THE GRAND NATIONAL 2018 will take place this weekend with all the horses and jockeys competing for the highly-coveted main prize at Aintree. Here’s how you can watch all the races live and who will be presenting it over the weekend as well as a round-up of the latest odds.
Aintree’s most popular horse-racing event will take place over three days with the 2018 Randox Health Grand National airing on Saturday.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE (A FREE REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
How to watch the 2018 Grand National on TV and for free online
The 2018 Grand National takes place at Aintree at 5.15pm BST this Saturday, 14 April. It’s the biggest British jump race of the year and often draws bets from people who wouldn’t dream of taking a punt on a horse race at any other time.
There’s a magical quality to the Grand National, not least because it’s one of the hardest jump races to win, with 40 horses and their riders taking on some of the most formidable hurdles.
It’s also the most viewed race on the calendar, with terrestrial TV coverage and online streaming. Here then are the details you need to ensure you don’t miss the action yourself, including if you are not in the UK this Saturday.
The Grand National is the most popular jumps race in the world with 40 horses (runners) and riders trying their best to leap over the 30 Grand National fences that make up Aintree’s four and a half mile course. A total of 21 races will take place during the Grand National meeting with the Final set to start at 5:15pm GMT on Saturday, April 14th.
Last year’s winner, One for Arthur ridden by Derek Fox, charged clear to finish ahead of Cause of Causes and Saint Are to earn the second win by a Scottish-trained horse since Rubstic’s victory in 1979.
The final field on the top 40 horses will be completed on the Thursday and Friday before the Grand National but as it stands now Total Recall, Anibale Fly, Tiger Roll, Blacklion and Minella Rocco are the runners to bet on.
This year’s Grand National will be free to air in the UK on ITV. However, if you live outside the UK keep reading as we’ll show you how to stream the Grand National 2018 from wherever you are in the world.