Randox Health Grand National Sweepstake 2018

What better way to enjoy the 2018 Aintree Grand National than to have your own office sweepstake on the event.

Once again we'll be producing our Grand National Sweepstake kit. The final list of runners will be declared around 10:00am on Thursday 12th April 2018. As soon as we have them, we'll update the sweepstake kit and upload it to the site.

We're using a traffic light signal to let you know when the 2018 Sweepstake Kit is available to download. The status of the sweepstake kit is shown by the colour of the download box below:

  • Red - When the downoad box is coloured Red it indicates the Sweepstake Kit is not yet in a position to be used.
  • Amber - The Sweepstake kit contains the list of runners as of the 5 day declaration stage. You can use the kit for your sweepstake, but bear in mind it may not contain the final list of runners, as some horses may drop out between then and the final declaration stage. We recommend you wait until the download box turns Green before you use the Sweepstake kit.
  • Green - The final list of runners has been declared and the Sweepstake kit is available for download. Any horses withdrawn before Friday, will be replaced by the reserve horses.

The 2018 Grand National Sweepstake kit is now Live

Click Here to download the 2018 Grand National Sweepstake Kit

Note : For anyone who downloaded the sweepstake kit prior to 10:50am on 12/04/18. Gold Present was withdrawn from the race at the final declaration stage and replaced by Road To Riches. Anyone who drew out Gold Present should now be given Road To Riches as their runner. As Gold Present would have been number 8 in the race, all numbers below that, now shift up one. This only applies to Sweepstake kits that were downloaded when the above box was Amber.

Top weight Minella Rocco was declared a non runner on Friday morning and has been replaced in the race by 1st reserve Thunder and Roses, Vicente has been replaced by Delusionofgrandeur and Beeves has been replaced by Walk In The Mill (now a non runner). Therefore anyone who drew any of those horses in the sweepstake should now be given the respective reserve horse as their runner in the race.

To view the Grand National 2018 Sweepstake kit you'll need Adobe Reader. You probably already have it installed on your computer, but in case you haven't, you can download it for free. Get Adobe Reader Here.

Simply print out the Grand National Sweepstake, then cut the horse names into individual pieces of paper, fold them and put them into a hat (or other suitable container).

Charge as much as you like per entry (or as much as people are willing to pay). We suggest somewhere in the region of £1 - £5 per entry.

Get people in the office to pay their entry fee and draw a name from the hat at random. Write down who draws which horse on the sheet provided (it saves a lot of argument later).

Make sure you sell all of the horses. If you have some left after everyone has brought a horse see if anyone wants a second or third horse (gentle persuasion maybe required). White lies such as implying the favourite is still available are acceptable.

Obviously you're free to split the winnings how you wish, but make sure all the money is paid out in prizes. We suggest you split the winnings as follows:

1st = 60%, 2nd = 25%, 3rd = 10% and 4th = 5%

We Hope You Enjoy The 2018 Grand National.

Free Bet On The Grand National

New Ladbrokes customers sign up for an account and receive a Free £5 bet on the Grand National, when you bet £5 on any race at Aintree. Use Promo code GN5.

"UK+IRE only. Min deposit £5. Certain payment methods and cashout excluded. Min first bet £5. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. Free bet credited upon placement of qualifying bet, valid for 24 hours. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs Apply."

Placing A Bet on The National

If you're having an each-way bet look for a bookmakers who's paying out on additional finishing positions

Normally In a handicap race of 16 runners or more, bookmakers will payout each-way bets on the first 4 finishers. However for the Grand National many will be paying out on additional places, with the following bookmakers paying out 1/5th odds on the first 6 horses to finish:

Others will be paying out on the first 5. see our list on the righthand column of the page. It therefore makes sense to place your each-way bets with BetVictor (unless one of the other bookmakers is offering much better odds on the horse you want to back). Lets face it, you'd be pretty gutted if your horse finishes either 5th or 6th and your bookmaker only pays out the first 4.

Get the best odds on your bets

When placing your bet on the Grand National, make sure the bookmaker you choose offers Best Odds Guaranteed. Take the price on offer and if the SP is greater they'll pay you out at the bigger price. Note that BOG prices will only count for bets placed on the day of the National.

Each-Way Extra Place(s)

The following bookmakers will pay out ¼ odds on e/w bets for the first 5 places:

If you want to bet place only you can with: