The 2017 Grand National fast approaches on the heels of another successful running of the annual Cheltenham Festival. Now, horse racing turns to Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool for three days of racing excellence capped off by the Randox Health Grand National.
Recommended Horse Racing Betting Sites
Multiple bookmakers will be on-hand taking bets at the historic racecourse, but even more betting sites will be doing the same over the internet. For those of us who won’t be attending the festivities in person, we have just as great an opportunity to bet on the Grand National from the comfort of home.
In fact, we may have it even better as we following along from home; the world’s biggest racebooks have already released numerous Grand National betting bonuses and special promotions as they compete for our business. There is a lot of value to be had this year, so today’s post will be dedicated entirely to detailing the best 2017 Grand National offers from the best betting sites.
Listing the Top Grand National Offers
We begin today’s post with a table summarizing every worthwhile Grand National offer and then continue below with all the relevant details for each offer. All you have to do is pick the offer(s) that look the best for your particular needs and follow the links to visit each bookmaker to claim your special.
|Betting Site||Offer(s)||Visit Now|
|RaceBets||-100% welcome bonus up to £/€ 50|
-100/1 on any Grand National horse
|ComeOn||-£/€ 10 Free Bet|
-Predict Grand National winners and win tickets to the Epsom Derby
|Paddy Power||-Each-way bets paid 6 places @ 1/5 odds|
-Non runner, money back guarantee
|Coral||-Each-way bets paid 7 places @ 1/5 odds|
-Non runner, money back guarantee
-Free bet if you back a winner at 2/1 or greater
In our Cheltenham post, the section on special promotions described standard welcome bonuses and generic “best odds guaranteed” types of offers in addition to Cheltenham-specific offers. I’m not going to repeat all that again here today because every worthwhile racebook provides generic racing promotions. This post will be detailing offers that are specific to the Grand National.
RaceBets.com: 100/1 on Any Horse to Win the Grand National
The name of this offer says it all. RaceBets.com has the biggest enhanced odds multiplier you are likely to ever see. Pick any horse racing in the Grand National and place a bet on either the ante-post or day-of market and if that horse wins, you’ll be paid at 100/1 odds.
The catch is that the maximum qualifying bet to be paid at 100/1 is €/£ 1. Still, it’s a great deal that’s worth nabbing even if you do plan on betting more than that this year.
You can claim this offer by signing up for an account at RaceBets.com and then logging in and visiting the “Bonus” section. Use the bonus code GN1001 and then place a bet bet on the Grand National winner.
RaceBets.com has become one of the best betting sites for horse racing thanks in part to a solid reputation and an intense focus on nothing but racing. Not surprisingly, Racebets.com also has some of the best betting promotions for this year’s Aintree Festival.
You can also claim a 100% welcome bonus for all new customers, regardless of which races you eventually bet on. Just sign up, make a deposit and they will double your first deposit for up to €/£ 50 extra.
ComeOn.com: Predict Grand National Results to Win Tickets to the Epsom Derby
Join ComeOn.com on Twitter and submit your predictions of the winners of three races each day throughout the Grand National. The better your predictions, the more points you get for the leaderboard. On 10 April, ComeOn will announce the winners of the competition and award prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
- 1st Place: 2 Queen’s Stand tickets at the Epsom Derby
- £50 in free bets
- £30 in free bets
Send your predictions to @ComeOnPulse via Twitter and make sure you’re following the ComeOn page. You also need to be a resident of the UK, have an account at ComeOn.com and previously deposited and bet at least £10 on sports at ComeOn to participate. Winners will be announced on Monday, 10 April.
Paddy Power: Each Way Bets Paid 6 Places
PaddyPower.com is extending its each-way bets out to six places with odds of 1/5 on the place portion of your bet. If you fancy each-way bets (which combine a win bet with a place bet into one), Paddy Power should be your first stop for betting on the Grand National this year.
Additionally, Paddy Power has activated its non-runner money back guarantee for the 2017 Grand National. If you back a horse and your horse does not run for any reason, Paddy Power will refund your bet for all wagers except for tote bets.
Coral: Multiple Grand National Offers
Betting website Coral.co.uk is going all-out on the Grand National this year with three special offers available this week. First, Coral are going “non runner, no bet” throughout the duration of the festival at Aintree. Any bets you place on horses that end up not running will be refunded to your account as cash.
Second, Coral are paying 7 places on all each-way bets at 1/5 odds. This is even better than the Paddy Power special, which is a worthy promotion of its own. But at Coral, you’ll be paid all the way down to 7 places on all of your Grand National each-way bets.
And third, Coral are handing out free bets to all winners to make your winning bets all the sweeter. If you back a horse to win at odds of 2/1 or more and your horse wins, Coral will match your original stake for up to €/£ 25 in free bets in addition to your standard winnings.
Ante Post Grand National Betting Odds
With 21 races scheduled across the 2017 Grand National at Aintree and some 600 million people expected to tune in on TV, this will be one of the largest betting events of the year. What that means for you is many, many markets to choose from at all the best online bookmakers.
We won’t be listing the ante-post odds for every single race this time around – we are instead going to compare the odds of the main event across each of the best online racing betting sites. Below are the top 20 runners as priced according to each bookmaker. You can visit any major betting site to find a whole list of additional races, alternative markets and more.
|Vieux Lion Rouge||10/1||10/1||10/1|
|More of That||12/1||14/1||12/1|
|Cause of Causes||12/1||12/1||12/1|
|One for Arthur||14/1||14/1||14/1|
|The Last Samurai||14/1||14/1||14/1|
|Saphir du Rheu||16/1||20/1||20/1|
|The Young Master||16/1||18/1||20/1|
|Thunder and Roses||28/1||33/1||25/1|
|Just a Par||33/1||40/1||33/1|