL In 2009, Mon Mome became the longest-priced winner of the National for 42 years when he defied the odds of 100/1 to In 2019, Tiger Roll became the first horse since Red Rum to win back to back Grand Nationals and subsequently entered the Grand National Hall of Fame. win by 12 lengths. FreeBetOFFERS II

Grand National

shared by mattbarltd on Mar 26
A beginners / at-a-glance guide to the Grand National at Aintree. This is aimed at those who watch horse racing infrequently or only watch the Grand National race. It gives details about how many pe...


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