The Grand National is the most popular jumps race in the world with 40 horses (runners) and riders trying their best to leap over the 30 Grand National fences that make up Aintree’s four and a half mile course. A total of 21 races will take place during the Grand National meeting with the Final set to start at 5:15pm GMT on Saturday, April 14th.
Last year’s winner, One for Arthur ridden by Derek Fox, charged clear to finish ahead of Cause of Causes and Saint Are to earn the second win by a Scottish-trained horse since Rubstic’s victory in 1979.
The final field on the top 40 horses will be completed on the Thursday and Friday before the Grand National but as it stands now Total Recall, Anibale Fly, Tiger Roll, Blacklion and Minella Rocco are the runners to bet on.
This year’s Grand National will be free to air in the UK on ITV. However, if you live outside the UK keep reading as we’ll show you how to stream the Grand National 2018 from wherever you are in the world.
How to watch the Grand National for free: UK stream
If you’re in the UK and you have a TV license, then ITV will be broadcasting the Grand National free-to-air for the second time in a row this year starting at 5:15pm on Saturday, April 14th. The network has also signed on Ed Chamberlain as their presenter to help draw more fans and further popularise the sport.
If you prefer to watch the event on your computer you can stream it on ITV or on your mobile devices via the ITV player app.
The other way to watch ITV online is to go via TVPlayer.com – we actually prefer this option as the stream tends to be better quality and more robust! It’s also a faster site, more responsive and quicker to get up and running with. It’s still free, too.
Stream the Grand National anywhere else in the world for free
If you don’t happen to live in the UK don’t worry as you can watch the Grand National on ITV from anywhere in the world. Simply download and install a VPN to change your IP address to one in the UK and head over to ITV’s website or TVPlayer.com. From there you’ll have to sign up for a free account to stream the Grand National on your computer or from your favorite streaming devices. Here’s how to stream the Grand National with a VPN:
Stay safe during the Grand National 2018
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