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Grand National Betting


The latest prices for the greatest steeplechase in the World

Paddy Power is your home of Grand National betting. Europe's most valuable jump race takes place every April at the Aintree course in Liverpool and with £1 million in prize money it is a lucrative race to win. Over the years Grand National betting has become a national pastime in the UK. With an estimated £200 million bet on the outcome of the race in Britain alone, millions of punters every year enjoy a flutter on the world's most famous horse race. The culmination of three days racing, Aintree festival betting has become one of the biggest punting weekends in the calendar.

Most years see almost 100 horses entered for the big race but only forty find themselves at the starting line. On the day of the race most news services and bookmakers offer Grand National tips, and experts can often make a sensible case for more than half the field. Grand National odds can often be more generous than other races because it is such a unique challenge. Horses must jump 30 fences, including some of the most famous obstacles in the world. Becher's Brook, Valentine's and the Canal Turn represent some of the most feared obstacles in jump racing and jockeys must guide their horses over these fences twice during the 4 mile 3.5 furlong race.

In recent years it has paid to back horses at longer odds. The favourite has only won the National 5 times in the last 30 renewals and the average odds of the winner over the last decade has been 32/1. Punters who chose Mon Mome when they bet on the Grand National in 2009 were rewarded with a 100/1 payout while Auroras Encore won at 66/1 in 2013. You have to go back to 2008 for the last time the winner started the Grand National with odds in single figures. Comply or Die was the 7/1 favourite that year and you would have won at least ten times your stake if you'd backed the winner in the years since. With so many horses in the field, many punters choose to place multiple Grand National bets, often backing their chosen horses each-way. Paddy Power pays five places on the big race, meaning that an each way bet on the Grand National will return you some money if your horse finishes in the top 5 places.

In 2016 last year's winner Many Clouds will be bidding to become the first horse to win consecutive Grand Nationals since the legendary Red Rum more than 40 years ago and only two horses this century have achieved back-to-back wins. Whether you are a horse racing fan or you like to have a flutter on the world's most famous steeplechase, bet and watch the Grand National with us.

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