Irish Grand National £50 Giveaway
We are super excited about the Irish Grand National, that is why we are doing a giveaway! If Angels Dawn wins the Irish Grand National we will give one of our followers £50 cash. Angels Dawn is one of the bookmakers favourites for the race, and it is our pick for this competitive event.
You need to enter on our Twitter page; @BookiesLive
To enter, simply find our tweet from today and re-tweet it and follow our account.
You need to be 18+, and live in the UK or Ireland to enter, goodluck!
History of the Irish Grand National
The Irish Grand National is one of the most prestigious horse races in Ireland and has a rich history that dates back to the 1870s. Here is a brief overview of its history:
- The first Irish Grand National was held in 1870 at the Fairyhouse Racecourse in County Meath. It was won by a horse named Sir Robert Peel.
- The race was initially run over a distance of 3 miles, but it was extended to its current distance of 3 miles and 5 furlongs in 1880.
- The Irish Grand National has been held annually ever since, with the exception of a few years during World War I and World War II.
- The race has seen many memorable moments over the years, including the victory of Arkle in 1964, who went on to become one of the greatest racehorses of all time. Other notable winners include Desert Orchid in 1990 and Bobbyjo in 1999.
- The race has also been marred by tragedy, with several horses and jockeys suffering fatal injuries over the years. In 2016, the race was temporarily halted due to a fatal fall by a horse named ‘Sword Fish’.
- The Irish Grand National is traditionally held on Easter Monday and attracts huge crowds from all over Ireland and beyond. It is one of the most important events on the Irish racing calendar and is widely regarded as one of the toughest and most challenging horse races in the world.
- The race has been sponsored by various companies over the years, including Powers Whiskey, Jameson, and Ladbrokes. In 2021, it was sponsored by BoyleSports.
Overall, the Irish Grand National has a long and storied history and remains one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the Irish sporting calendar.