The Grand National festival takes place on the 12-14th April with the main event taking place on the 14th. The Grand National is the most famous race in the world and dates back to 1839.
The race is steeped in history and has been won by many champions over the years. None more so than the mighty Red Rum who now has a statue of himself at the racecourse.
Looking to more recent years Jockey Leighton Aspell incredibly won the race two years in a row as Pineau de Re took the 2014 edition only for the mighty Many Clouds to follow up the year after. Trained by Oliver Sherwood and owned by Trevor Hemmings; Many Clouds will be remembered as one of the greatest staying chasers in history.
He was also awarded the 2017 Horse of the year award following his stellar career. You can also now bet on the Grand National as you look ahead to the 2018 race with Blaklion heading the betting at 12/1. Check out the infographic below to find out all you need to know about the Grand National festival.
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