Grand National 2018: where and when
Each year, the Grand National is held at the Aintree racecourse just outside Liverpool and this year's event will take place from April 12 to 14.
The National Grand Final will be held on Saturday, April 14 with the race scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. BST (12:15 p.m. ET, 6:15 p.m. CET and 9:15 a.m. Pacific time).
The Grand National is the most popular jumping race in the world with 40 horses (runners) and riders doing their best to jump over the 30 Grand National fences that make up the four and a half miles of Aintree. A total of 21 races will be held during the Grand National meeting with the final set to begin at 5:15 p.m. GMT on Saturday, April 14.
Last year's winner, One for Arthur mounted by Derek Fox, was commissioned to finish Cause of Causes and Saint Are to win the second victory of a horse trained in Scotland since the victory of Rubstic in 1979.
The last field in the 40 best horses will be completed on Thursday and Friday before the Grand National but as it is now Total Recall, Anibale Fly, Tiger Roll, Blacklion and Minella Rocco are the runners to bet on.
Grand National this year will be broadcast by ITV. However, if you live outside of the UK, read on, as we will show you how to broadcast the Grand National 2018 from anywhere in the world.
How to watch the Grand National for free: UK Stream
If you are in the UK and you have a TV license, then ITV will broadcast the Grand National for free for the second consecutive time this year from 5:15 p.m. of Saturday, April 14. The network has also hired Ed Chamberlain as its host to help attract more fans and popularize the sport even more.
If you prefer to watch the event on your computer, you can transmit it on ITV or on your mobile devices through the application for players ITV .
The other way to watch ITV online is to go through TVPlayer.com. We prefer this option since the transmission tends to be of better quality and more solid. It is also a faster, more responsive and faster to use site. It's still free, too.
Stream the Grand National anywhere else in the world for free
If you do not live in the UK, do not 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 go to the ITV or TVPlayer.com website. From there, you will need to register to obtain a free account to transmit the Grand National on your computer or from your favorite video streaming devices. Here's how to transmit the Grand National with a VPN:
1. Download and install a VPN
If you do not have easy access to view The Grand National online in your country, the best way to see it for free is to download and install a VPN. We have tested all the major VPN services and rate ExpressVPN as the absolute best. It is compatible with all your devices, is compatible with most transmission services and is among the fastest. You can even install it on devices such as Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation. So, for a single window, you can not go wrong with Express, but there are also more fantastic VPN options:
The 3 best VPNs to broadcast sports online
1. ExpressVPN: the best general VPN for streaming, comes with a 30-day trial version
2. NordVPN: SmartPlay technology makes NordVPN an excellent choice for transmitting
3. VyprVPN: Ignition speeds make VyprVPN a great choice for 4K video
2. Connect to the appropriate server location
Simply open the VPN application, press "choose location" and select the appropriate location, it is very easy to do. Choose UK to broadcast the Grand National on ITV (use the links below).
3. Go to ITV
The service is free and the best legal way to transmit all the action in Grand National live this year. If you are on the move and prefer to watch the races from a mobile device, you can also tune in through the application for ITV players. Alternatively, use TVPlayer.com.
Where can I see the Grand National using a VPN?
A VPN will allow you to see the Grand National from anywhere. So that obviously includes: France, United States, Spain, Japan, Italy, Poland, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Ireland, Austria, Thailand, Canada, Australia, Denmark, China, South Africa, Argentina, Singapore, Turkey and more!
Stay safe during Grand National 2018
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