Strap yourselves in and hold on to your wallets as the Aintree Racecourse will be hosting the 172nd annual running of the Grand National horse race. This steeplechase featuring a max of 40 competitors is the pinnacle and conclusion of a three-day festival beginning on April 4th.

No horse has ever won back-to-back Grand National titles but this year is looking like it could be the drought-breaking year. Tiger Roll is a strong favorite to win this year again after last years success, but will face strong competition in a highly Irish and French dominated field.

Top contenders include a more streamlined looking Anibale Fly for this year’s race as well as an aging, yet still dominant Rathvinden. Here is a list of all competitors for this year’s event.

Where Can you Stream the 2019 Grand National Events?

This year’s event is free-to-air in the UK on ITV as well as having an online streaming option. The only problem is due to broadcasting rights, there is a geo-block on anyone outside of the United Kingdom.

However, there is a way for everyone to watch the event even though you may be outside of the United Kingdom. By using a VPN you can sign up to ITV to access live races and events from all three days of the festival.

What Do I Need to Do?

Firstly, you must use a VPN and set your location to any server within the United Kingdom. If you don't currently have a VPN, our user and expert reviews make it simple to find the best ones. We put together a list of the best ones for the BBC iPlayer and they will work well for other British services too.

ExpressVPN and NordVPN are generally my two go-to VPNs as they constantly update their range of servers so they are most useful for accessing streams of sports from all over the world.

Secondly, sign up to ITV and create an account. You must use a postcode from the United Kingdom so here I have attached a list of UK postcodes. Simply click on a postcode area and there will be plenty to choose from (e.g. BH1 1AA).

Thirdly, you should receive a confirmation email. Click on the confirmation link and you will now have access to the ITV Hub as long as your VPN is connected to a UK server.

Finally, crack open a cold beverage and enjoy the action. Here is a link to the schedule of the entire event. (The main event is at 5:15pm on April 6th if that’s all you were interested in seeing).

What are your thoughts on the event? Do you think that either of the three favorites in Tiger Roll, Anibale Fly or Rathvinden will take home the £1,000,000 prize or perhaps you’ve got your hopes set on a roughy?

Either way, as always the racing will be high paced and electric and I’m sure there will be some very happy as well as some very distraught faces after the three days. Hope you enjoy!