The Grand National Horse Race
The Grand National is a horse race held every year at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool in the United Kingdom. The Grand National was first held in 1839. It is a handicap steeplechase horse race covering 6,907 kilometres, that is, four miles and five hundred and fourteen yards, that sees horses jumping over thirty fences in a race consisting of two laps.
The Grand National horse race is a prominent event in British culture, even among those who would not normally watch horse races or bet on horses. It is also the most valuable horse jump race in Europe, with a total prize of one million pounds in the latest game.
The Grand National horse race is a National Hunt race, but it features fences that are much larger than those in standard National Hunt races. It has often been known as an event that challenges both horse and rider, and many of the fences have become famous in their own right.
Betting on the Grand National Winner
One of the most lucrative bets in the Grand National horse race is betting on the actual winner of the race. In the latest Grand National tournament, thirty-nine horses started the race, but only sixteen ended up finishing it. The stakes of this race make it an exciting one for sports bettors to bet on, and betting on the finishing winner can be a lucrative, albeit difficult, task. Since winning this Grand National horse race is a challenge for both horse, trainer, and jockey, there are numerous factors that sports bettors need to consider before placing their bets, and going for the crowd favourite or previous winning horse may not always be a wise choice.
Choosing the Right Sports Book
Choosing the right sports book to place one’s bet with can be a challenging task for sports bettors wishing to bet on the Grand National sporting event. They will need to find a sports bookie that is both reputable and offers the option of betting on the Grand National, but since it is such a huge event the latter should not prove too difficult.
Nonetheless, sports bettors are advised to choose their sports bookie carefully, comparing various bookies as to what tips, results, and race cards are available for the horse race, as well as whether or not complete coverage of the event will be provided. Some sports bookies will offer their sports bettors various odds or value bets, so it is highly advisable to keep an eye out for those as well.
Types of Bets to Place
As with other horse racing events, there are various types of bets sports bettors may choose to place when betting on the Grand National.
They may decide to bet on a win, in which case they will aim to select the horse they think will win the race. They can also put down a place bet, where sports bettors can bet on a horse they believe will finish in first, second, or third place. These are two most simple bets, but there are many other more complicated betting types that sports bettors may choose from.