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Grand National Previews

Welcome to the articles section of Grand National Guide. This is the place to explore if you want to expand your grand national knowledge. We have in depth reviews of past grand nationals, articles covering the history of the race, tales of famous runners & riders, analysis of the course, the fences and much more.

You will also find very useful guides to help you with your betting on the grand national horse race. Take a look through or jump below for help finding our more popular guides.

2023 Grand National Review

2023 Grand National Review

The 2023 Grand National saw a clear and decisive winner in Corach Rambler who came to AIntree on the back of his second victory at the Cheltenham Fest...

How To Bet on The Grand National (online)

How To Bet on The Grand National (online)

Placing a bet on the Grand National is a 'once a year' pastime for many occasional punters and this year (due to the pandemic) the annual trip to the...

How To Pick Your Horse For The Grand National

How To Pick Your Horse For The Grand National

Lots of different methods can be used to select the horses you want to back in the Grand National and, if you are only an occasional gambler, you...

Who is the greatest Grand National winner? Tiger Roll or Red Rum

Who is the greatest Grand National winner? Tiger Roll or Red Rum

Tiger Roll will try for an unprecedented third consecutive Grand National win in 2020 and inevitably the discussion has started as to who is the great...

The World's Greatest Steeplechase

The World's Greatest Steeplechase

The Grand National Horse Race is often called the world's greatest steeplechase. The race is one of the most famous steeplechases in the world. It is...

The Grand National Fences

The Grand National Fences

The course is nearly two and a quarter miles around and is in its two circuits a unique test for rider and horse.  There are 16 grand nat...

Which horse will Rachael Blackmore ride in the 2024 Grand National?

Which horse will Rachael Blackmore ride in the 2024 Grand National?

  Rachael Blackmore and Minella Times caught the attention of worldwide media when winning the Grand National two years ago. The bookmakers lat...

2022 Grand National Review

2022 Grand National Review

The 2023 Grand National provided a big-price winner with a fairytale story in Noble Yeats and Sam Waley-Cohen. Noble Yeats just got the better of the...

2021 Grand National Review

2021 Grand National Review

The 2021 Grand National took place behind closed doors and followed on from the cancellation of the race the year before due to the coronavirus pandem...

Popular Grand National Guides

Below are links to many of the races and stories from the grand national over the last 100 or more years. We hope that you enjoy reading the stories and re-living the memories. For this years race please take a look through the full list of horses on our grand national runners 2023 page. 

Grand National Course Background

Grand National Pictorial Guide

The Grand National Fences

Grand National Race Reviews & Results 

Full List of Previous Grand National Winners

Grand National 2022

Grand National 2021

Grand National 2019

Grand National 2018

Grand National 2017

Grand National 2016

Grand National 2015

Grand National 2014

Grand National 2013

Grand National 2012

Grand National 2011

Grand National 2010

Grand National 2009

Grand National 2008

Grand National 2007

Grand National 2006

Grand National 2005

Grand National 2004

Grand National 2003

Grand National 2002

Grand National 2001

Grand National 2000

Grand National 1999

Grand National 1998

Grand National History & Tales

The unique make up of the Grand National is what makes it so famous. The number of runners, the course & fences, the dramas, the good luck and the bad luck. The amazing winners and the unlucky loses. The horses and people involved can easily become household names as millions of people watch the race each year. 

This article on The World's Greatest Steeplechase is an overview of why the race is so famous and a run through of its history from the build up as far back as the 1820's to today. Throughout this recap of the history many of these famous horses and people are mentioned. We also have specific articles telling their tales as well 

We have analysed the trainers and jockeys with multiple runners in the grand national over recent years. Take a look at those with good and poor records. This may effect your selections for this years grand national. 

Grand National Trainer Analysis

Grand National Jockey Analysis