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PremierLeague-News.Com - The 2021 Grand National takes place on Saturday, with 40 runners and riders out to win the world’s most famous race
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! One of the most unpredictable races of the year, a sweepstake among friends, family or colleagues only adds to the intrigue when watching the Grand National each year.Last year’s race was turned into a virtual event, and while the simulated version of Aintree’s world-famous steeplechase proved a hit – raising £2.6m for NHS Charities in the process – organisers and horse racing fans alike will be delighted the 2021 edition is going ahead in the flesh on 10 April.The odds will chop and change in the build-up to the race after the list of runners and riders was confirmed on Thursday.The i newsletter latest news and analysisEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.And while regular punters will have their own favourites and hunches ahead of Saturday’s race, for the novices among us there is always the thrill of a sweepstake. Read More Grand National runners 2021: The full list of 40 horses confirmed for Aintree showpiece – and when it is How to watch Date: Saturday 10 April 2021Time: 5.15pmTV channel: Live on ITV1 and the ITV HubWeather: 8°C, partly cloudyGoing: Good to Soft, Good (in places) How to run a Grand National sweepstakeThe key to any Grand National sweepstake is the draw. The Jockey Club has a blank printout which can be viewed and printed here, and from then it is typical to fold the names up and pick from a hat at random.There is also a Grand National sweepstake generator here, which will do the draw for you and can even simulate pulling names from a “hat” one by one to add to the spectacle if screen sharing. A virtual draw? The Covid pandemic means everyone taking part may not be present for the draw, but the organiser could take it upon themselves to record it and send out the video to any sceptics among the group. There is also Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype or other such apps where a virtual draw could take place and can be watched “live”. The sweepstake generator could be the ideal option if participants are spread out far and wide. A link can be shared once the names have been generated.
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. If there are 40 of you, great – but that means you have just one shot at winning the pot.If you have an odd number of participants, you could charge per entry, meaning some will have more horses than others, but will have at least paid more into the pot.Deciding on the pot value, and indeed ensuring every participant has paid into the pot beforehand, is arguably the most arduous task of any sweepstake, and this could be trickier among work colleagues if your office is not currently open. However, there is always mobile payments to overcome that obstacle.If your group decides on £2 per horse then the winnings would total £80. £5 each would be £200, and so on.How you divide the winnings must also be decided. Winner takes all is one option, but offering out chunks for second, third and fourth could entice people in.An £80 pot could see £50 go to the winner, £20 to the runner-up, £8 to third and £2 gives fourth their money back.
Key sweepstake tips Ensure every horse is accounted for, and has not withdrawnDecide on a pot and collect money beforehandWork out if it’s winner takes all or otherwiseKeep a record of who drew every horse
It is important to agree upon this beforehand, while it is integral that every horse is covered in your sweepstake, as well as keeping a record of who has drawn each horse.Also, double check no horses currently confirmed for the race have been withdrawn, as that could affect the sweepstake.Come the actual race on Saturday, all you have to do is sit back and not relax as you watch your horse(s) go for Grand National glory – or fall at the first hurdle. The odds are against you winning, but that is what makes victory all the sweeter.
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