Due to sponsorship, the 2023 Grand National (officially known as the Randox 2023 Grand National) was the 175th annual running of Grand National horse racing. It happened on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England. The event was sponsored by Randox Health and featured Natasha Jonas as the ambassador.
The race was won by Corach Rambler, trained by Scotland’s Lucinda Russell and Irish jockey Derek Fox, who won the Grand National in 2017 with One For Arthur.
They delayed the start of the race by 14 minutes due to protests by the campaign group Animal Rising. Merseyside Police arrested one hundred eighteen people for “criminal damage and public nuisance offences”.
As all eyes turn to Aintree this afternoon for the 175th Grand National, the world’s most famous horse race will occur.
Jockey Sam Whaley-Cohen had the perfect send-off 12 months ago, as he partnered 50/1 outsider Noble Yates to a memorable win at the Liverpool track in the final leg of his career.
The same horse is back to defend his crown this year but faces a formidable field led by the Lucinda Russell-trained Corach Rambler, the favourite after a second successive win at the Cheltenham Festival last month.
Gordon Elliott – who won both renewals of this race with Tiger Roll in 2018 and 2019 – looks set to have another intense ride on last year’s runner-up, Any Second Now.
The 2023 Grand National meeting began on Thursday, April 13 and will continue until Saturday, April 15, with the Grand National taking place today at 5:15 pm BST.
The race will be held at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool.
What is the Grand National called?
The Grand National is an annual horse race consisting of 30 challenging fences over two laps.
The showpiece lasts four miles and two and a half furlongs, more than seven kilometres.
Where are the Grand Nationals held?
The Grand National is held annually as part of the three-day Grand National Festival in Aintree, on the outskirts of Liverpool, England.
In July 1829, Aintree opened and hosted many racing events throughout the year, including the Grand National.
When is Grand National?
This year’s Grand National takes place on Saturday, April 15, with the main event starting at 5.15 pm.
The competition takes place on the last day of the accompanying festival, which will start on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
A full list of Grand National 2023 runners can be found here
Here’s the latest list of confirmed runners for the Grand National 2023 (as of April 15).
|Odds (via SkyBet)
|K M Donoghue
|D R Fox
|Ain’t That A Shame
|Gaillard Du Mesnil
|Any Second Now
|M P Walsh
|The Big Dog
|S W Flanagan
|D E Mullins
|Back On The Leash
|D N Russell
|J J Slevin
|Felix de Giles
|D J O’Keeffe
|Jonjo O’Neill Jr.
|S F O’Keeffe
|N de Boinville
|The Big Breakaway
|S D Torrens
|J J Burke
|M J M O’Sullivan
|J S McGarvey
|A Wave Of The Sea
|Born By The Sea
|P T Enright
|Recite A Prayer
|J B Foley
|L P Dempsey
|Francky Du Berlais
|Escaria Ten (non-runner)