Grand National prize money: How much will the 2017 winners earn at Aintree?

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Owner Michael O'Leary (left) and jockey David Mullins celebrate with Rule The World after winning the 2016 Grand National - PA
Owner Michael O'Leary (left) and jockey David Mullins celebrate with Rule The World after winning the 2016 Grand National - PA

The 170th edition of the Grand National will take place at Aintree Racecourse in April, with a seven-figure sum available in prize money for the fourth year in a row.

The four-mile, three-and-a-half-furlong steeplechase has seen a change in sponsor – from Crabbie's to Randox Health – but the purse remains a sizeable £1million for 2017.

That compares well enough with the £575,000 prize total for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but lags behind the Epsom Derby on the flat (£1.325m) and is a far cry from the money on offer at other horse races around the world.

But the race that was first won in 1839 by a horse named Lottery remains notoriously unpredictable, with only one pre-race favourite coming through to win in the last eight years; three in last eighteen.

The National's prize purse is thus seems a lot more attainable to those with more humble ambitions the rest of the year round.

The Grand National's prize money goes to the top 10 finishers with £561,300 for the winner, £211,100 for the runner-up, and £105,500 for the third-placed horse.

Grand National course

Grand National prize money allocation per position

  • £561,300

  • £211,100

  • £105,500

  • £52,700

  • £26,500

  • £13,200

  • £6,800

  • £3,600

  • £2,000

  • £1,000

<span>Many Clouds won the 2015 edition of the Grand National as a 25/1 shot</span> <span>Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire </span>
Many Clouds won the 2015 edition of the Grand National as a 25/1 shot Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

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Bookmakers reported in 2016 that the total amount of money bet on the Grand National would reach £200million, across an estimated 35 million punts.

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