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The Grand National

The incredible spectacle that the National provides is what makes the event so special to the large number of viewers around the world. It is now estimated that around 500 to 600 million people will watch the race in over 140 different countries which further backs up the point of the popularity of the event. The Grand National provides such a unique test or both horse and rider which is why is draws so much attention from the public.

The race inaugurated back in 1839 and has continued to grow over time with a wider audience. Prize money has also continued to grow which now stands at £1 million meaning it is the most valuable jump race in Europe and is the reason why more connections are targeting their top horses on the race. In the past connections of the top Gold cup horses would not contest the race but this has changed in recent times with the victories of the likes of Neptune Collonges and Many Clouds.

With the Grand National now just a few months away anticipation is continuing to build ahead of the big race. The favourite going into the race is Blaklion as he looks to improve upon last year’s 4th place finish. It is also worth looking at the amazing Grand National odds on the new Paddy Power site. Check out this infographic so see the key attributes that are required to have success in this famous race.