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How to Bet on Grand National Online

How to Bet on Grand National: Step by Step

If you are wondering how to bet on the Grand National in New Zealand, do not worry – it is very easy, as you will see from this step-by-step guide. The first thing to do is sign up for an account with LeoVegas Sportsbook. Just fill in a quick registration form on our home page. If you have an account already, log in with your username and password to access your account.

You can either search for horse racing on our home page or access the page in our A-Z. The Grand National betting can then be found on this page, along with the other major ante-post markets for international horse racing.

When you open the Grand National page, you will find a list of all the runners who have an entry along with their latest odds. The horses considered the favorites will be at the top of the list, while the outsiders can be found further down the page.

You can add a horse to your bet slip by clicking on the selection’s odds. You then need to add your stake and click “place bet”. We will confirm when the bet is placed.

If you don’t get the chance to watch the race, you can check the result of your bet on your account. If it was successful, you will also be able to find the details of your return.


Grand National Schedule

The Grand National Meeting at Aintree takes place over three days. Here is a look at the schedule at the racecourse in Liverpool along with the local time (BST) of the races in Liverpool, England:

Day One – Thursday, April 13

13:45 - Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade One - 2m4f)

14:20 - Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices’ Hurdle (Grade One - 2m1f)

14:55 - Aintree Bowl Chase (Grade One - 3m1f)

15:30 – Aintree Hurdle (Grade One – 2m4f)

16:05 – Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Chase (2m5f)

16:40 – Red Rum Handicap Chase (2m)

17:15 – Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Grade Two – 2m1f)

Day Two – Friday, April 14

13:45 – Aintree Handicap Hurdle (Grade Three - 2m4f)

14:20 - Top Novices’ Hurdle (Grade One - 2m½f)

14:55 – Mildmay Novices’ Chase (Grade One - 3m1f)

15:30 – The Melling Chase (Grade One – 2m4f)

16:05 – Topham Handicap Chase (Grade Three - 2m5f)

16:40 – Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Grade One - 3m½f)

17:15 – Conditional Jockeys’ And Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle (2m½f)

Day Three – Saturday, April 15

13:45 – Handicap Hurdle (Grade Three - 3m½f)

14:20 - Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade One - 2m4f)

15:00 – Maghull Novices’ Chase (Grade One – 2mf)

15:35 – Liverpool Hurdle (Grade One – 3m½f)

16:15 – Handicap Chase (Grade Three - 3m1f)

17:15 – Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade Three - 4m2½f)

18:20 – Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Grade Two – 2m1f)

Grand National Betting Markets

There are lots of ways to place a bet on the Grand National on our sportsbook. Here is a look at the popular markets.

Ante Post

An ante post bet is when you back a selection in horse racing before the final declarations are made. In the Grand National, the final declarations are announced 48 hours before the race, so if you bet before then, you will be doing so in our ante post market.

All the remaining horses with Grand National entries will be available in our ante post betting along with their latest odds. If the horse you bet on goes on to win the race, your bet is a winner. In ante post betting, if your horse does not line up on the day of the race, you lose your stake.

Each Way

An each-way bet consists of two parts. Half of your stake is bet on your horse to win, and the other half is bet on your selection to place. It is worth remembering that you need to double your unit stake to calculate your total stake in an each-way bet.

Win Bet

A win bet is the most popular type of betting that is placed in horse racing, and that is the case in the Grand National. This is a bet on a horse to win the contest at Aintree. The stake you place is bet solely on your selection to win - you will not receive any payout if the horse finishes second, third, fourth, fifth, etc.

Place Bet

To give yourself a better chance of picking up a return on your bet, many sports bettors like to back their selection in the place market. For you to win, your horse needs to finish in the placings. The number of placings varies depending on how many horses are in a race. In the Grand National, your horse needs to finish in the first four placings for your place bet to be a winner.

Boxed Bet

When you place a boxed bet, you are taking your selection in all the possible combinations in either an exacta or trifecta. If you place a boxed bet in an exacta, your horse needs to finish in the first two placings, whereas, in a boxed trifecta, it needs to finish in the front three placings.


A trifecta is a bet on three horses to finish first, second, and third. You need to select them in the correct order unless you make a combination Trifecta which covers all combinations for your three horses. This is sometimes also referred to as a tricast.


An exacta bet is on the finishing order of the first and second horses past the finish line. You need to get the correct order unless you have placed an exacta that covers both options.

Grand National Live Betting

The Grand National is a great race to place a live bet on. Due to the marathon distance of 4m2½f, the race lasts for 10 minutes on average. Here at LeoVegas, you can place a bet on the race right until the latter stages of the contest.

Live betting is a great option to have as you may miss the start of the race. Some bettors also like to watch the opening stages to see how certain horses are doing before making their decision. We update the full betting odds as the race unfolds.

As well as placing a live bet on the Grand National online, you can also watch the race on this page of our site. If you are logged into your account, you can live stream the steeplechase to your computer or mobile device.

Grand National Betting Tips

It is a good idea to look at race trends when it comes to which horse wins the Grand National. For example, an Irish-trained horse has won the last four renewals of this race. Irish horses seem to come into this race unexposed, and often on a lenient handicap mark, which means their weight is kept low. If you look at our odds for this year’s race, five of the top six horses in the Grand National betting are from Ireland.

Carrying top weight is also something that horses find difficult in this race. Only the great Red Rum has managed to win from top weight in the last 50 years. Horses that have less than 11 stone on their back tend to do well in this race. With that in mind, Corach Rambler and Mr Incredible, two horses who are the 13.0 joint-favorites, fit that profile.

Grand National Betting FAQ

What Horses Are Running In The Grand National 2023?

At the latest declaration stage of the Grand National, there were 73 horses left in the race. However, only a maximum of 40 runners can line up on the day. The top 40 runners in the official ratings will secure a place in the contest.

Noble Yeats, Any Second Now, and Delta Work finished first, second, and third respectively in 2022. They are all set to return in 2023.

Who Will Win The Grand National 2023?

This year’s Grand National is expected to be very competitive. Last year’s winner Noble Yeats returns to defend his crown and, based on the season he has had so far, he will have an excellent chance of becoming a multiple winner.

Corach Rambler represents the best chance of the British-based horses. The former Ultima Handicap Chase winner is trained by Lucinda Russell, who won the race in 2017 with One For Arthur.

Willie Mullins is one of the most successful trainers in the history of National Hunt racing. He won the marathon contest in 2005 with Hedgehunter. Mr Incredible looks to be his best chance of a second success this year.

How Can I Place A Bet On The Grand National?

You can place a bet on the Grand National online here at LeoVegas. We have an ante-post market which will be available through to the final declarations, which are announced 48 hours before the race. We then offer race betting on the steeplechase at Aintree up to and during the contest.

What Are The Odds For Grand National?

Betting is available right now on the Grand National, with Corach Rambler sitting at the top of the ante-post market at 9.0. The next best are Gaillard Du Mesnil, Mr Incredible, and Noble Yeats all at 13.0, while Any Second Now, Delta Work, and Le Milos are all 21.0.