For anyone who’s a fan of horse racing, there’s a very big event coming up this weekend. The Grand National at Aintree is a steeple chase horse race that has been in existence since 1839 and it’s such a difficult and exciting race that it attracts around 600 million people around the world who watch it live on TV.
Many of the people watching the big race aren’t particularly into horse racing, but even if they don’t bet on any other major sports events they’ll often choose to back a horse in the Grand National. There’s a starting line-up of 40 horses to choose from, and many people will simply pick the name they like the sound of best. For the National, choosing a horse this way is arguably as effective as studying the form, as it’s such an unpredictable race that even the best horse can come undone on the day. Even the long shots sometimes come through to win the race – like Aurora’s Encore in 2013.
Betfair currently has Teaforthree as favourite, priced at around 8/1. There are some great Grand National promotions on at Betfair at the moment – if the horse you back doesn’t finish the race, you’ll get a £10 refund on your account. And people opening a new account can a £50 bet free on the sportsbook when they place their first bet.
And if you like your bingo, then opening a Betfair account is ideal as you can then have access to a wide variety of bingo games on the same site. Then there’ll be no need to twiddle your thumbs while you’re waiting for the Grand National to start – you can get a few games of bingo in! You never know, you may win more at bingo than you do on your National bet!