The tape goes up on the world's greatest steeplechase at 4.15pm on Saturday, 11th April 2015 in the Grand National Chase at the Aintree Racecourse, with more prize money on offer than ever before. The Grand National is the most avidly followed and watched horse race in the British Isles, never failing in its quest to provide the spectacular, the heroics and the misfortunes of the race. It is also the single biggest betting event in sport and this year will be no exception when the forty Grand National runners with their jockeys go to post.
You can get all the latest bookmaker prices and odds from our special dedicated odds comparison chart for the Grand National. Plus we will be covering each twenty-one races of the Aintree Festival meeting with odds updated each day. Just click on the price you want for that horse and you will be taken to that bookmaker where you can open a new betting account and place your bet, it's easy as that. We'll have next year's odds up as soon as they are available.
13 year old Oscar Time won the Becher Chase at Aintree on Saturday run over the Grand National fences. Now trained at home by owner Robert Waley-Cohen the horse ridden by his son Sam was second in the 2011 Grand National and fourth in the race in 2013.
The next big trial comes from Chepstow at Christmas with the Welsh National run on the 27th December.
The winner of the 2014 Grand National was 25/1 shot Pineau De Re trained by Dr Richard Newland, beating the Philip Hobbs trained Balthazar King into second place.
The eleven year old already heads the betting for next year's race ahead of those who finished in behind him this year.
|1st||Pineau De Re 25/1||11||L Aspell||Dr R Newland|
|2nd||Balthazar King 14/1||10||R Johnson||P Hobbs|
|3rd||Double Seven 10/1J||8||A McCoy||M Brassil|
|4th||Alvarado 33/1||9||P Moloney||F O'Brien|
|5th||Rocky Creek 16/1||8||N Fehily||P Nicholls|
The horse racing action dosen't just stop at the Grand National, with twenty other races of top quality National Hunt action taking place, we have all the odds for each race and the latest betting news as it happens.
|Thursday, 9th April 2015 - Liverpool Day|
|14.00||Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|14.30||Betfred Bowl Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|15.05||Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|15.40||Crabbie's Fox Hunters Chase Result||Class 1||Betting Offers|
|16.15||Red Rum Chase Result||Grade 3||Betting Offers|
|16.50||Manifesto Novices' Chase Result||Grade 2||Betting Offers|
|17.25||Dominican Republic Handicap Hurdle Result||Listed||Betting Offers|
|Friday, 10th April 2015 - Ladies Day|
|14.00||Aintree Top Novices' Hurdle Result||Grade 2||Betting Offers|
|14.30||Grade 2||Betting Offers|
|15.05||Melling Chase Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|15.40||Crabbie's Topham Chase Result||Listed||Betting Offers|
|16.15||Sefton Novices' Hurdle Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|16.50||Alder Hey Handicap Hurdle Result||Grade 3||Betting Offers|
|17.25||Mares Open Flat Race Result||Listed||Betting Offers|
|Saturday, 11th April 2015 - Grand National Day|
|13.45||Mersey Novices' Hurdle Result||Grade 2||Betting Offers|
|14.15||Maghull Novices' Chase Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|14.50||Silver Cross Stayers' Hurdle Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|15.25||Betfred TV Handicap Chase Result||Betting Offers|
|16.15||2014 GRAND NATIONAL RESULT||Grade 3||Betting Offers|
|17.05||Aintree Handicap Hurdle Result||Grade 2||Betting Offers|
|17.40||Champion Open Flat Race Result||Grade 3||Betting Offers|
As with any horse race, assessing the form of a horse is all important before placing your bet. This is no different with the Grand National, but with forty runners to choose from, it can be a long drawn out job to reach that all important conclusion. We'll highlight all forty runners with a brief summary as to their form going into the big race, giving you the best chance to pick the winner!
Forty runners will go to post in the world's biggest steeplechase on Saturday 11th April 2015 and we'll have each horse covered in our extensive Grand National runners section, featuring racecard, form, who trains and who rides the horses plus the all important odds. We'll also have a dedicated page for each horse taking part in the 2015 Grand National.
Top weight for the 2014 Grand National was the Paul Nicholls trained Tidal Bay who carried 11-10. Former Gold Cup winner Long Run carried 11-9 whilst leading fancy Triolo D'Alene will carry 11-6. We'll have the weights for the 2015 Grand National as soon as they are announced next February.
As with any big horse racing festival, the online bookmakers will be pulling out the stops to ensure there is plenty on offer for the punter during Grand National week. We have a dedicated page where all the bookmaker special offers and free bets will be highlighted. Just click on any of the bookmaker links on this site and you will be entitles to any of the advertised offers.
If you need any help picking out a winner in the 2015 Grand National, we have enlisted the help of Channel 4 Racing presenter Tom Lee, who is on hand to give his view on the big race and provide invaluable tips throughout the Aintree Festival meeting. Find out why Tom tipped the 2014 first and second!