When is the Grand National? Dates and times for the 2021 Grand National and Aintree Festival

When is the Grand National? Dates and times for the 2021 Grand National and Aintree Festival

When is the 2021 Grand National? We've looked into this year's iconic race at Aintree.

When is the Grand National 2021?

The Grand National 2021 will take place on Saturday 10 April as part of the Randox Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. The three-day festival takes place between Thursday 8 and Saturday 10 April 2021 at the iconic Liverpool venue.

What time is the Grand National 2021?

The Grand National 2021 is scheduled to start at 5:15pm on Saturday 10 April.

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Who will win the Grand National?

Everyone has their own special way of picking their Grand National horse, whether it’s research, superstition or your favourite colour of silks. For those interested in what the betting suggests this year, the current favourite for the 2021 Grand National is Cloth Cap.

The nine-year-old, trained by Jonjo O’Neill and owned by Trevor Hemmings, is strongly fancied to land the prize at 4/1. Having followed up his Ladbrokes Trophy victory with a thoroughly impressive performance at Kelso, Cloth Cap has taken 24% of bets on the race in the last 30 days.

 

The second-most backed horse in that time through oddschecker is Burrows Saint. The 12/1 shot, trained by Willie Mullins, has accrued 11% of bets on the Grand National in the last 30 days. Anybody who won on the Virtual Grand National last year will be familiar with Potters Corner, who is another popular choice in the market for the real thing here at 25/1.

Where can you watch the Grand National?

You can watch the full Grand National coverage on ITV Racing or Racing TV.

Grand National Winners

Year Horse Age Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2019 Tiger Roll 9 11-5 Gordon Elliott Davy Russell 4/1
2018 Tiger Roll 8 10-13 Gordon Elliott Davy Russell 14/1
2017 One For Arthur 8 10-11 Lucinda Russell Derek Fox 14/1
2016 Rule The World 9 10-07 Mouse Morris David Mullins 33/1
2015 Many Clouds 8 11-09 Oliver Sherwood Leighton Aspell 25/1
2014 Pineau De Re 11 10-06 Dr Richard Newland Leighton Aspell 25/1
2013 Auroras Encore 11 10-03 Mrs S Smith Ryan Mania 66/1
2012 Neptune Collonges 11 11-06 P Nicholls D Jacob 33/1
2011 Ballabriggs 10 11-00 D McCain J Maguire 14/1
2010 Don’t Push It 10 11-05 J O’Neill AP McCoy 10/1JF
2009 Mon Mome 9 11-00 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 100/1
2008 Comply Or Die 9 10-09 D E Pipe T Murphy 7/1JF
2007 Silver Birch 10 10-06 G Elliott R M Power 33/1
2006 Numbersixvalverde 10 10-08 M Brassil N P Madden 11/1
2005 Hedgehunter 9 11-01 W P Mullins R Walsh 7/1F
2004 Amberleigh House 12 10-10 D McCain G Lee 16/1
2003 Monty´s Pass 10 10-07 JJ Mangan B J Geraghty 16/1
2002 Bindaree 8 10-04 N A Twiston-Davies J Culloty 20/1
2001 Red Marauder 11 10-11 N B Mason Richard Guest 33/1
2000 Papillon 9 10-12 T M Walsh R Walsh 10/1
1999 Bobbyjo 9 10-00 T Carberry P Carberry 10/1
1998 Earth Summit 10 10-05 N A Twiston-Davies C Llewellyn 7/1F
1997 Lord Gyllene 9 10-00 S A Brookshaw A Dobbin 14/1
1996 Rough Quest 10 10-07 T Casey M A Fitzgerald 7/1F
1995 Royal Athlete 12 10-06 Mrs J Pitman J F Titley 40/1
1994 Miinnehoma 11 10-08 M C Pipe R Dunwoody 16/1
1992 Party Politics 8 10-07 N A Gaselee C Llewellyn 14/1
1991 Seagram 11 10-06 D H Barons N Hawke 12/1
1990 Mr Frisk 11 10-06 K C Bailey Mr M Armytage 16/1
1989 Little Polveir 12 10-03 G B Balding J Frost 28/1
1988 Rhyme ´N´ Reason 9 11-00 D R C Elsworth B Powell 10/1
1987 Maori Venture 11 10-13 A Turnell S Knight 28/1
1986 West Tip 9 10-11 M Oliver R Dunwoody 15/2
1985 Last Suspect 11 10-05 T Forster H Davies 50/1
1984 Hallo Dandy 10 10-02 G Richards N Doughty 13/1
1983 Corbiere 8 11-04 Mrs J Pitman B de Haan 13/1
1982 Grittar 9 11-05 F Gilman Mr R Saunders 7/1F
1981 Aldaniti 11 10-13 J Gifford R Champion 10/1
1980 Ben Nevis 12 10-12 T Forster Mr C Fenwick 40/1
1979 Rubstic 10 10-00 S J Leadbetter M Barnes 25/1
1978 Lucius 9 10-09 G W Richards B R Davies 14/1
1977 Red Rum 12 11-08 D McCain T Stack 9/1
1976 Rag Trade 10 10-12 T F Rimell J Burke 14/1
1975 L’Escargot 12 11-03 D Moore T Carberry 13/2
1974 Red Rum 9 12-00 D McCain B Fletcher 11/1
1973 Red Rum 8 10-05 D McCain B Fletcher 9/1
1972 Well To Do 9 10-01 Capt. T A Forster G Thorner 14/1
1971 Specify 9 10-13 J Sutcliffe J Cook 28/1
1970 Gay Trip 8 11-05 T F Rimell P Taaffe 15/1
1969 Highland Wedding 12 10-04 T Balding E Harty 100/9
1968 Red Alligator 9 10-0 D Smith B Fletcher 100/7
1967 Foinavon 9 10-0 J Kempton J Buckingham 100/1
1966 Anglo 8 10-0 F Winter T Norman 50/1
1965 Jay Trump 8 11-05 F Winter T Smith 100/6
1964 Team Spirit 12 10-03 F Walwyn W Robinson 18/1
1963 Ayala 9 10-00 K Piggott P Buckley 66/1
1962 Kilmore 12 10-04 R Price F Winter 28/1
1961 Nicolaus Silver 9 10-01 F Rimell B Beasley 28/1
1960 Merryman II 9 10-12 N Crump G Scott 13/2F
1959 Oxo 8 10-13 M Scudamore W Stephenson 8/1
1958 Mr. What 8 10-06 T Taaffe, Sr A Freeman 18/1
1957 Sundew 11 11-07 F Hudson F Winter 20/1
1956 ESB 10 11-03 F Rimell D Dick 100/7
1955 Quare Times 9 11-00 V O’Brien P Taaffe 100/9
1954 Royal Tan 10 11-07 V O’Brien B Marshall 8/1
1953 Early Mist 8 11-02 V O’Brien B Marshall 20/1
1952 Teal 10 10-12 N Crump A Thompson 100/7
1951 Nickel Coin 9 10-01 J O’Donoghue J Bullock 40/1
1950 Freebooter 9 11-11 B Renton J Power 10/1

Grand National Sweepstake

Whether you’re having a bet on the race or not, a Grand National sweepstake is always a fun way to pick which horse to cheer home.

We’ve done the hard work for you and created a Grand National sweepstake kit – just print off the sheet and cut out each runner for your draw.

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