The eyes of the sporting world will fall on Liverpool next Saturday for the 169th Grand National race.
A 500 million worldwide audience is expected to be watching on as 40 horses and jockeys race over 30 fences, competing for the £1million prize.
Last year’s winner Many Clouds goes into the race as favourite, with bookies expected to take around £500m in bets.
When is the Grand National?
The Grand National will take place on Saturday, April 9.
The race is the finale of the Crabbie’s Grand National festival which runs over three days, from Thursday, April 7 to Saturday, April 9.
What time is the Grand National race?
The race traditionally is run shortly after 4pm but this year will be run an hour later, at 5.15pm .
That means you can watch the football and then settle down and watch the race.
Where does the race take place?
The race takes place at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool. An estimated 150,000 punters are expected at the course.
When do we find out what horses are definitely competing?
An initial field of eligible horses is confirmed on Monday, April 4.
The final list of declarations will be confirmed at 10am on April 7.
Which TV channel is the Grand National on?
The race will be shown live on Channel 4, while BBC Radio 5 Live will also provide a live commentary.
What are the latest odds?
- Many Clouds – 8/1
- Silviniaco Conti – 12/1
- The Last Samuri – 12/1
- The Druids Nephew – 16/1
- Cause of Causes – 16/1
- Holywell – 16/1
- Goonyella – 20/1
- Shutthefrontdoor – 20/1
- Kruzhlinin – 25/1
- Saint Are – 25/1
- Don Poli – 25/1
- Carlingford Lough – 25/1
- Bishops Road – 25/1
- Boston Bob – 25/1
- Triolo Dalene – 25/1
- Gallant Oscar – 25/1
- Unioniste – 33/1
- Ucello Conti – 33/1
- First Lieutenant – 33/1
- Le Reve – 33/1
- Boston Bob – 33/1
- Onenightinvienna – 33/1
- Morning Assembly – 33/1
- Alvarado – 40/1
- Just A Par – 40/1