My Account Login | Contact Us
Photo courtesy of

In the UK, no other racing event is more popular than the Grand National. Its first race was run in the year 1839, so it can rightly boast of a very long history. It is also the most valuable jump race in Europe. The prize fund of the 2017 Grand National was £1 million.

The Grand National will be held this year at Aintree Racecourse in April. The mega racing event is not far, so you better start making your preparations, especially if you are a punter. You can bet on the Grand National by using the freebets site which ensures that you enjoy the best betting experience by giving you all the best free bets and offers. You can also enjoy all the best betting tips and news updates at the site.

So enjoy all the best offers of Paddy Power, Coral, Bet365, Betfred and Betfair. With Bet365, you can get up to £100 in bet credits. Coral has come up with the special Grand National offer of Bet £5 Get £5. While with Paddy Power, you can get your hands on £40 free bets offer. Check all the offers and then choose the one that suits your needs the best.

1- Aldaniti (1981 Grand National winner)

The success story of Aldaniti is hugely inspirational. He established himself as a top steeplechaser in the 1978-79 season. He finished third in that season's Cheltenham Gold Cup while grabbing the second position in the Scottish Grand National. Unfortunately, he suffered a serious injury in November 1979 that threatened to end his racing career.

However, he returned to horse racing in 1981 with the prestigious Grand National as his target. He won a race at Ascot Racecourse, so he was set as a favorite for winning the trophy. The amazing horse managed to get a lead at the 11th fence and never let his lead slip for the rest of the contest to win by 4 lengths.

His victory was more memorable because he was ridden by jockey Bob Champion who recovered from cancer to get this victory. Their famous victory was made into a film called Champions.

2- Manifesto (1897 and 1899 Grand National winner)

Manifesto has a big name in the history of the Grand National. The amazing British National Hunt racehorse registered two Grand National victories during his career. He competed in the prestigious race for a record 8 times. He is credited for bringing back the prestige and popularity of the Grand National which had been suffering from corruption for a long time.

The amazing horse won the 1897 Grand National by an incredible 20 lengths when his competitive rival Timon fell at the 3rd the last fence. He didn't compete in the next year but managed to win the race the year after that. Even though Manifesto had lost his footing during the race, he did well to gather himself and win the race by 5 lengths in the end.

3- Red Rum (1973, 1974 and 1977 Grand National winner)

No other racehorse has achieved as much as the legendary Red Rum. He registered three Grand National victories, a record which is still standing to this day. The amazing racehorse hadn't fallen in 100 races.

The first victory in the race is regarded as one of the greatest Grand National wins. He was 30 lengths behind from Crisp when Red Rum came with unbelievable speed and took the race away. He won the next year's Grand National too while claiming the 1977 Grand National to his name as well.

Image by leave_me_a_roan on Pixabay.

Read more articles on our section on Horse Racing.

Our Mission — Serving the professional horse person, amateur owners, occasional enthusiasts and sporting interests alike, the goal is to serve all disciplines – which often act independently yet have common needs and values.

Equine Info Exchange is totally comprehensive, supplying visitors with a world wide view and repository of information for every aspect related to horses. EIE provides the ability to search breeds, riding disciplines, horse sports, health, vacations, art, lifestyles…and so much more.

EIE strives to achieve as a source for content and education, as well as a transparent venue to share thoughts, ideas, and solutions. This responsibility also includes horse welfare, rescue and retirement, addressing the needs and concerns of all horse lovers around the world. We are proud to be a woman-owned business.