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Grand National Runners 2025

List of horses likely to be running in the 2025 Grand National. 

For full detail, form summary and expert view on each runner click on the profile link. To open an online betting account and place your bet at top odds for your selection, click on see offer. 

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This page gives you an overview of each of the Grand National Runners. You can see their age, weight, number (when available), jockey colours, our star rating and their latest grand national odds. 

Alongside this we give a very brief comment on each horses chances in this year's Grand National. 

For more detail click on the profile link by each horse. Here you will see a more detailed analysis by one of our Grand National experts (our team of four horse racing tipsters have been studying this race every year for many years). You can see their grand national tips here. 

On the profile pages we also show you more detail about each runner including their stats and our ratings for different factors such as stamina, jumping ability. 

Once you have chosen your grand national runner to bet on you will need to open an online betting account with the bookmaker showing the best odds for your grand national horse

Click See Offer by your horse and then register your account and place your bets. Every year more and more people have been placing their grand national bets online and saving time. If you are used to placing your bets in a betting shop then do not worry, placing your Grand National bet online is a quick and easy way to place your bets. 

To choose from a range of recommended betting sites and claim an offer see our grand national offers page. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are the grand national runners for 2025?

    We have provided a list of horses who may run in the 2025 Grand National on our runners page. 

    The final list of runners will be available on Thursday 3rd April 2025

  • Are there any non runners for Grand National 2025?

    Once the final field is announced on Thursday 3rd April, any non-runners will be announced in the racing press. Our runners page will be updated immediately to reflect the correct final field.

  • Grand National Runners and Riders 2025

    The grand national riders are confirmed in the days leading up to the race but these can change right until the day of the race. We will list the jockeys here by the runners as soon as we are aware of the jockey bookings. 

2025 Grand National Latest News

We will be adding any significant news articles in the run-up to the Grand National here:

Corach Rambler retired

2023 Grand National winner Corach Rambler has been retired. Despite being only ten-years-old, trainer Lucinda Russell reported that all the horse's connections have decided that Corach Rambler should end his career at the top of the sport. Corach Rambler's final race was when pulling up in the Punchestown Gold Cup but he had previously finished third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and third in the Betfair Chase in his final season.

How is the final list of Grand National runners decided?

Grand National 2025 runners likely to form the field are listed above with the final line up being confirmed on Thursday 10th April 2025. 

The entries into the race are all allotted running weights during February each year. Then on the Thursday before the Grand National, at 10am, the top 34 runners in the weights which haven't been withdrawn are confirmed. From 2024, the maximum number of runners has been reduced from 40 to 34. This has been done to make the race safer for horses and jockeys.

In previous years a reserve system has been in place in case of any non-runners in the run up to the race. However, from 2023 the reserve system was scrapped and if their are non-runners after the declaration time the race will go ahead minus those non-runners.

Grand National Guide will of course keep you updated at every step, we will have the runners updated here as soon as possible after each stage. So the final list of grand national runners is decided based on 

  • Entries (Close end of January)
  • Weights (Revealed mid February)
  • Declarations (End of Feb, mid March & Grand National week)
  • Non runners 
  • Final Confirmation (Thursday 10th April 1pm)

Grand National Entries

Each year there are normally over a hundred grand national entries which are whittled down to the final 34 runners on race day. A horse will be able to be entered in the grand national if it meets the minimum entry criteria. 

The race is open to horses aged 7 and older with a handicap of 120 or higher. All entries must also have finished in the first four in a chase of 3 miles or longer. Here are the stats for last year's entries:

  • 94 Initial entries in January 2024 (nine more than 2023)
  • 61 Irish initial entries (up by seven from 2023)
  • 26 Initial entries trained by Gordon Elliott (five more than last year)
  • 13 Initial entries trained by Willie Mullins (up five from last year)
  • 2 Previous Winners Entered - Corach Rambler (2023) and Noble Yeats (2022)
  • 4 Greys ran - Coko Beach, Eldorado Allen, Panda Boy and Vanillier
  • 2 Mares ran - Galia Des Liteaux and Limerick Lace

Grand National Weights

During February each year these entries are then allotted running weights for the Grand National. These are based on ratings which the official handicapper gives each of the horses entered. 

Each horse already has an official rating for use in handicaps but the official handicapper will adjust this where they think necessary to produce a rating just for the Grand National. 

Typically the handicapper will reduce the rating of the very top runners to compress the handicap, that really means narrow the weight differences between the runners. 

Because the Grand National is run over such a long distance, longer than other races during the season, each pound of weight theoretically has more impact. This is part the reason why the horses at the top of the handicap often run off ratings lower than their normal weights. 

Also this is an opportunity for the handicapper to have a specific opinion on each of the runners to try to make the race a true handicap - the theory being that each horse should carry the same chance once the weight is taken into account. 

Grand National Declarations

The initial entry date is at the end of January and then there are further stages through to the race day when runners need to be confirmed at declaration stages which are sometimes called forfeit stages. At each stage a runners connections may need to pay a further entry fee to confirm their runner.

Once the final Grand National declarations have been made we will have the confirmed runners and riders listed here. Use this list of Grand National horses to pick your bet for the 2025 Grand National.

Grand National Non Runners

The last declaration stage takes place at 10am on the Thursday before the race at which point the top 34 runners in the weights are left in. Reserves are no longer used.

If horses withdraw and become non runners after this point then the field will start with less than 34 runners. We will be updating this list of grand national horses regularly in the run up to the race so that we keep on top of the likely runners during the year and then from the Friday before the race we will confirm the final list of runners.

Horses become non runners for a number of reasons. Some horses prefer certain ground conditions and if these aren't in place the horse's connections may decide not to run their horse. 

Horses may have injuries or illnesses of course or connections may not have been able to get them to the required fitness in time. Some horses are entered in a number of races and the choice of where they will run is made at a later date. 

Confirmed Grand National Runners

The maximum grand national field is 34 runners and riders and the full number of horses are likely to start the 2025 Grand National unless there are any late withdrawals. 

  • Most Grand National Runners - 66 in 1929 
  • Least Grand National Runners - 10 in 1883 
  • Number of Runners Since 2000 - Between 38 and 40 each year
  • Fastest Winning Runner - Mr Frisk (1990) 8m 47.8s
  • Slowest Winning Runner - Lottery (1839) 14m 53s

More information about The Grand National Horses

We have included the runners name, number (from 10th April), age, weight, along with a brief description of the horses chances. By each of the grand national horses you will also see a star rating, their latest odds and the bookmaker to place your bet with. Click the link See Offer to open your account with an online bookmaker and place your grand national bet. No need to join the long queue at the betting shop these days, your grand national horses can be backed quickly and easily with a reputable online bookmaker by clicking on the links on this page.

There are various way to make your selection for the Grand National 2025 and we have tried to help you with your Grand National bets by providing content that can assist you if you are not sure which horse you want to bet on. We have provided a variety of different content to allow you to make your selection based on form and Grand National trends or if you want to follow our experts then we have four selections for you to choose from on our Grand National Tips page.

Grand National Runners and Riders - Further Analysis

For the Grand National 2025 we have undertaken detailed analysis to look at the records of Grand National Trainers and Grand National Jockeys. Our Grand National statistical research will help you if you want to select your Grand National bet by using the trainers and jockeys that have excellent previous records in the race and have supplied Grand National winners or placed horses. 

Alternatively, you might want to focus on the most successful Grand National jockeys such as Rachael Blackmore, Derek Fox or Paul Townend who have all recently won the Grand National. See these pages for more information

Help Choosing a Grand National Runner from the List

As well as picking your Grand National Horse from this list of runners, with brief information, we have a number of other fun ways you can select your Grand National bets. Some like to look down our list of runners and choose based on this information alone. Others take a lucky dip to pick a horse completely at random. You can select your Grand National runner by picking your horse by the colours that the jockey will wear in the Grand National 2025 or the area of the country they are trained in or even the star sign the horse was born under! Head over to our Lucky Dip/Pinstickers section of the site to select your runner by 

  • Lucky Dip
  • Star Sign 
  • Colour 
  • Where they live 

If you want to use a bit more skill in determining your grand national horses, then we have some really detailed tools that go into in depth analysis. Our Winner Predictor tool has an excellent record of picking the winner. It uses an algorithm that analyses many form factors and characteristics of each of the runners to produce a rating for each national horse. Check this out if you want to narrow down the field of runners to a smaller more manageable list to choose from. Our form tool does a similar thing but this is based on the criteria you think are important. Start with 34 runners and then enter factors which you look for such as if the runner has won over a certain distance or has a certain jumping record. As you enter your criteria, your list of grand national runners starts to decrease. Check out these useful grand national runner analysis tools 

If you would rather follow advice for the race then check out 2025 Grand National tips page or see all todays racing tips on our recommended site OLBG who have some excellent horse racing tips.

Female Grand National Runners & Riders

Many people like to place a bet on a female Jockey or a female horse (Mare).  

In 2024, there were two mares who ran in the race:

  • Limerick Lace
  • Galia Des Liteaux

Lady jockeys who rode in grand national last year were:

  • Rachel Blackmore (became the first lady jockey to win the Grand National four years ago)
  • Gina Andrews

Here are some interesting stats and facts about female grand national runners; 

  • Winning Grand National Mares - 13 
  • Last winning Grand National Mare - Nickle Coin (1951)
  • Last placed Grand National Mare - Magic of Light (2019)
  • Best Lady Jockey Position - Rachael Blackmore WON in 2021
  • Lady Jockey & Trainer - Venetia Williams rode in 1988 and trained the winner in 2009

Venetia Williams fell from 200/1 chance Marcolo as a jockey and went on to win as a trainer with 100/1 shot Mon Mome in 2009 and is the only lady to ride and train a grand national runner.