Betfred Become Official Betting Partner of Grand National

March 5, 2014

Aintree Racecourse have announced today that bookmaker Betfred will be the ‘Official Betting Partner’ of The Crabbie’s Grand National Festival in April. 

The three year deal sees Betfred take sponsorship of three races – The Betfred Bowl Steeple Chase on Grand Opening Day, The Betfred Mobile Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase on Ladies Day and The Betfred TV Handicap Steeple Chase on Grand National Day of the three day festival at Aintree. 

Betfred is the world’s biggest owner-operator bookmaker with a retail estate of over 1380 shops. Last year, Betfred sponsored over 600 races which included the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Group 1 Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock Park Racecourse. 

Fred Done, Chairman, Betfred, said: “I’m very proud to be associated with The Crabbie’s Grand National. 

“We are looking forward to working with Aintree on a magnificent three days racing which, of course, culminates in the world’s most famous race, The Crabbie’s Grand National.” 

The Crabbie’s Grand National Festival takes place at Aintree from 3rd-5th April 2014 and will see the 167th running of the Grand National steeple chase since the first Grand National 175 years ago. 

John Baker, Aintree and North West Regional Director for Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “We are delighted to announce Betfred as the Official Betting Partner of The Crabbie’s Grand National.

“Betfred has a long standing history in racing, and also partner us at Haydock Park, another world-class racecourse in our region. 

“So, we have a fantastic relationship with Betfred and are thrilled they have agreed to join us for one of the most famous sporting events in the world. We look forward to welcoming them and their guests to Aintree in April.”