The 2019 Grand National will take place at 17.15 on Saturday 6th April. Grand National Guide provides you with everything you need to know about the Grand National horse race and all the information you need to pick your grand national horse and place your bet. Read about each of the horses and the chances which our expert horse racing tipsters give them before taking a look at our top four
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Grand National 2019 Race Information, News & Updates
Key information for the 2019 grand national horse race including all the answers to frequently asked questions.
When is the 2019 Grand National?
The 2019 Grand National will take place on Saturday 6th April, 2019.
The date of the grand national race varies but is always on a Saturday during the first half of April. The grand national takes place at Aintree Racecourse, around 6 miles outside of Liverpool. The official Aintree grand national racecourse site is here
What is the start time of the 2019 Grand National?
The 2019 Grand National start time is 5.15pm.
This is a later start time for the grand national than has been the case in previous years. A later race start time was tried recently and went down well with the general public and the bookmakers. It allowed more time for bets to be placed and made sure that the grand national didn't clash with other sporting events. This helped to ensure that more people were able to bet on and watch the race.
The grand national race time is normally within a range of 9 - 10 minutes so the grand national should finish around 17.25. Recent grand national times have been 9m, 3.50s, 9m 29.00s and 8m 56.80s over the past three years. However, with 40 runners at the start there are often delays to the Grand national start time so whilst the planned race off time is 17.15, the actual start of the grand national may be shortly after. Sometimes there is a false start to the grand national which delays the start time a few more minutes. You will be amazed how many thousands of bets are placed in those last few minutes, often between the planned race start time and the actual time of the off.
How can I watch the Grand National live online?
You can watch the grand national live online through a live stream from a number of bookmakers.
Any bookmaker recommended on this site offers live streaming. This is available once you have placed a bet on the race. Simple click on Join & Bet next to a horse or join a bookmaker via our grand national free bets page
to open your online account and place your bet.
Once your bet is placed then shortly before the race navigate to the race page where you will see a link to watch the race via live stream. Grand national live streaming is also available via bookies on mobile.
Who is the favourite for the 2019 Grand National?
Tiger Roll was well backed for last years grand national and is the current favourite for the 2019 Grand National at around 7/2 to repeat last years success.
For further background information on the Grand National we advise the Grand National Wikipedia page
Grand National Race Guide
Grand National Guide has been built to guide you through the race from the history of the Grand national through to the grand national 2019 tips
We will update the news on each of the runners as it comes in. You will be able to read this on their short profiles on the runner's page of the site or by clicking through to their full profiles which contain much more information about every horse taking part in the Randox Health Grand National.
Why is the Grand National so popular?
The grand national race has a long history stretching back to the official first ever grand national race showing on many records as taking place in 1839. However, there are records of a grand steeplechase at Aintree going back further. It wasn't in fact until 1947 that the race was first named The Grand National Handicap Steeplechase. It is this long history and popularity as a major betting event that has captured the hearts of the British public.
Many of us grew up watching the Grand National as a child, taking part in sweepstakes and then eventually placing bets ourselves once we reached 18. Depending on our age we can recall famous winning horses such as Red Rum, Mr Frisk, Party Politics, Royal Athlete or maybe just the name of a winner if we have been lucky enough to back one. At Grand National Guide we are rather fond of Rule The World who won for us at advised odds of 50/1 the year before last. Make sure you check out our 2018 Grand National tips!
The Key Grand National Fences - How Many, How High are the Jumps, What is the Highest Fence?
There are 16 different fences over the Grand National course, 14 of which are jumped twice and two of which are tackled once. So in total, a horse needs to jump 30 fences to complete the Grand national racecourse. This is over a total race distance of 4 miles 514 yards.
The Grand National fences start off at a height of 4ft 6 inches with variations in height and width around the course. The tallest fence is the Chair at 5ft 2in. Becher's brook is one of the more famous grand national fences with a drop of over 6ft on the landing side.
What is the Grand National prize money for 2019?
The Grand National is the World's richest horse race and will once again carry £1million in prize money. Connections of the Grand National winner will receive £561,000 with the winning jockey gaining around an 8% cut and the winning trainer around 10% with the owners taking the remainder. Prize money goes right down to 10th place although finishing 10th will only just about cover the owner's entrance fees in the race!
Please take a good look around Grand National Guide to find much more information about the race and this year's runners, tips, latest odds and bookmaker free bets and offers.