Irish Grand National Betting Offers

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The Irish Grand National is one of the highlights on the National Hunt racing calendar alongside other races like the Grand National hosted at Aintree. Being a top quality race, there are often a host of attractive Irish Grand National betting offers and free bets available too, so get up to speed with the trends, form and the best promotions currently available.

Irish Grand National betting offers and free bets

You can bet on the Irish Grand National with the UK’s biggest betting sites. If it’s your first bet, you’ll be able to benefit from a welcome offer too, while offers open to existing customers will also be highlighted below.

Paddy Power Irish Grand National betting offers

Up to £50 in Sports Free Bets - Money back as a Free Bet if any of your 1st 5 bets lose
Place 5x£10 Sportsbook bets on any Horse racing market at minimum odds of 2.0 (Evs), and get money back as a Free Bet if it loses. Max refund per qualifying bet is £10 (up to £50 in total). Only deposits made via Cards will be eligible for the promotion (Apple Pay excluded). T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs

Boylesports Irish National betting offers

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*New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min Deposit £10. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Account & Payment method restrictions apply. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply. T&Cs apply Full T&Cs

QuinnBet Irish Grand National offers

Get 50% Back as a Free Bet up to £35 Plus 10 Free Spins!
We’ve enhanced our UK Sportsbook Welcome Offer. Get 50% Back as a Free Bet up to £35 (normally £25) plus 10 Free Spins! A minimum of 3 bets at odds of evens (2.00) or greater is required to qualify for the max free bet, which is based on 50% back of first day losses. Even if your account is up, a single £10 Bet at the minimum odds, secures a £5 Free Bet & 10 Free Spins. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | GambleAware.org Full T&Cs

bet365 Irish National betting offers

Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365.
Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. Registration required. Full T&Cs

BetMGM Irish Grand National betting offers

BET £10 GET £40 IN FREE BETS
New cust only. 7 days to opt in by placing a £10 qualifying bet at 1/1 (2.0) odds or greater to receive 4x Free Bets: 1 x £10 horse racing, 1 x £10 Bet Builder, 1 x £10 Acca and 1 x £10 football. 7 day expiry. Exclusions apply. Stake not returned. T&Cs apply. 18+. GambleAware.org. Full T&Cs

William Hill Irish National betting offers

Bet £10 Get £30, Credited as 3 x £10 bets
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Ladbrokes Irish Grand National betting offers

£20 In Free Bets Ker-Ching - When you bet £5 on horse racing
18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 4x £5 free bets. Free bets available to use on selected sportsbook markets only. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions + T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs

Betfred Irish National betting offers

Bet £10, Get £50 in Bonuses
New customers only. Register (excl. 13/04/24) with WELCOME50. First bet £10+ at Evens (2.0)+ on Sports within 7 days to get Free Bets: £20 In-Play, £20 Acca & 50 x £0.20 (£10) Free Spins on Fishin’ Frenzy within 10 hours of settlement. 7-day expiry. Eligibility & payment exclusions apply. Full T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs

Coral Irish Grand National betting offers

Get A £20 Free Bet - When you bet £5 on Horse Racing
18+ New UK+IRE Customers. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 1x £20 free bet. Free bet available to use on selected sportsbook markets only. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions + T&Cs apply Full T&Cs

Betfair Irish Grand National betting offers

GET £40 IN FREE BET MULTIPLES When you place £10 bet on Sportsbook
Place a min £10 bet on Sportsbook on odds of min EVS (2.0), get £40 in Free Bet Builders, Accumulators or multiples to use on any sport. Rewards valid for 30 days. Only deposits via cards or Apple Pay will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly. Full T&Cs

10bet Irish National betting offers

100% up to £50
New bettors; Code SPORT; Wager deposit & bonus 8x; Max qualifying bet stake=initial bonus; Valid 60 days; Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply; T&C apply; 18+ Full T&Cs

BetVictor Irish Grand National betting offers

Get £40 in Free Bets when you bet £20 on Horse Racing
18+ New Customers only. Opt in, bet £20 on Horse Racing, 1/1+ odds in 7 days, no cash out. Get £40 in Free Bets on set markets valid 7 days. Debit Card / Apple Pay payments only. T&Cs apply. gambleaware.org | Please Gamble Responsibly. Full T&Cs

Tote Irish National betting offers

Bet £10 Get £40 in Bonuses
New customers online only. Only valid with code B10G40 on registration. £10 min stake on racing pools (if EW then min £10 Win + £10 Place) placed within 7 days of registration. Receive £30 Tote Credit and 50 Free Spins on selected game within 48 hours of qualifying bet settlement. 7-day expiry. Qualifying bet is the first racing pool bet added to the bet-slip. 18+. Gambleaware.org . Full T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs

Betway Irish National betting offers

£30 Matched Free Bet if your first Acca loses + 100 Free Spins on Gold Blitz
*New UK customers only. Min Stake: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football or Horse Racing multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 100 Free Spins on Gold Blitz (£0.10 per spin) credited on settlement of qualifying Acca bet. No wagering requirements on free spin winnings. Debit Card deposit only (exclusions apply). This offer is valid 7 days from the new account being registered. 18+ GambleAware.org . Bet the Responsible Way. Full terms apply. Full T&Cs

Matchbook Irish Grand National offers

£20 Welcome Offer
The user must enter Bonus Code ‘MB20’ during registration Minimum Odds of 1.8 for first bet to qualify. Losses will be refunded on first bet only, as a free bet - up to £20. Users cannot back and lay the same selection on the first bet. Qualifying bets open to Exchange, Matchbook Zero & Multiples Only open to users who deposit via debit card. New Customers Only. 18+. GambleAware. Full T&Cs

Irish Grand National – All you need to know

Here are some key facts and figures to help you get up to speed when it comes to the Irish Grand National, which is the biggest horse that follows the popular Cheltenham Festival that takes place in mid March every year.

How long is the Irish Grand National?

The Irish Grand National is a jumps race, run on the final day of the Fairyhouse Easter Festival each year. The race is one of the longer races on the calendar, run over 3 miles and 5 furlongs, making it slightly longer than the Gold Cup, and around 5 furlongs shorter than the English Grand National. There are a total of 24 fences to be jumped.

When is the Irish Grand National held?

The actual date of the race varies from year-to-year in line with the Easter holidays. Next year, the Irish Grand National will be run on Monday 21st April 2025.

Where is the Irish Grand National run?

The Irish Grand National is of course ran in Ireland at the very famous Fairyhouse Racecourse.

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. In 2005, a horse called Numbersixvalverde won the Irish Grand National and followed-up by winning the Aintree Grand National in 2006. Bobby Jo is another example of this, winning the Irish Grand National in 1998 and the Aintree Grand National in 1999.

Another famous Irish Grand National winner the race was Desert Orchid (1990), while the last horse to win back-to-back Irish Grand Nationals was Brown Lad in 1975 and 1976.

Bet £10, Get £20 in Free Bets
*New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min Deposit £10. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Account & Payment method restrictions apply. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply. T&Cs apply Full T&Cs

Irish Grand National confirmed runners

There are only 30 horses allowed to race in the 2024 Grand National. Currently, 33 Irish Grand National runners have been announced, and there’s betting available at all the best betting sites. Due to the maximum amount of horses allowed to run only being 30, as well as course conditions possibly being deemed unsuitable for their horses by certain trainers, some of the horses mentioned in the list below will not run.

With this in mind, you should look for bookies offering Non Runner No Bet insurance. This offer, often shortened to NRNB or NRNB (non-runner money-back), guarantees you’ll get your stake back if your horse doesn’t take part in the race for any reason.

Be sure to keep an eye on this page as will be updating it with up to 30 confirmed runners once the list is confirmed.

The horses that ran in the 2024 Irish Grand National are as follows:

  • Nick Rockett
  • Intense Raffles
  • Good Time Jonny
  • Yeah Man
  • Any Second Now
  • Wellhavewan
  • Hartur Darc
  • Senior Chief
  • Favouri De Champdou
  • Desertmore House
  • Daily Present
  • Where It All Began
  • Minella Cocooner
  • Macs Charm
  • Cool Survivor
  • Wheres Frankie
  • Churchstonewarrior
  • Digby
  • Frontal Assault
  • Farouk Dalene
  • Diol Ker
  • Street Value
  • Run Wild Fred
  • Dunboyne
  • History Of Fashion
  • Royal Thief
Bet £10 Get £30, Credited as 3 x £10 bets
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Irish Grand National favourites & best odds

Ten of the top contenders for the Irish Grand National are listed below, alongside their biggest achievements to date and current Irish Grand National betting odds.

HorseMost notable result2024 Irish Grand National odds*
Nick Rockett2023 Dunboyne Castle Novice winner11/2
Intense Raffles2024 Irish Stallion Farms winner7/1
Yeah Man2024 Grand National Trial Handicap Chase winner (Haydock)15/2
Senior Chief2024 Beginners Chase winner9/1
Wellhavewan2023 Navan Handicap Hurdle winner10/1
Good Time Jonny2023 Pertemps Hurdle winner11/1
Where It All Began2024 Grand National Trial Handicap Chase winner (Punchestown)12/1
Any Second Now2022 Grand National 2nd Place14/1
Wheres Frankie2024 Leopardstown Handicap Chase winner14/1
Hartur Darc2024 Leinster National Handicap Chase winner16/1

*All Irish Grand National betting odds last updated at 4pm on 1st April 2024 and subject to change. 

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Irish Grand National previous winners

The Irish Grand National has always had some surprises and we normally see the favourite lose the race at Fairyhouse Racecourse in County Meath. Here are a list of the last 10 Irish Grand National winners, as well as their odds to show you how they were tipped ahead of the race.

YearWinnerSPTrainerJockey
2024Intense Raffles13/2Thomas GibneyJJ Slevin
2023I Am Maximus8/1Willie MullinsPaul Townend
2022Lord Lariat40/1Dermot McLoughlinPaddy O’Hanlon
2021Freewheelin Dylan150/1Dermot McLoughlinRicky Doyle
2020Cancelled
2019Burrows Saint6/1Willie MullinsRuby Walsh
2018General Principle20/1Gordon ElliottJ J Slevin
2017Our Duke9/2Jessica HarringtonRobbie Power
2016Rogue Angle16/1Mouse MorrisGer Fox
2015Thunder and Roses20/1Sandra HughesKatie Walsh
2014Shutthefrontdoor8/1Jonjo O’NeillBarry Geraghty
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Irish Grand National Betting Trends

To help find the winner of the Irish Grand National, looking at past renewals of the race and building up some Irish Grand National trends can often help.

For example, a massive 18 of the last 20 Irish Grand National winners carried less than 11st in weight, backed up again in the 2022 Irish Grand National when the winner, Lord Lariat, won with just 9st 12lbs. The 2013 winner Liberty Counsel weighed only 9st 5lbs.

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

  • 18/20 – Winning Irish Grand National weight was 10st 13lbs or less
  • 18/20 – Won over at least 3m previously
  • 18/20 – Had raced within the last 8 weeks
  • 17/20 – Winning distance – 5 lengths or less
  • 17/20 – Aged 9 or younger
  • 16/20 – Winning Irish National weight was 10st 8lbs or less
  • 16/20 – Irish bred
  • 16/20 – Irish Grand National winner came from outside the top 3 in the betting
  • 16/20 – Won by an Irish-based trainer
  • 15/20 – Returned a double-figure price or bigger
  • 14/20 – Irish National winner had raced at Fairyhouse previously
  • 13/20 – Winning weight was 10st 6lbs or less
  • 12/20 – Unplaced favourites
  • 11/20 – Had raced within the last 4 weeks
  • 10/20 – Irish National winner finished fourth or better last time out
  • 8/20 – Rated between 130-136
  • 4/20 – Won by an English-based trainer
  • 3/20 – Irish Grand National winner ran at Navan last time out
  • 3/20 – Won last time out
  • 3/20 – Winning favourites
  • 2/20 – Winning weight was 11st or more

Irish Grand National each way places offers

Currently Paddy Power, Betfair and Boylesports are leading the way for the Irish Grand National as they are paying out on 5 Irish National places, but this still may change.

Not all UK bookmakers have currently revealed how many horses they are paying out on for the Irish National yet. With this in mind, keep an eye on this page as we will be updating this table with all bookmakers once they have confirmed how many places they are paying out on.

Irish Grand National betting sitesIrish Grand National Places Paid
Paddy PowerTop 5
William HillTop 4
BetfairTop 5
BoylesportsTop 5
UnibetTop 4
QuinnBetTop 4
BetfredTop 4
bet365Top 5
BetVictorTop 4
CoralTop 4
BetUKTop 5
LiveScore BetTop 4
BetMGMTop 5
BetwayTop 4
LadbrokesTop 4
SpreadexTop 4

*All Irish Grand National places last updated at 1pm on 27th March 2024 and subject to change. 

Irish Grand National Tickets

Those wanting Irish Grand National tickets will have 4 different ticket options to choose from. These vary in price, with some giving you extra perks. These perks increase depending on which ticket you have decided to buy. Here are all the ticket options you can choose between, as well as how much one ticket for the Irish National will cost for adults.

Ticket TypePrice
General Admission€30/£25
Bobbyjo Bistro€235/£200
Arkle€135/£115
Bulmers Bundle€50/£42

How to watch and stream the Irish Grand National?

The Irish Grand National is a real highlight of the Irish horse racing calendar, and is less than a week before this year’s English National, so it’s well worth finding the time to watch the drama unfold live. Most good betting sites now provide free live streaming too, which means you can sign-up and deposit ahead of the Irish Grand National to watch the race through the website or app, without even placing a bet on the race.

Being able to cash out your bets mid-race is another perk of watching the Irish Grand National unfold online, so it’s beneficial to find the best betting site for you as we build up to the race.

Irish Grand National FAQ

What date is the Irish Grand National 2025?

The 2025 Irish Grand National will take place on Monday 21st April 2025 (Easter Monday).

What time is the Irish Grand National?

The Irish Grand National 2025 is scheduled to start at 5pm.

Where is the 2025 Irish Grand National held?

The Irish Grand National is staged at Fairyhouse racecourse in Ireland.

Who won the Irish Grand National 2024?

Intense Raffles won the 2024 Irish Grand National, at odds of 13/2. He was ridden by JJ Slevin and trained by Thomas Gibney.

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’s every chance they will be broadcasting the Irish Grand National commentary on Monday 21st April 2025.

What is the nearest town to Fairyhouse Racecourse?

The Fairyhouse Racecourse is located in Ratoath in Ireland. Ratoath is the closest town, but Tyrrelstown, Curragha and Grangend are also near to the Fairyhouse Racecourse hosting the Irish National.

How far is Fairyhouse Racecourse from Dublin?

Fairyhouse Racecourse, which is where the Irish National is held, is around 25km from Dublin. It will take about 45 minutes to an hour to drive to the racecourse from Dublin.

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