Crabbies Grand National 2016

The 169th running of the Grand National will have an estimated worldwide viewing audience of 600 million.

About the Race


On Saturday, 9 April, the 2016 Crabbie's Grand National will see 40 horses and jockeys line up to race across the famous fences. Find out more about the course, the history and the winners. 

Grand National trends


Want to know how to pick a Grand National winner?  Hindsight is a great thing and a close look at the trends that have established themselves over the years will help you draw up a shortlist of horses before deciding who to place your bet on.

Race Overview


Held annually at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England, the Grand National is a National hunt horse race which was first run officially in 1839. It is the most valuable jump race in Europe, with a prize fund of over £1 million in 2016.

Grand National Podcast


Gary Capewell joins Alex Dunn on the latest William Hill Racing Podcast, and offers his thoughts on the National itself, analysing the movers and shakers and in the betting and putting forward his best bets in the race.