Grand National Guides

Just a bit of fun this one! If you've read our articles, then this should be a doddle.

The Grand National is a handicap race meaning all horses carry differing weights. But how does this work? How is it applied? And most importantly, what is it likely to mean for your horse?

History of the Grand National

We recite some of the stories from historic grand nationals. Accusations of cheating, doping scandals and fairytale endings which would be worthy of Hollywood!

If you're a beginner, this will tell you the key things you need to know about the Grand National. We cover questions such as: How many runners are there? What is a handicap race? What is a steeplechase?

Your essential betting terminology reference guide for the Grand National. We discuss everything from odds to each way bets, from No Runner No Bet to anti-post, best odds guaranteed and more

The Grand National is run at Aintree, Merseyside. Aintree is a left sided course with 16 fences including the infamous Becher's Brook, Foinavon's, the Canal Turn, Valentines Brook and the Chair among others.