Irish Grand National Odds

The Irish equivalent of the Aintree spectacular, the Irish Grand National takes place each year on Easter Monday, and is one of the big betting races of the year over in Ireland.

The latest odds for the Irish Grand National will be listed below just as soon as they become available.

Irish Grand National Tips

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2022 Irish Grand National
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What is the Irish Grand National?

The Irish equivalent of the Aintree spectacular, the Irish Grand National takes place on Easter Monday each year at Fairyhouse racecourse, held over a distance of three miles and five furlongs - around five furlongs shorter than the English National. 

Along with being slightly shorter than the Grand National, the fences at Fairyhouse are like those that you would find in a conventional chase race, and there are 24 fences to be jumped - rather than the 30 at Aintree.  

The winner of the Irish Grand National regularly goes on to feature in the Aintree National later in their careers, and the last horse to do the double was the Martin Brassil-trained Numbersixvalverde, who won the Irish National in 2005, and the Aintree National 12 months later in 2006.

What happened in the 2021 Irish Grand National?

Dermot McLoughlin's Freewheelin Dylan was a shock 150/1 winner of the Irish Grand National, as the outsider of the field beat the likes of Run Wild Fred and Enjoy D'allen in a thrilling renewal of the Fairyhouse showpiece.

The history of the Irish Grand National 

Established in 1870, the Irish National is just 31 years younger than the English Grand National at Aintree, and has a rich history in its own right. The race has always been held on Easter Monday, and at Fairyhouse racecourse, and was originally held over three and a half miles, before being extended by an extra furlong in 1991.

No horse has ever won the English National and the Irish National in the same year, though several have completed the double - with the first to do so being Ascetic's Silver, who completed the feat in 1906. Meanwhile, the most successful horse in the race's history is Brown Lad - the only horse to win the race three times, doing so in 1975, 1976 and 1978. 

Who is the most iconic winner of the Irish Grand National?

Several illustrious names have won the Irish Grand National over its long and esteemed history, though none are perhaps more notable than that of the great Arkle, who won this race in 1964. 

Arkle is considered by many to be the greatest steeplechaser of all-time, boasting a the highest Timeform rating of all-time - one that's 20 lb superior to the Nicky Henderson-trained Sprinter Sacre.

Arkle won almost every major accolade that there is in chasing, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the King George VI Chase, the Hennessy Gold Cup (now known as the Ladbrokes Trophy) and the Punchestown Gold Cup.

Arkle's final start came in the 1966 King George VI Chase at Kempton, when finishing second despite being injured, and since his retirement he has had a name at Cheltenham named in his honour - the Arkle Challenge Trophy - which also has an Irish equivalent at Leopardstown. Arkle died aged 13 as one of the greatest ever National Hunt horses of all-time, and his skeleton is on display in the Irish National Stud Museum.

Are there any trial races for the Irish Grand National?

The Irish Grand National has its own specific trial race, which is held at Punchestown racecourse at the beginning of February. Other races worth noting are the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival and the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow - while valuable staying handicap chases in both Britain and Ireland can also throw up Irish National clues.

Who is the most successful jockey in the Irish Grand National?

The winning most jockey in the history of the Irish National is Pat Taaffe, with six wins. Taaffe's six wins in the race came courtesy of Royal Approach (1954), Umm (1955), Zonda (1959), Fortria (1961), Arkle (1964) and Flyingbolt (1966).

Who is the most successful trainer in the Irish Grand National?

The winning most trainer in the history of the Irish Grand National is Tom Dreaper, with 10 wins. Dreaper's ten wins in the Irish National came courtesy of Prince Regent (1942), Shagreen (1949), Royal Approach (1954), Olympia (1960), Fortria (1961), Kerforo (1962), Last Link (1963), Arkle (1964), Splash (1965) and Flyingbolt (1966).

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