The Aintree Grand National may be the only horse racing event you follow this year, so where do you start? We explain when it is, how you can watch the Grand National 2018 live (even from outside the UK), which horses are running and how you can place a bet.
When is the Grand National 2018?
The Grand National takes place at 5.15pm on Saturday 14 April 2018.
Which horses are running in the Grand National?
Below are the 40 horses expected to run in the Grand National, plus the four reserves. By 1pm on Friday a decision will be made as to whether any of the reserves take a main spot, then we’ll have our final list. (You can still bet now, and you’ll be refunded if your horse doesn’t run.)
|Grand National 2018 Horses||Age||Trainer||Current odds at Ladbrokes.com (12/04)|
|Tiger Roll||8||Gordon Elliott||10/1|
|Anibale Fly||8||Tony Martin||10/1|
|Total Recall||9||Willie Mullins||10/1|
|The Last Samuri||10||Kim Bailey||16/1|
|Baie des Iles||7||Ross O’Sullivan||16/1|
|Minella Rocco||8||Jonjo O’Neill||18/1|
|Ucello Conti||10||Gordon Elliott||20/1|
|Captain Redbeard||9||Stuart Coltherd||20/1|
|Pleasant Company||10||Willie Mullins||25/1|
|Regal Encore||10||Anthony Honeyball||25/1|
|Gas Line Boy||12||Ian Williams||25/1|
|The Dutchman||8||Colin Tizzard||25/1|
|I Just Know||8||Sue Smith||25/1|
|Raz De Maree||13||Gavin Cromwell||25/1|
|Vieux Lion Rouge||9||David Pipe||28/1|
|Shantou Flyer||8||Richard Hobson||33/1|
|Alpha Des Obeaux||8||Mouse Morris||33/1|
|RESERVE: Vintage Clouds||8||Sue Smith||40/1|
|Bless The Wings||13||Gordon Elliott||40/1|
|Saint Are||12||Tom George||40/1|
|Houblon des Obeaux||11||Venetia Williams||50/1|
|Warriors Tale||9||Paul Nicholls||50/1|
|Valseur Lido||9||Henry de Bromhead||50/1|
|RESERVE: Delsuionofgrandeur||8||Sue Smith||50/1|
|Chase The Spud||10||Fergal O’Brien||50/1|
|Final Nudge||9||David Dennis||50/1|
|Carlingford Lough||12||John Kiely||50/1|
|RESERVE: Thunder And Roses||10||Mouse Morris||66/1|
|Childrens List||8||Willie Mullins||66/1|
|Tenor Nivernais||11||Venetia Williams||66/1|
|Perfect Candidate||11||Fergal O’Brien||66/1|
|Lord Windermere||12||Jim Culloty||66/1|
|RESERVE: Walk In The Mill||8||Robert Walford||80/1|
|Road To Riches||11||Noel Meade||80/1|
|Double Ross||12||Nigel Twiston-Davies||100/1|
How do you watch the Grand National live?
In the UK the Aintree Grand National will be broadcast on Channel 4.
You can tune into channel 4 on your TV, or watch live online on a PC or laptop at channel4.com/now/C4.
We recommend you double-check you’re connected to Wi-Fi rather than a mobile data connection for all the above options. And, as a side note, you really should have a UK TV Licence.
If you have placed a bet on the Grand National, you will also be able to stream the race live through the website or mobile app that you used.
How do you bet on the Grand National?
A number of websites will allow you to place a bet on the Grand National 2018, including William Hill, Paddy Power, Coral, Betfair and Ladbrokes. We’re using the latter here. You will need to be 18 to place a bet in the UK.
- Sign up for an account at Ladbrokes.com, then visit this page
- Select any horse on this list by clicking the box that contains the current odds
- At the top right of the screen you’ll see your bet slip. Enter how much you want to bet in the Stake box
- Ladbrokes is paying out on places 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, which means even if your horse doesn’t win you could get some money back. To qualify for this you must tick the EW box, though this will double your stake
- Now click Place Bet. If you have no funds in your account you will be prompted to deposit some money
Previous Grand National winners
2017: One For Arthur
2016: Rule The World
2015: Many Clouds
2014: Pineau De Re
2013: Auroras Encore
2012: Neptune Collonges
2010: Don’t Push It
2009: Mon Mome
2008: Comply or Die
2007: Silver Birch