Grand National Free Bets & Offers

The Aintree Grand National is the most popular horse race in the world, and certainly the biggest single horse-racing event on the jumps racing calendar.

Millions of people get involved in an annual Grand National betting frenzy, all hoping to find the winner of this historic contest.

Free Bets For Grand National 2018

Bookie Grand National Betting Offers Free Bet
Paddy Power Review Bet £10 & Get A £10 Free Bet for Grand National 2018 £10
Bet365 Review No Runner No Bet for Grand National 2018 + Best Odds Guaranteed NRNB
Betfair Review Bet £20 & Get A £20 Free Bet for Grand National 2018 £20
Ladbrokes Review 5 Places for Grand National 5 Places
Sky Bet Review Skybet Grand National Paying 5 Places | Non Runner No Bet NRNB
Coral Review Money Back Offer Up To £25 for Grand National £25
William Hill Review Bet £10 & Get A £5 Free Bet for Grand National 2018 £5
Sun Bets Review Get Your £10 Grand National Free Bet £10
888Sport Review Treble Your Odds at Grand National + Enhanced Odds Offers 3X
BetVictor Review 6 Place Payout on Your Each-Way Bets for Grand National 6 Places

Grand National Free Bets

David Mullins riding Rule the World crosses the finish line to win The Crabbie's Grand National Steeple Chase. The annual three day meeting culminates in the Grand National which is run over a distance of four miles and four furlongs (7,242 metres), and is the biggest betting race in the United Kingdom. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFThe Grand National is watched by up to 600 million people in over 140 countries around the world.

In the UK alone, over £150 million in betting turnover makes it the biggest betting event of the horse racing year, held on the first Saturday of April.

Smart punters can claim any number of Grand National free bets, and more recently ‘Enhanced Odds’ offers, in the week leading up to Aintree Grand National Saturday.

However, it is worth noting that some bookmakers do take their Grand National free bet offers offline for the actual day of the big race, so do remember to register with them as soon as you can. Remember, the early bird gets the worm!

So, from the 12th through to the 14th April 2018, the Aintree Festival will take over and many online bookmakers will soon be offering enhanced odds on the big name horses, along with some great Grand National free bet sign-up offers. And as a new customer you are in a great position to cash in.

For example, the bet365 £200 Deposit Bonus is a hugely popular offer and backed up by their superb ITV Racing free bet bonus. Basically, if you back a 4/1+ winner on any live ITV / ITV4 race, they will give you a free bet to the same value to use on the next live race. The Stoke-based firm are always one the busiest places to bet on Grand National Day.

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Another popular offer is over at 888Sport where the new customers can get a “treble the odds” bonus on any horse at the Aintree Festival or in the 2018 Grand National itself. All you need to do is register and place your first bet on any sport, and if it wins you will be paid out at x3 odds with the enhanced price winnings returned in the form of free bet tokens.

There’s also the simple but excellent £10 free bet offer from Sun Bets which is sure to be really popular with the tabloid newspaper’s readers.

The online reality is that free bets for Grand National are plentiful and easy to claim. See below for more details on how to access the best offers. However, bear in mind to grab yours early in the week if possible to ensure you don’t miss out.

Spectators cheer as The Grand National Steeple Chase starts on the final day of the Grand National Festival horse race meeting at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, northern England on April 9, 2016. The annual three day meeting culminates in the Grand National which is run over a distance of four miles and four furlongs (7,242 metres), and is the biggest betting race in the United Kingdom. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF

Grand National Bets

Finding the winner of the Grand National is arguably the biggest ‘kudos’ achievement in horse racing anywhere in the world, as 40 horses charge around the famous Aintree racecourse for 10 minutes over four miles, three furlongs and 30 tough fences.

As you’d expect, bookmakers have a wide variety of bet types for the race, from Grand National free bets to enhanced odds and other bonuses and promotions, as well as a different range of betting markets available, online and in the high street betting shops around the country.

In view of a huge increase in one-day punters, bookmakers make it really easy to bet on your Grand National tips in the main betting market, helping you cash in on those Grand National free bet offers you’ve encountered along the week prior to the race, but look out for other markets to make it more fun.


In such a competitive handicap race the ‘Each-Way’ market is a big one and basically consists of 2 bets – one to win and one for your horse to place in the first four. So for a £5 each way bet your total stake will be £10. Some bookmakers will offer enhanced place terms paying out on five or sometimes even the first six horses home.

The majority of respectable companies like Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, Coral and William Hill are sure to offer additional markets such as ‘Total Finishers’ and the usual ‘Irish or UK trained winner?’ and ‘Winning Jockey’ markets.

Another good one to watch out for is ‘First Fence Fallers’ markets, where you predict how many horses will not get past the first fence.

But for your win and each-way bets, it can pay to have more than one horse on your side and the fact that there are so many big juicy prices available, it is a fun activity to reduce the field and come up with a shortlist of potential winners!

Top Grand National Free Bets

Grand National Betting Offers

As mentioned above, many online bookmakers will either change or remove their main Grand National free bet offer 24 hours (or as specified) before the race itself, but rest assured all of the best and popular bookmakers will have their usual free bet offers in the days leading up to Saturday of the Aintree Festival.

Make sure to look out for the SkyBet’s ‘Bet £5 Get £20’ welcome offer which gives you an extra £20 to play with for just a £5 stake which is amazing value in time for the Grand National betting bonanza.

BetVictor always have great ‘Specials’ markets, Grand National free bets and enhancements too, especially their generous £60 BetVictor sign-up bonus offer.

Last but not least from the countless offers to choose from is Betway’s £50 Bonus when you register in time for the Grand National meeting!

Betting Tips for your 2018 Grand National Free Bets

How To Claim Your Grand National Free Bets

Q: How do I claim the best Grand National free bet offers?

A: With a huge variety of Grand National free bets on show the week of the Aintree Festival, you can visit and take your pick from dozens of great value free bets from our selected bookmakers.

They range from big high street names like William Hill, Paddy Power, Coral, Ladbrokes and Betfred, to online giants like bet365 and Betfair, through to the lesser known bookies like BWin, Genting Bet, 32Red, NetBet and many more.

Claiming a bet is very easy:

  • Click on the ‘Claim Now’ button of your chosen offer
  • Register your details with chosen bookmaker
  • Make your first qualifying deposit and/or bet
  • This will trigger your chosen Grand National free bet offer

Q: Which bookmakers offer the best Grand National free bets?

A: It really depends on your personal taste. For example, the Sun Bets £10 free matched bet may not the biggest but it’s a very easy offer to collect and comes with no further wagering requirements.

Others may prefer something like the bet365 £200 Deposit Bonus offer which requires placing more qualifying bets to claim the full £200 bonus, but ultimately gives you more free betting cash to play with! The choice is yours.

Q: Why should I get a Grand National free bet for Aintree Festival?

A: That’s an easy one to answer. To give you more ammunition to beat the bookmakers with! Visit nearer the time to find all the latest Grand National free bets listed here.