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Grand National 2015 Betting Guide & Tips

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9th-11th April are the days for this year Crabbies Grand National Festival. During those days will have 7 races on each day, with the highlight of the festival, Grand National race being hold on 11 April and live broadcasting on Channel 4. It is the most valuable jump race in Europe, having a price fund of 1 million pounds in 2014 and also in 2015.

Bellow is the race schedule for Grand National Day :

13:30 The Aintree Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
14.05 The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
14.50 The Silver Cross Stayers’ Hurdle (Registered as the Liverpool Hurdle) (Grade 1)
15.25 The Betfred Handicap Steeple Chase (Listed)
16.15 The Crabbie’s Grand National Steeple Chase (Grade 3)
17.10 Handicap Hurdle (cond’ and amat’) (Class 2)
17.40 The Aintree Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat (Listed)

Betting Guide 2015


The city of Aintree is best known in the world, for this festival and especially for the Grand National race.
There are many ways to get in time in the town for the festival :
- by train, which is the easiest way.Liverpool Lime Street is the nearest mainline station, during the festival the trains run every 7 minutes.
- by bus. From Liverpool to Aintree being five courses : 300, 311, 345, 350 and 351.
If you stay for the whole festival we recommand you the hotels, offering great services at low prices.

Betting 2015

Finding the Grand National Betting page

Being one of the most important horse race in Europe, i know you will have no problem finding the betting page for Grand National. Many bookies have on their main page a link for this great event. Clicking that link, you can start placing a bet on Grand National. All you need is to have an account and some money deposit in that account. For those who don`t have an account yet, it is god to know that bookmakers have many promotions for new clients. You can find more by reading our bookmakers information page.

Betting stake

This is the amount of money you are willing to bet on a horse.

Types of betting

Usually when betting on a horse hace, you will find the following betting types: :
To Win - the bet will be placed on a horse to win the Grand National Race. The bet will be lost if the horse does not win the race.

Each Way - This bet is placed for a horse to come in any of the top 4 places in the Grand National Race. This bet actually is formed of 2 bets. One bet is placed on the horse to win the race, and the full odds apply to this part, and another bet is placed on the horse to come in one of the top places and only a quarter of the odds apply this part of the bet. One Each Way bet cost therefore 2, with 1 being placed on the horse to win, and 1 placed on the horse to come in the first 4 places. The bet will be lost if the horse does not come in the 4 top places of the race.

Placing a bet

To place a bet, simply locate the horse you want to bet on from the bookmaker`s offer, place your stake (usually is minimum £2), and select which bet you are placing :to win or each way

The winnings

To Win bet - If the horse you put money on wins, the stake is multiplied by the odds to calculate your winnings and is payd along with the original betting stake. For example if a £10 bet is placed in a horse with odds of 10-1, the £10 stake is multiplied by 10 (giving 100) and is paid with the original betting £10 stake, for a total of £110, if the horse wins.

Each Way bet - If the horse wins, the first part of the betting stake is multiplied by the odds and paid with the original stake and the other half of the betting stake is multiplied by a quarter of the odds and paid aling with the original stake. For example a £5 stake on an Each Way bet (£10 betting stake) is placed on a horse at odds of 10-1, the original £5 stake is multiplied by 10 (giving £50) and returned with the original bet of £5 for a total of £55. The other £5 of the bet, is multiplied by a quarter of the odds - 2.5, giving a total of £12.5, and paid with the original bet for a total of 17.5. Therefore if the horse wins, the total winning will be £55+£17.5=£72.5 If the horse fails to win the race, but comes in the first 4, the first part of the bet is lost and the second part is multiplied by a quarter of the odds and paid with the original part of the betting stake. For example, a £5 bet (£10 bet stake) placed on a horse at 10-1 odds, the original £5 stake is lost. The other £5 of the bet is multiplied by a quarter of the odds - 2.5, and paid with the original £5 stake, for a total of £17.5. If you win a bet on a horse, the ammount you win, will be automatically credited to your betting account. You can then use the money to place future bets, or ou can widthraw the money from your betting account (subject to terms and conditions) and the money will be credited to your credit or debit card

Race Information

The highlight of this festival , the Grand National was first run in 1839. It is a 7,141 m race opened for horses aged 7 or higher. It is run at Aintree Racecourse ant the horses have to jump 30 fences over 2 circuits.

This year the price money is the same as 2014, 1 million pounds, with over 560,000 GBP for the first place.

Location: Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England
Inaugurated: 1839
Race type: Steeplechase
Distance: about 7,141 meters
Track: Left-handed
Qualification: Seven-years-old and up

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Race records

Most successful horse (3 wins): Red Rum - 1973,1974,1977
Leading jockey (5 wins): George Stevens - Freetrader(1856); Emblem (1863); Emblematic (1864); The Colonel(1869,1870)
Leading trainer (4 wins): George Dockeray,Fred Rimell and Ginger McCain
Leading owner (3 wins): James Octavius Machell and Noel Le Mare

Previous Winners


Last 3 races were won by Pineau de Re, Auroras Encore and Neptune Collonges

Year Horse Age Jockey Trainer


Pineau de Re


Leighton Aspell

Richard Newland


Auroras Encore


Ryan Mania

Sue Smith


Neptune Collonges


Daryl Jacob

Paul Nicholls




Jason Maguire

Donald McCain, Jr.


Dont Push It


Tony McCoy

Jonjo ONeill


Mon Mome


Liam Treadwell

Venetia Williams


Comply or Die


Timmy Murphy

David Pipe


Silver Birch


Robbie Power

Gordon Elliott




Niall Madden

Martin Brassil




Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins


As you already may think, many of the important players that are prepared to place lots of money on the Grand National race, have done a lot of research on the horses they will bet on. When deciding to bet on Grand National it is important to check some race trends before making your selections. It is very important because horses that have won this race will normally have a number of attributes similar to other Grand National winners.


Here are some trends you could look to before deciding on your bet:

In the last 10 years, the winners were aged 9 or higher.Most of them were 10 years old.

In the last ten years each winner won over three miles to their name

In the past ten years , each winner run in at least 9 chases, and won a chase worth at least 16,000 GBP


SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR The 8 years Irish horse, ridden by B J Geraghty and trained by Jonjo O`Neill, ended in the first place in the last 2 races. He won the Irish Grand National Chase last year.
ROCKY CREEK In 2014 at Grand National he got 5th place. This year he won BetBright Chase a 3 miles chase at Kempton Park.
BALTHAZAR KING Now aged 11, he managed to get second place in the previous Grand National. Also he on at Cheltenham , the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase a 3 miles and 7 furlongs.
THE DRUIDS NEPHEW Aged 8 he won last year the ERS Medical Handicap Chase a 3 miles race and this year the Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase a 3 miles and 1 furlongs.
CAUSE OF CAUSES He had a good end in the Toby Balding National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham this year, winning the race.


The favorites to win this race are SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR with a best odd of 9.00, ROCKY CREEK with a best odd of 12.00 and BALTHAZAR KING with a best odd of 15.00

2015 Runners

SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR 9.00 BET 365 He is the main favorite to win, due to his recent good form he has.
ROCKY CREEK 12.00/td> UNIBET Is seen by the bookies the second favorite to win. Knows the course and also is in a good form recently.
BALTHAZAR KING 15.00 BetBright Participated last year, fits the horse aged profile for the winner.
THE DRUIDS NEPHEW 15.00 Ladbrokes Is favorite number four. If you bet on him and win you could gain a lot of money. He won his last race he attended.
CAUSE OF CAUSES 21.00 Paddy Power He is 7 years old and in the last 74 yers no horse under 8 has won this race. But maybe he is the surprise this year.


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