This year’s race favourite for the Irish Grand National is Latest Exhibition from trainer Paul Nolan.
For 2021, the Irish Grand National will be held today, Monday April 5th at 5pm at Fairyhouse Racecourse. The race is always held on Easter Monday!
There were 98 entries this year including fan favourite Tiger Roll and the 2019 winner Burrows Saint. At the declaration stage for the 2021 Irish Grand National on Wednesday, March 31st, 60 went forward.
Final declarations were announced on Friday, April 2nd 2021. ‘The Big Dog’ was the only runner withdrawn on the day of the Irish Grand National.
The runners below make up the 29 horses that are officially declared. They are all guaranteed to run in the race and the odds are from Paddy Power who are paying to SIX places on this race.
If you fancy a flutter, just click on the horse’s name!
- Latest Exhibition9/2NO: 1 | FORM: 2-1222 | AGE: 8 | WEIGHT: 11-10 | JOCKEY: Bryan Cooper | TRAINER: P Nolan
- Agusta Gold8/1NO: 11 | FORM: 232-14 | AGE: 8 | WEIGHT: 11-03 | JOCKEY: Danny Mullins | TRAINER: W Mullins
- Run Wild Fred9/1NO: 20 | FORM: 345522 | AGE: 7 | WEIGHT: 10-11 | JOCKEY: Jack Kennedy | TRAINER: D Foster
- Robin De Carlow12/1NO: 23 | FORM: 11P21- | AGE: 8 | WEIGHT: 10-09 | JOCKEY: Rachael Blackmore | TRAINER: W Mullins
- Brace Yourself12/1NO: 25 | FORM: 7-1232 | AGE: 8 | WEIGHT: 10-08 | JOCKEY: Sean Flanagan | TRAINER: N Meade
- Escaria Ten14/1NO: 3 | FORM: 0-5123 | AGE: 7 | WEIGHT: 11-08 | JOCKEY: AP Heskin | TRAINER: D Foster
- Coko Beach14/1NO: 5 | FORM: 242311 | AGE: 6 | WEIGHT: 11-07 | JOCKEY: Jordan Gainford | TRAINER: D Foster
- Espanito Bello14/1NO: 10 | FORM: 2-7412 | AGE: 7 | WEIGHT: 11-04 | JOCKEY: Mark Bolger | TRAINER: B Connell
- Sempo16/1NO: 21 | FORM: -U3U32 | AGE: 7 | WEIGHT: 10-10 | JOCKEY: Donagh Meyler | TRAINER: J O’Brien
- Court Maid18/1NO: 2 | FORM: -11413 | AGE: 8 | WEIGHT: 11-09 | JOCKEY: Sean O’Keeffe | TRAINER: T Mullins
- Off You Go22/1NO: 8 | FORM: 4-24F1 | AGE: 8 | WEIGHT: 11-05 | JOCKEY: Mark Walsh | TRAINER: R Burns
- Top Moon22/1NO: 29 | FORM: 660022 | AGE: 6 | WEIGHT: 10-07 | JOCKEY: Denis O’Regan | TRAINER: J O’Brien
- Opposites Attract22/1NO: 30 | FORM: -32242 | AGE: 7 | WEIGHT: 10-06 | JOCKEY: Conor Maxwell | TRAINER: D McLoughlin
- Home By The Lee28/1NO: 7 | FORM: -113P1 | AGE: 6 | WEIGHT: 11-06 | JOCKEY: JJ Slevin | TRAINER: J O’Brien
- Moyhenna28/1NO: 14 | FORM: 40P235 | AGE: 9 | WEIGHT: 11-01 | JOCKEY: Hugh Morgan | TRAINER: D Hogan
- Jerrysback28/1NO: 19 | FORM: /03-3P | AGE: 9 | WEIGHT: 10-11 | JOCKEY: Jody McGarvey | TRAINER: P Hobbs
- Fitzhenry28/1NO: 26 | FORM: -50703 | AGE: 9 | WEIGHT: 10-08 | JOCKEY: Darragh O’Keefe | TRAINER: P Nolan
- Eurobot28/1NO: 31 | FORM: 3-1U64 | AGE: 7 | WEIGHT: 10-06 | JOCKEY: Barry Browne | TRAINER: N Meade
- Scoir Mear33/1NO: 15 | FORM: 135351 | AGE: 11 | WEIGHT: 11-00 | JOCKEY: Simon Torrens | TRAINER: T Mullins
- Enjoy D’allen33/1NO: 16 | FORM: 221122 | AGE: 7 | WEIGHT: 10-13 | JOCKEY: Conor Orr | TRAINER: C Murphy
- Discordantly33/1NO: 17 | FORM: 149UF6 | AGE: 7 | WEIGHT: 10-11 | JOCKEY: Robbie Power | TRAINER: J Harrington
- Brahma Bull40/1NO: 4 | FORM: 61-2UP | AGE: 10 | WEIGHT: 11-07 | JOCKEY: Brian Hayes | TRAINER: W Mullins
- Salsaretta40/1NO: 9 | FORM: 11-F54 | AGE: 8 | WEIGHT: 11-05 | JOCKEY: Conor McNamara | TRAINER: W Mullins
- Atlantic Shore40/1NO: 24 | FORM: 42211P | AGE: 8 | WEIGHT: 10-08 | JOCKEY: Kevin Sexton | TRAINER: P Fenton
- Snugsborough Benny66/1NO: 12 | FORM: 96-059 | AGE: 11 | WEIGHT: 11-02 | JOCKEY: R Deegan | TRAINER: L Cusack
- Dragon D’estruval100/1NO: 18 | FORM: V1P-30 | AGE: 8 | WEIGHT: 10-11 | JOCKEY: Kevin Brouder | TRAINER: W Mullins
- Mortal150/1NO: 6 | FORM: 8F40PF | AGE: 9 | WEIGHT: 11-07 | JOCKEY: S Fitzgerald | TRAINER: J O’Brien
- Freewheelin Dylan150/1NO: 27 | FORM: -1F598 | AGE: 9 | WEIGHT: 10-08 | JOCKEY: Ricky Doyle | TRAINER: D McLoughlin
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Almost as old as the Aintree version, the Irish Grand National was established in 1870. Held at Fairyhouse Racecourse, it’s present home, the first renewal was won by a horse called Sir Robert Peel.
The winning connections took home a prize of 167 sovereigns. On the basis that they were 1871 sovereigns, worth £670 each today, the total prize would have been £111,890 in today’s money. So highly valuable but not as much as the £248K that the winner takes home today.
Over the years there have been significant connections with the Aintree Grand National where many of the same horses have won both races. Though none have won both in the same year, the first to complete the double was Ascetic’s Silver, the winner of the UK version in 1906.
More recently this has also been achieved by Rhyme ‘n’ Reason – Irish National in 1985, UK in 1988. Bobbyjo also won in Ireland in 1988 and Aintree in 1989. The last to achieve the double was Numbersixvalverde from trainer Martin Brassil. He won the Irish Grand National in 2005 and the Aintree National in 2006.
In 2021, Burrows Saint from trainer Willie Mullins is the only horse that can still achieve that feat. He won the Irish national in 2019 and is entered in the 2021 Grand National at Aintree.
Last Ten Irish Grand National Winners
Just like the 2020 National, the race was also cancelled in Ireland.
|2019||Burrows Saint||6||10-08||144||Ruby Walsh||Willie Mullins|
|2018||General Principle||9||10-00||139||James Slevin||Gordon Elliott IRE|
|2017||Our Duke||7||11-04||153||Robbie Power||Jessica Harrington|
|2016||Rogue Angel||8||10-06||137||Ger Fox||Mouse Morris|
|2015||Thunder And Roses||7||10-06||136||Katie Walsh||Sandra Hughes|
|2014||Shutthefrontdoor||7||10-13||142||Barry Geraghty||Jonjo O’Neill|
|2013||Liberty Counsel||10||9-05||128||Ben Dalton||Dot Love|
|2012||Lion Na Bearnai||10||10-05||135||Andrew Thornton||Thomas Gibney|
|2011||Organisedconfusion||6||10-13||132||Nina Carberry||Arthur Moore|
|2010||Bluesea Cracker||8||10-04||131||Andrew McNamara||James Motherway|