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30 The Grand National field jump 30 fences in total with the largest being ‘The Chair’ at 5ft 2in in height.
2012 A nose is the shortest winning margin in the race’s history – Neptune Collonges in 2012.
494 Did you know that once the field jump the final fence they still have a 494-yard run-in to the finish known as the Elbow?
4 Owner Trevor Hemmings would become the race’s leading owner if he were to win the race for a fourth time.
60 Only three greys have ever won the race and only one in the last 60 years – Neptune Collonges.
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Our brand ambassadors have selected their picks for this year’s Grand National…

  • Sir AP McCoy

    Kimberlite Candy

  • Nick Luck


  • Robbie Savage

    Double Shuffle

  • Emma Jones


Did you know?
  • 13 of the last 20 winners carried less than 11 stone

  • Oldest winning horse:

    Peter Simple (aged 15 in 1853)

  • Most successful Grand National jockey:

    George Stevens (five wins)

Latest Grand National News

17th March 2021

Grand National Racecourse Guide: All there is to know at William Hill

The Grand National is held annually at Aintree racecourse, in Liverpool. The race, first run in 1839, is National Hunt racing’s most iconic event and has come a long way from its humble beginnings to now being watched in over 140 countries by an estimated 600 million people.

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31st March 2021

The five most famous Grand National upsets

On Saturday, April 10th, the biggest names in horse racing descend on Aintree racecourse for the 171st renewal of the much-loved Grand National. It’s a handicap steeplechase that brings the UK to a standstill, as a bumper field battle it out over four miles and 30 jumps for a share of a cool £1m prize pot.

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31st March 2021

Three of the hardest Grand National jumps and their history

How many fences in the Grand National? 30 is the answer and most jockeys will probably tell you that the 30 obstacles around two circuits of Aintree’s Grand National jumps course are all challenging if the horse they’re riding doesn’t take to the unique spruce-covered obstacles that are the Grand National fences.

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