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The Grand National is an annual event that takes place at Aintree Racecourse. The venue of the event is located close to Liverpool. The national race has developed a huge following over the years. Over 150,000 people gather at the Aintree Racecourse are recorded yearly and the last year edition had a reported figure of about 153,000.

The race has become a part of British culture – it started 180 years ago in the year 1839, making it one of the oldest competitions in any sport in the world. It is a handicap steeplechase that totals up to 6.9 kilometers in total.

The 1 million pound prize fund of the Grand Nationals 2017 made it the most valuable jump race throughout Europe. There has been a notable trend of people who don’t regularly watch or bet on horse racing attending Grand Nationals. The reason for this is not explicit but one thing is sure; the Grand Nationals have found its way into the hearts of the British populace.

Grand National 2020 kicks off on the 4th of April and will last for three days (just like every other Grand National edition). The race is sponsored by Randox Health, hence the name Randox Health 2020 Grand National.

The 2020 edition of the race promises to be the biggest ever. Even sponsors have raised expectations for the event and have expressed their belief that it would live up to expectations.

You can watch Grand National on ITV if you own cable. The broadcasting network secured a 4-year broadcasting right to the event (2020 is the final edition in that deal). You can also watch Grand National live stream on the ITV website or ITV player app. This option is available for fans in the United Kingdom.

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