Irish Grand National Betting Offers
Staged at Fairyhouse racecourse each year, horse racing fans always look forward to tackling the Irish Grand National betting market – with the race always run during the Easter period, and normally on Easter Monday.
The Irish Grand National is run over the distance of 3m5f and has 24 fences to be jumped, always being run on Easter Monday, then the actual date of the race can vary from year-to-year with the Easter holidays varying each year – the 2021 Irish Grand National will be run on Monday 5th April 2021.
Irish Grand National Betting Offers 2021
You can bet on the Irish Grand National with the UK’s biggest bookmakers:
Irish Grand National Bookmakers
Most of the main bookmakers will have Irish Grand National betting odds in the build-up to the race on their ante-post section – but if your Irish Grand National runner doesn’t make the race you will lose your stake.
The Irish Grand National odds can be taken this way, or you can wait until the day of the race to have a bet on the 2021 Irish Grand National.
The Irish Grand National was sponsored by leading bookmaker Ladbrokes between 2011 and 2013, with its current backer – Boylesports – taking over in 2014 and is now one of the main layers when it comes to Irish Grand National betting.
Irish Grand National Favourites – Ante-post Betting Guide
Betting ante-post on the Irish Grand National means you can place a bet on any horse in a bookmaker’s ante-post betting market weeks in advance of the race. This gives punters the chance to bet ante-post on the Irish Grand National and in many cases grab much better odds.
However, betting ante-post on the Irish Grand National also comes with a lot of risks. If you horse doesn’t run, or make the final Irish Grand National runners then you will lose your full ante-post stake.
Some Irish Grand National bookmakers might offer a ‘non-runner, no bet’ concession in the build-up to the race – if they do then if you place a Irish Grand National ante-post bet after this offer is in place, then should your horse become a non-runner then you WILL then get your stake refunded.
Therefore, ante-post betting comes with some choices. Yes, you might be able to get bigger odds betting odds by placing Irish Grand National bets well before the race, but if your horse doesn’t run then you are running the risk of losing your stake.
The advice is unless you are more than certain your Irish Grand National horse will run in the race, then wait until either a bookmaker is offering a ‘non-runner, no bet’ concession, or until a few days before the race when the final Irish Grand National runners are declared.
Irish Grand National Favourites 2021
*All odds subject to change.
Irish Grand National Odds
Betting on the Irish Grand National always hots up from January onwards, which is just after the Welsh National and the English Grand National – but this sometimes depends on when Easter is each year.
Ante-post markets for Irish Grand National betting will get more popular as the race draws closer. The Irish Grand National odds will change through this period based on horses that are being aimed at the race performing well in trial races or being confirmed as an Irish Grand National runner in the build-up to the race.
If you are betting ante-post on the 2021 Irish Grand National then be aware that if your Irish Grand National runner DOESN’T run in the race, you will lose your stake.
In the days before the race there will be more Irish Grand National tips put out by horse racing pundits and sometimes these can always influence the Irish Grand National betting odds.
Irish Grand National Tips
When looking at the Irish Grand National betting markets then past winners can often give us some Irish Grand National tips and clues.
In the last 10 years, we’ve seen 9 Irish Grand National winners trained in Ireland, while 7 of the last 10 successful Irish Grand National runners were aged 8 or younger.
The 2019 Irish Grand National winner – Burrows Saint – returned as the 6/1 favourite in the Irish Grand National betting market – but this 2019 Irish Grand National winner was only the third winning Irish Grand National favourite to win the race since 2003.
Burrows Saint could be back for more in the 2021 Irish Grand National as he’ll be looking to become the first back-to-back winner of the Irish Grand National since Brown Lad (1975 and 1976).
Irish Grand National Previous Winners
Recent Irish Grand National Winners:
- 2020 – Cancelled
- 2019 – BURROWS SAINT (6/1 fav)
- 2018 – GENERAL PRINCIPLE (20/1)
- 2017 – OUR DUKE (9/2 fav)
- 2016 – ROGUE ANGEL (16/1)
- 2015 – THUNDER AND ROSES (20/1)
- 2014 – SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR (8/1 fav)
- 2013 – LIBERTY COUNSEL (50/1)
- 2012 – LION NA BEARNAI (33/1)
- 2011 – ORGANISEDCONFUSION (12/1)
- 2010 – BLUESEA CRACKER (25/1)
- 2009 – NICHE MARKET (33/1)
- 2008 – HEAR THE ECHO (33/1)
- 2007 – BUTLER’S CABIN (14/1)
- 2006 – POINT BARROW (20/1)
- 2005 – NUMBERSIXVALVERDE (9/1)
- 2004 – GRANIT D’ESTRUVAL (33/1)
- 2003 – TIMBERA (11/1)
Irish Grand National Betting Trends
To help find the winner of the 2021 Irish Grand National then looking at past renewals of the race and building up some Irish Grand National trends can often help in finding the winner of the Irish Grand National.
For example, a massive 16 of the last 17 Irish Grand National winners carried 10st 13lbs in weight – backed up again in the 2019 Irish Grand National when the winner – Burrows Saint – won with 10st 8lbs.
16 of the last 17 Irish Grand National winners had also run in a race within the last eight weeks and has also won previously over at least 3 miles.
These key Irish Grand National trends can often have an impact on Irish Grand National betting odds and market, especially when the final Irish Grand National runners are announced and racing fans look for horses that fit the best profiles of past Irish Grand National winners.
Key Irish Grand National Betting Trends
- 16/17 – Carried 10-13 or LESS
- 16/17 – Had raced within the last 8 weeks
- 16/17 – Won over at least 3m previously
- 15/17 – Winning distance – 5 lengths or less
- 14/17 – Irish bred
- 14/17 – Carried 10-8 or LESS
- 14/17 – Aged 9 or younger
- 13/17 – Came from outside the top 3 in the betting
- 13/17 – Returned a double-figure price
- 13/17 – Won by an Irish-based trainer
- 12/17 – Carried 10-6 or LESS
- 12/17 – Had raced at Fairyhouse previously
- 11/17 – Unplaced favourites
- 10/17 – Finished fourth or better last time out
- 10/17 – Had raced within the last 4 weeks
- 8/17 – Rated between 130-136
- 4/17 – Won by an English-based trainer
- 3/17 – Ran at Navan last time out
- 3/17 – Won last time out
- 3/17 – Winning favourites
- Only two horses since 2000 to win with more than 11-0, Our Duke (2017) & Commanche Court (2000)
How to Watch the Irish Grand National?
Many bookmakers will give their online customers the chance to watch the Irish Grand National if they’ve placed a bet on the Irish Grand National – there are sometimes minimum bet requirements in place in order to qualify to watch the race (check with your bookmaker).
High Street bookmakers will also show the Irish Grand National live in their shops, while horse racing subscription channel – Racing TV – also show LIVE horse racing from Fairyhouse so if you’ve got access to this channel this is another way to watch the Irish Grand National.
Irish Grand National History
Run at Fairyhouse racecourse at their Easter Festival each year, the Irish Grand National is one of the jumping highlights each year.
The 2021 Irish Grand National will be run on Monday 5th April.
The race is open to horses aged 5 or older and run over a trip of 3m5f, with 24 fences to jump.
The Irish Grand National was first run in 1870, with the first horse to win the Irish Grand National being Sir Robert Peel.
The Irish Grand National can also be a guide to the Aintree Grand National. Depending when Easter is then sometime the Irish Grand National can be run before the Aintree Grand National and sometimes after.
In 2005 a horse called Numbersixvalverde won the Irish Grand National and then followed-up by winning the Aintree Grand National in 2006. Bobby Jo is another example of this after winning the Irish Grand National in 1998 and the Aintree Grand National in 1999.
Another big Irish Grand National runner over the years to win the race were Desert Orchid (1990), while the last horse to win back-to-back Irish Grand Nationals was Brown Lad in 1975 and 1976.
1. What date is the Irish Grand National 2021?
Monday 5th April 2021 (Easter Monday)
2. What Time is the Irish Grand National?
3. Where is the Irish Grand National?
Staged at Fairyhouse racecourse, Ireland
4. Who won the Irish Grand National 2019?
Burrows Saint (1st 6/1 fav), Trainer: Willie Mullins, Jockey: Ruby Walsh
5. Will Tiger Roll run in the Irish Grand National 2020?
No, the two-time Aintree Grand National winner did not run in the Irish Grand National for the second time as the race was cancelled. He was pulled-up in the 2017 renewal.
6. Will the Irish Grand National 2020 go ahead?
The Irish Grand National 2020 was cancelled, but the 2021 is set to be run on Monday 5th April 2021.
7. How do I hear the Irish Grand National on Radio
Some leading bookmakers – like William Hill – have a dedicated horse racing radio channel so there is every chance they will be broadcasting the Irish Grand National commentary on Monday 5th April 2021.