The tape goes up on the world's greatest steeplechase at 4.15pm on Saturday 12th April 2014 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.
2014 Auroras Encore has already been given quotes of around 33/1 for the 2014 running of the Grand National. Also amongst the ante-post favourites are this year's second and third Cappa Bleu and Teaforthree, plus the Kevin Bishop trained Battle Group.
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.
The 2013 Grand National was won by 66/1 shot Auroras Encore trained by Sue Smith and Ryan Mania. Second was Cappa Bleu who went two better than last year, with another Welsh trained horse in third Teaforthree. Oscar Time, second here in 2011 was fourth with Rare Bob back in fifth.
Well Refreshed trained by Gary Moore heads the ante-post betting for the 2014 Grand National. Winner of his last three races this season, including the Betfred Trial at Haydock in February.
|1st||Auroras Encore 66/1||11||R Mania||S Smith|
|2nd||Cappa Bleu 12/1||11||P Moloney||E Williams|
|3rd||Teaforthree 10/1||9||N Schofield||R Curtis|
|4th||Oscar Time 66/1||12||S Waley-Cohen||M Lynch|
|5th||Rare Bob 16/1||11||B Cooper||D Hughes|
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. Click on the links to get the results of this year's meeting and we'll update these pages with the odds for next year's races as soon as they are available.
|Thursday, 4th April 2014 - 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||Aintree Hurdle Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|15.40||John Smith's Fox Hunters Chase Result||Class 1||Betting Offers|
|16.15||Matalan.co.uk Red Rum Chase Result||Grade 3||Betting Offers|
|16.50||Manifesto Novices' Chase Result||Grade 2||Betting Offers|
|17.25||Silver Cross Handicap Hurdle Result||Listed||Betting Offers|
|Friday, 5th April 2013 - Ladies Day|
|14.00||Top Novices' Hurdle Result||Grade 2||Betting Offers|
|14.30||Mildmay Novices' Chase Result||Grade 2||Betting Offers|
|15.05||Melling Chase Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|15.40||Topham Chase Result||Listed||Betting Offers|
|16.15||Sefton Novices' Hurdle Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|16.50||John Smith's Handicap Hurdle Result||Grade 3||Betting Offers|
|17.25||Mares Open Flat Race Result||Listed||Betting Offers|
|Saturday, 6th April 2013 - 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||Liverpool Hurdle Odds||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|15.25||John Smith's Handicap Chase Result||Betting Offers|
|16.15||2014 GRAND NATIONAL Odds||Grade 3||Betting Offers|
|17.05||Conditional Jockeys' 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 12th April 2014 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 2014 Grand National.
Top weight for the 2013 Grand National was the former Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander who is the class horse in the field. Also near the head of the weights were What A Friend who is part owned by Sir Alex Ferguson and Weird Al trained by Grand National winning trainer Donald McCain. Viking Blond got into the race as bottom weight. We'll have the weights for the 2014 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 2014 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.