North Yorkshire Grand National Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

Updated: 846 Horse Racing

We look at the North Yorkshire Grand National ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 3m6f at Catterick to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the North Yorkshire Grand National.

North Yorkshire Grand National Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
In this article: Preview
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 North Yorkshire Grand National Preview

Scheduled to take place in January of each year at the Catterick racecourse is the North Yorkshire Grand National, a handicap chase which is run over a trip of three miles, five furlongs and two hundred and fourteen yards in which the field will face a today of twenty-four fences.

The race is a real stamina tester being at this time of the year over such a lengthy trip, more often than not you need a runner who is proven over this type of trip on testing ground. The race is a Class 3 in which runners aged five or older can enter.

North Yorkshire Grand National Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Catterick tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners?

How competitive is the North Yorkshire Grand National market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 18 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2018 when the race had an over-round of 113%. The race in 2007 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 124%, whilst on average over the last 18 renewals of the North Yorkshire Grand National, the over-round has been 117%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £117 which is bet.

North Yorkshire Grand National Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 18 if you had followed the winner of the North Yorkshire Grand National next time out then you would have backed a total of 0 winners. Backing all 17 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -17.00. Ahead of the 2025 North Yorkshire Grand National why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

The runner that holds the record over the past 18 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2024 renewal when Track And Trace from Jonjo O'Neill under the guidance of Richie McLernon, won in a time of 8:27.80, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Sharp Response, trained by Sue Smith and ridden by Danny Cook set the quickest time of 7:33.30 in the 2019 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run North Yorkshire Grand National over the last 18 renewals:

  1. Sharp Response (7:33.30) in 2019
  2. Prince Of Slane (7:38.40) in 2006
  3. General Hardi (7:41.80) in 2011

North Yorkshire Grand National Past Winners

Here are the North Yorkshire Grand National past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the North Yorkshire Grand National as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Race Notes: The race was abandoned in 2005, 2009 and 2010 due to the weather.

YearHorseInfo
2024
8:27.80
Track And Trace (IRE)
7yo 11-1 7/2F
Richie McLernon
Jonjo O'Neill (GB)
2023
8:24.74
Bushypark (IRE)
9yo 10-7 2/1F
Thomas Dowson
Philip Kirby (GB)
2022
7:57.00
Supreme Escape (IRE)
8yo 10-9 5/1
James Bowen
Evan Williams (GB)
2020
8:22.20
Little Bruce (IRE)
8yo 11-11 15/8F
Thomas Dowson
Philip Kirby (GB)
2019
7:33.30
Sharp Response (IRE)
8yo 11-12 7/4F
Danny Cook
Sue Smith (GB)
2018
8:06.80
I Just Know (IRE)
8yo 11-10 4/1F
Sean Quinlan
Sue Smith (GB)
2017
7:46.00
Straidnahanna (IRE)
8yo 11-10 11/2F
Danny Cook
Sue Smith (GB)
2016
8:17.20
Lackamon (GB)
11yo 11-4 12/1
Danny Cook
Sue Smith (GB)
2015
7:42.40
Scotswell (GB)
9yo 10-9 5/1F
James Reveley
Harriet Graham (GB)
2014
8:05.40
Sun Cloud (IRE)
7yo 11-0 4/1
Brian Hughes
Malcolm Jefferson (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the North Yorkshire Grand National have been based:

  • GB: 17 winners with an additional 33 placings from 185 runners
  • FR: 1 winner with an additional 1 placing from 6 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners

North Yorkshire Grand National Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the North Yorkshire Grand National over the last 18 renewals is Sue Smith who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Lackamon (2016), Straidnahanna (2017), I Just Know (2018) and Sharp Response (2019). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the North Yorkshire Grand National is Philip Kirby (2 wins).

Here are some of the top North Yorkshire Grand National trainer statistics over the last 18 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
Sue Smith14-4-5+13.25+5.33
Philip Kirby5-2-3+0.88+0.51
Michael Easterby3-1-1+8.00+4.25
Peter Niven3-1-1+6.00+3.00
Chris Bealby3-1-1+3.50+1.44
Tom George3-1-3+1.50+3.20
Evan Williams2-1-2+4.00+3.05
Harriet Graham2-1-1+4.00+2.13
Jonjo O'Neill2-1-2+2.50+2.48
Donald McCain8-0-2-8.00-4.50

North Yorkshire Grand National Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the North Yorkshire Grand National over the last 18 renewals is Danny Cook who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Lackamon (2016), Straidnahanna (2017) and Sharp Response (2019). The only other jockey to have recorded multiple wins in the North Yorkshire Grand National is Thomas Dowson (2 wins).

Here are some of the top North Yorkshire Grand National jockey statistics over the last 18 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Danny Cook3-3-3+19.25+12.03
Thomas Dowson3-2-2+2.88+1.38
Brian Hughes11-1-3-6.00-4.35
Sean Quinlan8-1-3-3.00-1.00
James Reveley5-1-2+1.00+0.63
Graham Lee4-1-2+5.00+3.06
Dougie Costello4-1-1+5.00+2.00
Denis O'Regan3-1-1+14.00+8.00
James Bowen1-1-1+5.00+3.00
Richie McLernon1-1-1+3.50+2.10

North Yorkshire Grand National Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 9+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +22.63 is when runners ran in a race worth £3,000 on debut. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 career starts in higher class races, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-25.

The course which has produced the most winners of the North Yorkshire Grand National is Doncaster, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Doncaster last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 17 winners from a total of 186 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 7 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the North Yorkshire Grand National, that stallion Be My Native has produced 2 winners (2007,2003).

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the North Yorkshire Grand National despite multiple attempts:

  • Beneficial (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Kings Theatre (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 18 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was General Hardi in 2011, winning for John Wade at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Denis O'Regan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 18 renewals there have been 8 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2025 North Yorkshire Grand National. If you are interested in other races at the Catterick racecourse, then why not read our blog for the Catterick Dash?

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this 2025 North Yorkshire Grand National Preview are at hand, Andy Powell and Darren Brett. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

A seasoned veteran in the industry, Darren's profound knowledge and unparalleled expertise in horse racing truly come to the fore during the National Hunt season. In addition to his contribution to our Horse racing previews here on OLBG, he also holds the reins for grand-national-guide.co.uk
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy has one of the greatest horse racing results and ratings databases known to man, all of his own creation. with 20 years of collating and following form, ratings and trends, he adds another layer of knowledge to our race previews.

No Comments

There are no comments here. Be the first to comment...

Keep Reading

⚽ Stephen Warnock Exclusive Interview

Updated: 28 Football

⚽ Stephen Warnock Exclusive Interview

Stephen Warnock delves into Liverpool's strategy for handling injuries to key players Jota and Nunez, the potential impact of Gakpo, and offers insights on Bradley's promising start. He discusses Liverpool's title chances, possible Klopp successors, and reflects on personal career moments including a thwarted return to Liverpool. Warnock also evaluates Aston Villa's season ambitions, Leeds United's promotion prospects, and touches on managerial inquiries around Blackburn, Derby, and Bolton. Additionally, he assesses Bradford City's recent form, debates England's future under Southgate, and highlights young talent like Kobbie Mainoo.

Continue Reading

By using this site you confirm you are 18+ and consent to our use of cookies and processing of personal data as set out in our Privacy Policy
Got it!