Your Guide to this Year’s Grand National

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Aintree Grand National 2015

Aintree Grand National 2015 – Visit the site

You don’t have to be a horse racing enthusiast to know that the Grand National is a big deal. Held annually at Liverpool’s Aintree racetrack, the Grand National takes more big money bets than any other festival held throughout the racing calendar, and the is the race that everyone wants to win. Pineau de Re won the spoils last year and bets are soon to be on for who will win the big money prize this year.

Despite the fact you know what the Grand National is, do you know the details?

You can bet in store, online, or of course visit the race itself if you manage to bag yourself tickets, although remember these have a tendency to be a bit like gold dust, so attempt to purchase them early. Betting online is big business these days, so if you fancy a flutter on the Aintree Grand National 2015, visit the site and watch the race from the comfort of your TV, without even leaving home!

The big race itself is part of a three day festival which will run from Thursday to Saturday, with main centrepoint race being on Saturday 11 April. Thursday is the Grand Opening Day, Friday is Ladies’ Day, and Saturday is, of course, Grand National Day. You don’t only have to bet on the National, you can bet on any of the races that take part across the festival, of which there are many, and details of all the races, runners and riders can be found in newspapers, or online very easily.

So, why is the Grand National such a big deal?

Well, this is one of the toughest races in the entire world, and has been taking place since way back in 1839. It’s not just history that makes it special, out of the horses that enter the race, around 60% won’t make it to the finish line, dropping out before the end, due to the sheer difficulty of the course. 4.5 miles distance sees 30 seriously hardcore fences navigated, two circuits, as well as the longest home straight of any racecourse in the UK. It’s because of these facts that every jockey the world over dreams of being the one jumping from their horse, punching the air in delight at the end of the race.

Who will win this year? Will your bet come good?

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