March 21st, 2013 by Nicole M
Much of the content on this web site focuses on gambling and betting for Americans. This article is going to be different. I am an avid horse race bettor and this is the most exciting time of the year for it. We have quite a few major events taking place within the next few months but I’m going to be discussing a championship horse race far away from our tracks in Kentucky and elsewhere. The 2013 Aintree Grand National Championship will be taking place on April 6th, 2013. This race is one of the largest in the United Kingdom. The odds for grand national 2013 have already been published at the leading European horse betting site William Hill. The favorite is On His Own and the odds for this horse are 9/1. There are around 40 horses listed and the odds go as high as 150/1.
If you are an American you will probably be a little confused. At my local horse race track the odds on even the worst horses never get this high. Our cousins in the UK follow a different set of rules when it comes to horse race betting.
The Grand National will be held at the Aintree racecourse. This event is being spread out over three days. The first day is Liverpool day, honoring the city that hosts the race. The next day will be Ladies day and the following day is the Grand National.
The William Hill web site claims that the Aintree Grand National is the world’s largest horse racing event in the world. My national pride forced me to look at that claim skeptically but after some research I do have to concede that it is a match for our Kentucky Derby.
There will be many special events this year at the Grand National that I am not familiar with. English horse racing is so different from what I am used to. Here are a few examples:
The majority of the horse races during the 2013 Grand National are steeplechase and hurdle races but the main event will be a flat race, just like what we have in the US. This horse race is taking place very soon so you should make your wagers right away now that the odds have been published.
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