Grand National sweepstake: Your essential kit for the race! Get yourself ready for the Grand National with Sportsmail's brilliant sweepstake kit. History has been written about the legendary runners and riders who have triumphed in the Grand National, each of them demonstrating that. The Grand National is a National Hunt horse race held annually at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England. First run in , it is a handicap steeplechase Sponsor : Randox Health. A maximum of 40 runners can line up in the race and any withdrawals will mean horses outside the current top 40 will be allowed to run. Apr 06 Twiston-Davies's Angel Flies Home Apr 06 Defi Definitely First Among Juveniles Apr 06 Lizzie Comes Good After Cheltenham Disappointment Apr 06 Henderson D'Air's To Dream With Buveur Apr 06 Mickey Matches Dad With A Winner Over The Big Fences Apr 07 Lizzie Kelly Reflects This Morning Apr 07 Henderson Strikes First On Ladies Day With Rather Be Apr 08 Quotes from winning trainer Lucinda Russell Apr 08 Russell does Scotland Proud Apr 08 Reaction from winning jockey Derek Fox Apr 11 Potts, Power and Tizzard on top at the Randox Health Grand National Festival Apr 28 Grand National winner, Amberleigh House passes away. We suggest you split thewinnings as follows: Sizing Cadelco hits the third-last and Rightdownthemiddle makes a challenge The other 13 riders who never won or have not as yet won, having had more than 12 rides in the race are:. The favourite for the Grand National is Definitly Red — at — ridden by Danny Cook. Two years before the Grand National , jockey Bob Champion had been diagnosed with testicular cancer and given only months to live by doctors. Hedgehunter , who would go on to win in , fell at the last while leading. The record is nine times, by David Dick. Today it is one of the most popular jumps on the course for spectators. Retrieved 15 November News Latest Updates Apr 05th All the latest news and updates from Aintree Racecourse ahead of the start of the Randox Health Grand National Festival. List of Grand National winners. Inwhen further changes were made to introduce a more flexible fence structure, there were no fatalities in the race itself although two horses died in run-up races over the same course. Lord Oaksey on Carrickbeg inNorman Williamson on Mely Moss inand Richard Pitman on Crisp in Pavilion Restaurant Sold. The weather and the ground are coming right for. The runners started at a lane on the edge of the racecourse and raced away from the course out over open countryside towards the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. List of equine grand national in the Grand National.