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When is the 2025 Grand National?

Last updated: 15 Apr 2024
John Eastwood 15 Apr 2024
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  • We bring you the dates and vital information about the 2025 Grand National
  • The Grand National takes place at Aintree on Saturday 13th April in 2025
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Any Second Now (right) was an unlucky third behind Minella Times in last year's Grand National. (Getty)

When is the 2025 Grand National?

The 2025 Grand National will take place at Aintree racecourse on Saturday 13th April. The Grand National will be run at 4:00pm.

Who won the last Grand National?

Willie Mullins' wait for another Grand National winner ended in 2024, as favourite I Am Maximus stormed to victory under jockey Paul Townend.

What is the Gold Cup?

The Grand National is the most famous horse race in the world. This Grade Three handicap was first run at Aintree Racecourse back in 1883. The race is run on the fearsome Grand National course over a gruelling distance of four-and-a-quarter miles.

Where is the Gold Cup run?

The Grand National is run at Aintree racecourse, on Merseyside, England. This Grand National usually takes place on either the first or second Saturday in April.

Which horses will run in the Grand National?

I Am Maximus will likely return to Aintree to defend his Grand National crown in 2025. 2023 winner, Corach Rambler will attempt to win back his crown, having unseated Derek Fox at the first fence this season. Other possible runners include Corbetts Cross, Inothewayurthinkin, Intense Raffles, Nassalam and Chianti Classico.

Where can I watch the 2025 Grand National?

The 2025 Grand National will be shown live on ITV and RacingTV. If you plan on watching the racing via your mobile or tablet, then bookmakers such as bet365 will allow you to stream the race live.

Grand National Live Streaming 

The bet365 live streaming service covers a wide range of horse racing on a daily basis. Here's how to stream the 2025 Grand National live online:

  1. Visit bet365 > live streaming > horse racing
  2. Log-in or register for an account (use the bet365 bonus code NEWBONUS if opening a new account)
  3. Registered depositing users can then watch and bet on live horse racing.

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Grand National History

The Grand National is steeped in history and there has been plenty happening since the first running in 1839.

The most valuable jumps race in Europe is a big draw card for bettors and much like the Melbourne Cup in Australia, it's watched by people who wouldn't usually watch horse racing.

Founded by William Lynn in 1829, the Grand National has since been at the forefront of British racing and Aintree has been the setting for many movies and books.

One of the most famous editions was in 1928 when Tipperary Tim was the only horse to finish the race, despite there being 42 starters.

The going was very heavy and Tipperary Tim handled it well but needed some luck in the final straight as there were two horses ahead of him. 

Both horses in front failed to complete the final jump with one falling and another the saddle slipping.

The 1967 edition can only be described as mayhem with 100/1 chance Foinavon winning. The rank outsider was trailing the field by some 100 yards, but there was a big wreck up front which took out a large majority of the field.

17 jockeys remounted after the fall, but Foinavon had stolen the race and fences 7 and 23 are now named after the infamous winner.

Red Rum is the most successful Grand National winner in history, winning three times in the 1970's. The controversial jumper was the dominant jumper of its generation and will live in racing folklore for years to come.

One of the more bizarre happenings came in 1991 when the race was taken out by Seagram. The race was sponsored by Seagram, a Canadian Whiskey company.

Protests have marred the Grand National for many years by anti-racing lobbyists, but the biggest threat came in 1997 when bomb threats were received from the IRA.

The race was run two days later with 20,000 racegoers getting free admission after the race was cancelled on the Saturday.

The Grand National is run on the final day of the Grand National Festival at Aintree. Grade One races like the Aintree Bowl, Aintree Hurdle, Melling Chase and Liverpool Hurdle also take place during this three-day festival.

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