Grand National Set To Captivate World This Weekend

Published on April 8th, 2016 9:47 pm EST

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The Crabbies Grand National - Year 2016 - Race - LogoOne of the most famous horse racing festivals in the world, the Crabbie's Grand National, is set to take place this weekend at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England.

The event, which was first started back in 1839, has a prize fund of over 1 million pounds, which makes it one of the most valuable jump chases in all of Europe. The Grand National, which is a steeplechase that is run over 7 kilometers and features a total of 30 fences over two laps, has been called the "ultimate test of horse and rider".

The Grand National is so big that an estimated 500-600 million people in 140+ countries will reportedly take in the race this weekend.

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"Many Clouds", which won the Grand National last year, is the current favourite to repeat in the event.

The competition is expected to be fierce, however, as many are picking "The Last Samurai" to come out on top, while Silviniaco Conti and Holywell are also seen as popular choices.

Here are the current odds for the race:

Many Clouds, 9/1
The Last Samurai, 11/1
Silviniaco Conti, 12/1
Holywell, 16/1
The Druids Nephew, 16/1
Saint Are, 16/1
Shutthefrontdoor, 16/1
Gallant Oscar, 16/1
Goonyella, 20/1
Morning Assembly, 22/1
Sir Des Champs, 20/1
Ucello Conti, 25/1
OFaolains Boy, 28/1
Kruzhlinin, 25/1
Unioniste, 33/1
Boston Bob, 33/1
The Romfold Pele, 40/1
Onenightinvienna, 40/1
Triolo DAlene, 40/1
Buywise, 50/1
Rule The World, 50/1
Just a Par, 50/1
First Lieutenant, 40/1
Wonderful Charm, 50/1
Gilgamboa, 50/1
Ballynagour, 66/1
Hadrians Approach, 66/1
Soll, 66/1
Le Reve, 66/1
Black Thunder, 66/1
On His Own, 66/1
Ballycasey, 80/1
Pendra, 80/1
Rocky Creek, 66/1
Home Farm, 100/1
Vieux Lion Rouge, 80/1
Double Ross, 80/1
Vics Canvas, 80/1
Aachen, 125/1
Katenko, 100/1

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Enjoy the race this weekend!

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