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Why is the Grand National so popular?

An event that is prominent in British culture, the race is popular amongst many people who do not normally watch or bet on horse racing at other times of the year. The course over which the race is run features much larger fences than those found on conventional National Hunt tracks.

What is the history of the Grand National?

The Grand National was founded by William Lynn, a syndicate head and proprietor of the Waterloo Hotel, on land he leased in Aintree from William Molyneux, 2nd Earl of Sefton. Lynn set out a course, built a grandstand, and Lord Sefton laid the foundation stone on 7 February 1829.

What is the website for the Grand National UK?

Grandnational.org.uk. Archived from the original on 13 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018. ^ Ginger McCain and Red Rum - History of The Grand National. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2011.

When did Channel 4 stop broadcasting the Grand National?

Channel 4 broadcast the event between 2013 and 2016: UK broadcasting rights were transferred to ITV from 2017. An estimated 500 to 600 million people watch the Grand National in over 140 countries. The race has also been broadcast on radio since 1927; BBC Radio held exclusive rights until 2013.

Why is the Grand National so special?

This is the ultimate test that only the most skilled jockeys and the most well-trained horses will find success in, furthering adding to the Grand National’s reputation of being a high-quality sporting event.

Why is the Grand National only for professional riders?

When the concept of the Grand National was first envisaged it was designed as a race for gentlemen riders, meaning men who were not paid to compete, and while this was written into the conditions of the early races many of the riders who weighed out for the 1839 race were professionals for hire.

How many people watch the Grand National each year?

An estimated 500 to 600 million people watch the Grand National in over 140 countries. The race has also been broadcast on radio since 1927; BBC Radio held exclusive rights until 2013. Talksport acquired radio commentary rights in 2014: Both the BBC and Talksport currently broadcast the race in full.

Why was the Grand National First held in 1839?

These factors led to a more highly publicised race in 1839 which attracted a larger field of top quality horses and riders, greater press coverage, and increased attendance on race day. Over time the first three runnings of the event were quickly forgotten to secure the 1839 race its place in history as the first official Grand National.

Which is the best guide to the Grand National?

Grand National Guide has been known for years as the best guide to the Grand National Horse Race. As well as all the information to help you to choose your bets, we provide lots of interesting and entertaining background information on the Aintree Grand National.

How many people watch the Grand National each year?

A staggering 600million+ people around the world tune-in to watch the Grand National at Aintree each April. 8.2 million of those are here in the UK alone. Once you’ve studied the runners and placed your Grand National bets, you don’t want to miss the race. When is the 2022 Grand National? The 2022 Grand National will be run on Saturday 9th April.

How to bet on the Grand National horse racing?

You can find the Grand National market on most bookmaker sites by heading to their ‘Horse Racing’ section. Look for Ante post (or future races). If you are placing your Grand National bet on the day of the race, you need to head to ‘Today’s Racing’ or ‘Today’s Races’.

What time does the Grand National start on the day?

If you are placing your Grand National bet on the day of the race, you need to head to ‘Today’s Racing’ or ‘Today’s Races’. At the moment the Grand National is run at 5:15pm.

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