When is the Grand National 2023? Day schedule and how to watch the races
In April, Liverpool will once again host the stars of the racing world competing for glory.
In 2021, Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the National but she was unable to retain her title the following year. However, she will probably be back among the competitors when fans return to Aintree.
When is the Grand National 2023?
On Saturday April 15, the championship race will be held at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool. It will begin at 5.15pm and 40 horses have registered to run. It is a UK handicap steeplechase that consists of 30 obstacles over two laps totalling four miles and 514 yards. There are many well-known fences that runners and riders will have to cross, including the Chair, Valentine's Brook, Foinavon, Becher's Brook and the Canal Turn.
The prize fund for the Grand National is £1 million, which makes it the most valuable jump race in Europe and approximately 600 million people are likely to be watching in more than 140 countries.
Grand National 2023: Runners and riders
This year at Aintree, more than 100 horses are expected to compete over the day in what is one of the most prestigious races in the world. However, only a maximum of 40 will run in the actual Grand National.
Ahead of the race, the confirmed riders and runners will be revealed.
Grand National 2023: Day schedule
Saturday April 15 at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
1.45pm: Systems Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
2.25pm: Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
3.00pm: Maghull Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
3.35pm: Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle (registered as the Liverpool Hurdle) (Grade 1)
4.15pm: Betway Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
5.15pm: Randox Grand National Chase (Grade 3)
6.20pm: Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)
Grand National 2023: How to watch it
Talksport will begin airing live coverage of the event at 5.00pm. The race will also be broadcast on Racing TV and ITV 1.