- 1 How many places pay out in Grand National
- 2 What is the best bet type for the Grand National
- 3 Who came second in the Grand National 2023
How many places pay out in Grand National
Understanding The Place Portion? – Each Way Places in the Grand National – A place bet is a type of bet that is paid out if your horse places within the top few spots. In the Grand National, a place bet is paid out if you finish in the top 4 places, though some bookmakers will offer more places offered on a race in order to make their site and sign-up offers more attractive.
As part of an each way bet, these places are referred to as each way places and you may have seen that term before. If you’ve placed a place bet on a horse at the Grand National, and your horse finished in the top 4 positions, you will be paid out. The number of places that pay out on a race are ultimately decided by the bookmaker who can add multiple extra places to some races like the Grand National, but there are a base number of places offered which is more or less determined by the number of runners in the race.
Below is a table to give you a better idea of how the number of races affects the number of places. These are by no means rules, and the number of places ultimately depends on the bookmaker. For example, some bookmakers can offer up to 8 places on the Grand National,
|No. of Runners in the Race||No. of Places Paid Out (typical)||Payout Odds (fraction of win Odds)|
|2-4||Win Only, No Places (1st)||–|
|5-7||2 places (1st, 2nd)||¼|
|8-11||3 places (1st, 2nd, 3rd)||1/5|
|12-15||3 places (1st, 2nd, 3rd)||1/4|
|16+||3 places for Graded Races (4 for Handicap Races)||1/4|
Something to note: you can see that while the number of places paid out generally stays the same when the race includes 8-11 runners or 12-15 runners. However, you’ll find that the place payout odds are lower (1/5) as the number of runners decreases because the chances that your horse places is higher in a smaller field.
Who is the most famous Grand National winner?
Grand National Stats – Horses –
Red Rum is the most successful horse, winning the Grand National three times: 1973, 1974 and 1977.The oldest winning horse was Peter Simple, aged 15 (1853); the youngest were Alcibiade (1865), Regal (1876), Austerlitz (1877), Empress (1880), Lutteur III (1909), all aged 5. Abd-El-Kader was the first horse to win back-to-back Nationals, in 1850 and 1851. The Colonel, (1869 & 1870), Reynoldstown (1935 & 1936) and Red Rum (1973 & 1974) have also retained the crown. Moiffa won in 1904. As one of the strangest Grand National stats, he disappeared a year earlier. On a trip to Liverpool from New Zealand, Moiffa’s ship was wrecked. The horse was presumed lost at sea before turning up on an outcrop south of Ireland. Golden Miller won in 1934 and became the only horse to complete the Cheltenham Gold Cup-Grand National double. Garrison Savannah narrowly failed in 1991. Manifesto ran in more races than any other horse. Between 1895 and 1904, he ran eight races, winning two and coming third three times. He only failed to finish once.Two Russian horses, Reljef and Grifel, competed in the 1961 Grand National, but neither finished. Horses from Hungary, the Czech Republic and Norway have also run with similarly disappointing results. Hungarian chaser Buszke was pulled up in 1868. While Czechoslovakian Gyi Lovam (1931), came to grief at Becher’s. He was remounted but fell again four fences later. Czech-trained Essex, Fraze and Quirinus carried automatic top-weight but didn’t complete. The 2000 renewal saw the first Norwegian-trained runner, Trinitro, fall at the first fence.Japanese thoroughbred, Fujino-O captured four consecutive renewals of the prestigious Nakayama Daishogai. He was sent to Britain to be trained for Aintree by Fulke Walwyn in 1966. He was given the automatic top-weight but failed to get competitive.Tiger Roll entered the Grand National Hall of Fame in 2019. He became the first horse since 1974 to win the race twice in a row.
Who fell at the Grand National today?
Hill Sixteen dies in Grand National 2023 at Aintree in second casualty of day The 10-year-old, whose part owner Jimmy Fyffe is a director of Dundee United football club, was attended to by vets but could not be saved after coming down with jockey Ryan Mania The Grand National: Protesters delay proceedings at Aintree
- Hill Sixteen, an 80-1 outsider trained by Sandy Thomson, suffered a fatal injury during the Randox Grand National on a mixed day for Scotland at Aintree.
- The 10-year-old, whose part owner Jimmy Fyffe is a director of Dundee United football club, was attended to by vets but could not be saved after coming down with jockey Ryan Mania at the first fence.
- Fyffe confirmed the loss of Hill Sixteen when in the winners’ enclosure an hour later when Florida Dreams captured the Grade 2 bumper race for trainer Nicky Richards.
A Jockey Club spokesperson said: “Sadly, while racing in the Grand National, Hill Sixteen sustained an unrecoverable injury. Our sincere sympathies are with connections.” Hill Sixteen became the fifth horse to die taking part in the Grand National in four runnings after two in 2022 (Eclair Surf and Discorama), the Long Mile in 2021 and Up For Review in 2019.
- Two other horses, Recite A Prayer and Cape Gentleman, were being assessed by the racecourse veterinary team after the race, while jockey Jonathan Burke was taken to hospital with a suspected arm injury after his mount Sam Brown fell at the Chair.
- Hill Sixteen was one of two horses to lose their life on the day following the death of the, the Turners Mersey Novices’ Hurdle, which was won by Irish Point.
- Dark Raven, owned by Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, had won three of his five races under rules and finished sixth in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the before his latest start for which he was sent off a 100-30 chance.
Willie Mullns-trained Dark Raven died in the third race on the card ( PA)
- Munir said on : “Thank you for all your kind messages on the sad loss of our dear Dark Raven RIP.”
- Envoye Special was racing over Grand National in a race confined by amateur riders when he lost his partner at the ninth fence, the one before Becher’s Brook.
- The Kieran Burke-trained nine-year-old continued riderless but fell at one of the subsequent fences.
- He was assessed by Aintree’s on-course veterinary team but the track subsequently confirmed he had unfortunately sustained a fatal injury.
You can find this story in Or by navigating to the user icon in the top right. : Hill Sixteen dies in Grand National 2023 at Aintree in second casualty of day
What does PU mean in racing?
Unseated – UR/U – UR or U means that a horse unseated its rider during the race. In these instances, the jockey falls off as a result of a horse jumping a fence badly, misbehaving or stumbling. Horses often continue to gallop with the field in these circumstances, but, as they are not carrying a rider, are no longer included in the results, even if they go past the winning post.
What price is the big dog in the Grand National?
The Big Dog is a ten-year-old trained by Peter Fahey who is no stranger to crossing the Irish Sea in the hunt for big marathon prizes. He is a best priced 25/1 chance for the 2023 Grand National, which takes place on Saturday 15th April. He was last seen falling behind Galopin Des Champs at the Dublin Racing Festival, but before that ran a fine race in third in the 2022 Welsh National off top weight.
What is the best bet type for the Grand National
Standard Win Bet Returns – Your stake is returned and is included in the winnings below.
The majority of wagers placed on the Grand National are ‘ Each-Way Bets ‘. This popular bet type guarantees a payout if your horse wins (1st) or finishes in 2nd, 3rd, 4th – and even 5th place counts with some bookmakers! However, standard terms for each-way bets in a handicap race with 16 or more runners are normally 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th places.
There are two important factors to remember when betting each way, Firstly, your stake amount is automatically doubled i.e. a £5 each way bet will cost you £10. This happens because the bet is actually two bets combined. You’re betting £5 your horse will win and £5 your horse will finish in the places (2nd, 3rd, 4th).
Secondly, the amount you win is dependent on whether your horse comes first or finishes in the places. If your horse wins (1st) it’s fairly simple to work out your returns, examples are shown below.
What horse is most likely to win the Grand National?
Grand National runners 2024 list – No sooner does the 2023 National end then the speculation begins over the confirmed Grand National 2024 runners and riders. Initially 85 horses entered the race this year, so we can expect to see a similar number being declared in February, with that number gradually dwindling following the Cheltenham Festival.
- A Wave Of The Sea
- Ain’t That A Shame
- Angels Dawn
- Any Second Now
- Appreciate It
- Ashtown Lad
- Authorized Art
- Back On The Lash
- Bill Baxter
- Born By The Sea
- Captain Cattistock
- Carefully Selected
- Chemical Energy
- City Chief
- Coko Beach
- Cooper’s Cross
- Corach Rambler
- Delta Work
- Diol Ker
- Enjoy d’Allen
- Eva’s Oskar
- Flash De Touzaine
- Francky du Berlais
- Fury Road
- Ga Law
- Gabbys Cross
- Gaillard du Mesnil
- Gericault Roque
- Gerri Colombe
- Hollow Games
- I Am Maximus
- Kinondo Kwetu
- Kitty’s Light
- Le Milos
- Lifetime Ambition
- Longhouse Poet
- Lord Lariat
- Mahler Mission
- Major Dundee
- Midnight River
- Minella Trump
- Mister Coffey
- Monbeg Genius
- Mr Incredible
- Noble Yeats
- Our Power
- Panda Boy
- Roi Mage
- Royale Pagaille
- Sail Away
- Snow Leopardess
- The Big Breakaway
- The Big Dog
- The Real Whacker
- Velvet Elvis
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Who came second in the Grand National 2023
Grand National 2023 full result Corach Rambler stormed to victory in the Randox to the delight of trainer Lucinda Russell and jockey Derek Fox. Backing up success at last month’s Cheltenham Festival, the nine-year-old negotiated a chaotic race to validate its pre-race status as an 8-1 favourite. A brave effort from last year’s winner Noble Yeats, despite a big weight, secured an impressive fourth. It was a second victory in the world’s greatest steeplechase for Russell and Fox, after One For Arthur in 2017. Russell said: “Those guys that went out to protest on the course, they think it’s about horse welfare but that horse loves the sport.
- He loves everything that he does.
- He’s kept in the best condition and I’m just so delighted that he can run in a race like that and perform like that.
- He has got greatness and it’s what he deserves.
- Corach Rambler, in our hearts, is just the best horse.
- Now in the public hearts he is as well.
- To win the National, I know how important it is, I know how it changed my life with Arthur – for Corach to achieve that too is just fantastic.
Derek Fox pours water over Corach Rambler after winning the Grand National “It’s all about the horse, for me it’s not about the betting – though I did back him and quite a lot actually. “I hope those guys who were protesting will look at our website and our Facebook posts and see how they are looked after.
- It is so important they understand how we care for them every inch of the way.
- It is about Corach, he is just amazing.
- He took to those fences brilliantly, he understood them, he worked them out – he loved it.” Fox had sat out the first two days of the meeting in order to recover from injury in time to ride Corach Rambler.
He said: “He is just the most wonderful thing ever, he deserved to win this. I got a fall last week and banged my shoulder, it was far from ideal. I was worried all week, I thank God I was back in time because it was the thrill of my life to ride him. Jockey Derek Fox and trainer Lucinda Russell after winning the Randox Grand National “It’s thanks to the support of Lucinda and Scu (Peter Scudamore, assistant trainer and Russell’s partner) for having the faith in me to put me up after not riding all week.
- “I think he’d the profile and he’s loads of class – I just can’t believe it.”
- Any Second Now, Cape Gentleman, Capodanno and Velvet Elvis all pulled up.
- While Delta Work, Darasso, Cloudy Glen, Diol Ker, Eva’s Oskar, Galvin, Longhouse Poet, Lifetime Ambition and Gabbys Cross, Recite A Prayer and Mr Incredible were all unseated.
Corach Rambler ridden by Derek Fox (right) on their way to winning the Randox Grand National There are seven part-owners of the Grand National winner Corach Rambler, from 21-year-old student Cameron Sword to breeder Paul Hillis and trainer Lucinda Russell. The group call themselves the Ramblers, as Sword revealed to the Telegraph,
- 13.45 – EFT Systems Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1) Grade 1 2m
- 1 Jonbon (Aidan Coleman) 2-11 Fav
- 2 Marvel De Cerisy (Rachael Blackmore) 15-2
- 3 Fusain (B S Hughes) 40-1
- 14.25 – Village Hotel Club Handicap Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 3 3m ½f
- 1 West Balboa (Harry Skelton) 9-2 Fav
- 2 Pounding Poet (R T Dunne) 50-1
- 3 Mill Green (N de Boinville) 14-1
- 4 Good Time Jonny (Liam McKenna) 11-2
- 15.00 – Turners Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 1 2m 4f
- 1 Irish Point (D N Russell) 5-1
- 2 Kateira (Harry Skelton) 14-1
- 3 Hermes Allen (H Cobden) 3-1 Fav
- 15.35 – JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 1 3m ½f
- 1 Sire Du Berlais (M P Walsh) 8-1
- 2 Marie’s Rock (N de Boinville) 5-1
- 3 Flooring Porter (D E Mullins) 3-1 Fav
- 16.15 – William Hill Freebooter Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 1) Grade 3 3m 1f
- 1 Midnight River (Harry Skelton) 15-2
- 2 Bowtogreatness (Ben Jones) 12-1
- 3 Kinondo Kwetu (Jonathan England) 10-1
- 17.15 – Randox Grand National Steeple Chase (Grade 3) 4m 2½f
- 1 Corach Rambler (D R Fox) 8-1 Fav
- 2 Vanillier (S W Flanagan) 20-1
- 3 Gaillard Du Mesnil (P Townend) 10-1
- 4 Noble Yeats (S Bowen) 10-1
- 5 The Big Dog (A Coleman) 12-1
- 6 Born By The Sea (P Enright) 50-1
- 7 Roi Mage (F De Giles) 33-1
- 8 Mister Coffey (N de Boinville) 33-1
18.20 – Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Grade 2) 2m 1f PA contributed to this report : Grand National 2023 full result