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Grand National Betting - 2013

Grand National

Horse racing doesn’t get much more exciting than The Grand National, and with everyone from your Granny to Her Majesty the Queen having a flutter on the day, it’s really worth taking online bookies up on the vast range of free bet offers that they offer new members.

Last year around £300 million was spent Grand National betting, with winner Neptune Collonges beating Sunnyhillboy in the closest ever finish in the race’s 173-year history.

The 2013 Grand National

The 2013 Grand National is guaranteed to be full of excitement and a great way to use some of the special betting offers available at online bookies.

As the centrepiece of Aintree’s three-day meeting, it’s the most valuable National Hunt event in Britain with a total prize fund of almost a million pounds; so there’s plenty of opportunity to use free bets and predict the winners.

Grand National betting is known for its thrill and spills, and over the years has seen its fair share of tragedies and victories. The 40 Grand National runners and riders complete two circuits of sixteen fences; the first fourteen are jumped twice, covering four miles and four furlongs.

It’s an exciting race, with challenges including The Chair, Canal Turn, and of course the infamous Becher’s Brook - there’s no better way to use the Grand National betting offers that online bookies give away in the lead up to the big race.

It’s the ultimate test of horse and jockey, with many starters failing to complete the two circuits. Most punters use Grand National free bets to try to pick the winners (and losers) of this legendary race. Ginger McCain’s Red Rum remains the most successful horse to date, winning the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977.

With luck and good judgement there’s no reason why you can’t pick the winner of the 2013 Grand National and turn the bookies free bets and betting offers into a profit.

Picking Grand National Winners

Picking the winner is what it’s all about, and whilst many a once-a-year punter may simply choose a name they like, there’s plenty of form and tips to make sure you give your free bet offers the best chance on the day.

It's a good idea to check to see what horse racing experts are saying before deciding how to use bookies betting offers and promotions. Last year, the first four were in the top five Grand National tips in many previews - including the winner who's odds were 33/1.

Of course, every now and then an outsider comes good in the race as last years Grand National winner proves. Whilst it’s worth considering using free bets on a horse with really high Grand National odds, if you really want the best chance of winning follow these tips.

Look for nine to ten year olds which weighs around ten-and-a-half to eleven-and-a-half stones. The horse needs to have finished in at least one previous race of three miles or so.

The jockey should be experienced, if you want the best chances of winning your free bet, the horse should be Irish or British as history shows they win the Grand National most often.

We always recommend signing up with an online bookie well before race day so that you don’t have to queue at your high street betting shops on Saturday morning.

Unlike betting shops, some online bookies offer special Grand National betting offers like deposit bonuses. The 2013 Grand National entries haven’t yet been announced but bookies are already taking bets on who they think will run and win the 2013 Grand National on April 6th.