Grand National Free Bets 2021
Exclusive free bets and offers for the 2021 Grand National at Aintree
In the fight against the bookies, using their free bets and betting offers can help you to build a bank, and get a leg up from the off. The Grand National is one of the key betting meetings in the racing calendar, and so there are plenty of free bets and betting offers to make the most of.
The Grand National is a Grade 3 Handicap Chase, run over 4 miles and 2 furlongs at Aintree racecourse, in early April. Now held as a three-day racing festival consisting of top quality Grade 1 action, The Grand National is without doubt one of the most popular races to be held throughout the sport’s annual calendar. Furthermore, The Grand National is a huge betting race, with an array of punters getting involved, so there’s lots of free bets and betting offers from the top bookmakers around. Whether it’s professional punters or the first-time bettor, there’s many ways to join in, as the nation’s interest in racing heightens dramatically in the build-up to the Aintree feature.
Past 10 winners of the Grand National
Most Successful Grand National Trainer(s)
Gordon Elliott – 3 winners (Silver Birch 2007, Tiger Roll 2018, 2019).
Most Successful Grand National Jockey(s)
Leighton Aspell – 2 winners (Many Clouds 2015, Pineau De Re 2014). Ruby Walsh – 2 winners (Hedgehunter 2005, Papillon 2000). Davy Russell – 2 winners (Tiger Roll 2018, 2019).
Races at the Aintree Grand National Festival
- Grand National Handicap Chase A very testing Grade 3 feature race over 4 miles and 2 furlongs, requiring ability, resilience and stacks of determination.
- Ryanair Stayers Hurdle A Grade 1 event over 3 miles.
- The Aintree Hurdle A Grade 1 event over 2 miles and 4 furlongs.
- The Foxhunters’ Chase An Open-hunters Chase event over 2 miles 5 furlongs.
- JLT Melling Chase A Grade 1 Chase event over 2 miles 3 furlongs.
Best 2021 Grand National Racing Free Bets
Check out our free bets page, for all the latest in new customer betting offers, including sign-up offers. Here you’ll also find our best betting offers for existing customers, covering a wide range of sports, not just horse racing.
When you’re choosing a free bet offer from one of our partners, be sure to select an offer that is best suited to you – there are usually numerous options to pick from.
Some offers are presented as risk free bets, where you’ll get your stake back should your selection lose.
Another available offer for new customer’s is a deposit boost, which are often the most common form of free bet(s) made available by bookmakers. For example, you may deposit or stake £10 and get £30 in additional free bets – usually broken down into 3 x £10 bets, which can be used either throughout the card or across the whole sportsbook, dependant on the terms and conditions of the promotion.
All bookmakers have their own variations on these offers, and although they may appear to be similar, please ensure that you check their terms and conditions before registering and placing any bets.
Head to our Betting page to learn more about placing a bet on the Grand National
Popular 2021 Grand National Bets
The most straightforward betting types you can place on the Grand National are known as win, each-way, or place betting.
A bet to win is simply selecting a horse that you think is going to win the race. An each-way bet consists of two bets on the same horse, with the first part of the bet being to win, and the second half for it to be placed – with the place terms dependent on the number of runners in the race, as will be outlined prior to the race event starting. Should your horse win the race having placed an each-way bet, you will be returned both parts of the bet, as you have succeeded in finding the winner and a selection that has placed.
Another way to get involved from a betting perspective, is forecast or tricast betting. Within this type of bet, you are selecting 2 or 3 horses which will finish in the exact order that you have selected them in, for example horse 1 to come 1st in the race, with horse 2 finishing in 2nd. This is much more challenging to predict than a straight win or each way bet, but is much more rewarding if successfully done. There are many variants of forecast betting with varying degrees of difficulty.
Finally, you can also consider placing multiples throughout Grand National day. This is where you combine multiple selections into a bet to get a bigger return on your stake – such as a Lucky 15, which consists of 4 selections, with the following breakdown of bets involved; 4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a 4-fold accumulator.
If you’re making use of one of our partners free bet or betting offers, then make sure that the terms and conditions allow you to use the free bet as you intend. Free bets and betting offers are often only available for single bets, and not multiples.
Check out the Betfair Horse Racing Market for more detail.
How to claim Horse racing free bets
It’s crucial that you read the full offer details before signing up so that you know what to do in order to claim your free bet or betting offer.
Sometimes you will need to input a voucher code when you’re registering for you to receive your free bets, while on other occasions betting offers may require you to take a number of steps in order for you to claim your free bet or enhanced odds.
It may also occur that your stake won’t be credited until after the horse race you have bet on has been settled – this is the case in any offers that offer risk-free bets, or money back.
If you’re unsure as to who to sign up with, then why not browse through the bookmaker reviews we’ve written, which you can find on the free bets page.
Grand National Non-Runner No Bet Offers
A popular feature, these may be one of the best ways to make the most of your bet – non-runner no bet.
This offer is most often applied to the antepost market, whereby you can try to pick out the winner sooner at a better price. However, if it fails to run, rather than losing money like you normally would, you then get your stake back as a free bet, or sometimes as cash.
Best Grand National Betting Offers
Throughout the run-up to the 2021 Grand National, there will be many betting offers for you to take advantage of. On what is often the most heavily punted race throughout the racing calendar, you will find that there are many great opportunities that you’re able to to make the most off with your free bet or betting offer.
Alongside new customer sign-up free bets and betting offers, be sure to check out which bookmakers are offering other promotions such as ‘best odds guaranteed’, and thereby if the starting price is better than the odds you backed the horse at, then you’ll get the better price. This helps you to discover extra value when you’ve successfully predicted an outcome.
Bookmakers also run ongoing free bets and betting offers, so it is likely that you’ll find a promotion that covers the 3-day festival at Aintree. This could consist of free bets clubs – where you can get a free bet when you bet across several races, staking a required limit in order to qualify for the offer. Again, it is important to read carefully through the terms and conditions, as these offers are often for specified races on a given day or week, and may not cover all racing that there’s a market available for.
Furthermore, you can also get insurance based offers – the most common being that, if your horse finishes second or third in an event, then you’ll get your stake back, up to an outlined limit, back as a free bet. The free bet refunded by the bookmaker is then often available to use on other racing, or other sports if it takes your fancy.
Make sure you keep an eye on our betting offers page, for all the latest offers on all sports.
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