The Grand National inaugurated back in 1839 but has quickly established itself as the most widely viewed and important horse race in the world. It is ran over 4 miles and 514 yards with the horses jumping 30 fences in total over the two laps of the Aintree track. The prize fund for the event has now reached £1 million as many horses challenge for the coveted prize.
It is estimated that around 500-600 million people will view the 2018 running of the race in over 140 countries which further backs up the popularity behind the event. There has been so many champions over the years to contest the race and none more so than the mighty Red Rum. The incredible horse won the race in 1973, 1974 and 1977 with two runner up finishes in 1975 and 1976. The 2018 running of the race is set to be no different as Blaklion heads the betting. The latest Betfair odds on the Grand National has the 2017 Beecher Chase winner in at 12/1. Check out the infographic below to find out all you need to know about the Grand National festival.