On the day that the whole country stops to watch one race, it’s useful to know exactly what is happening. The Grand National is National Hunt horse race held each year at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool. As the most valuable jump race in Europe, the prize pot for 2018 is expected to exceed £1,000,000, so it’s not hard to see why so many people across the country are interested in watching.
A big part of this race are the jumps and these are famous in racing for the difficulty, design and height the horses have to contend with. Many of these jumps have names and distinguishing features unseen anywhere else on the racing calendar so we thought we’d show you exactly what they are like and who knows, it could help you with your Grand National betting!