The Grand National is the World’s most famous horse race in the World and is run over 4 miles and four furlongs incorporating thirty fences, including some of the most famous fences in the World including Becher's Brook, The Chair, and the Canal Turn.
The race was first run in 1839, when a horse called Lottery won, and it’s part of a three day festival of racing at Liverpool racecourse, known better as Aintree.
Online bookmakers offer many bets on the Grand National each year including which horse will win the race and which will make the frame (the first four home).
But online bookmakers also offer bets on horses just to finish the race or to finish in the first ten home.
Most of the wagers bet on the Grand National are placed each way. Each way betting means that you have two bets in one. The first part of an each way bet is the win part. This is where you collect if your horse wins the race. The second part of an each way bet is the place part. This is where you collect if your horse finishes in the first four in the Grand National at ¼ of the odds.
Other bets offered by bookmakers on the internet on the Grand National include a forecast bet where you can select a horse to finish both first and second; or a tricast bet where you select a horse to finish first, second and third.
Some bookmakers offer you a group of four horses and odds on them all finishing the race, while you can also bet on the time of the race, the winning distance (in lengths), or even what horse will go off the favourite.
Also, online bookmakers will offer prospective customers free bets to open an account around the Grand National, or a free bet on a horse to finish the race or finish in the first four home. While others will even give you a free forecast or tricast bet when you open an account and place your first bet.