One of the most anticipated events in the UK is back.
Here is everything you want to know about Grand National 2023.
The 2023 Grand National will take place on Saturday, April 15, broadcasted live on ITV.
Being the most valuable jump race in Europe, the competition holds high standards and attract millions of viewers.
As the prestigious race now approaches, it’s time for anyone interested in betting to start looking into tips on Grand National 2023.
Many people place bets on the race to make it even more entertaining to watch, whether it’s based on a favourite horse or predictions from various experts.
Where and when does Grand National take place?
The Grand National takes place at Aintree Racecourse, which is located six miles outside of Liverpool.
This is where the event has been hosted ever since the start in 1839.
The main event is now part of a three-day Grand National festival, beginning on Thursday, April 13 and ending on Saturday, April 15, when the Grand National race takes place at 5.15pm.
A spectacular racecourse with generous prizes
The steeplechase is a challenging one, meaning the participants must be top-class to have a chance to win the more than four-mile-long race.
Over the years, the Aintree fences have been adjusted to be less perilous than they used to be for safety reasons, but the obstacles are still some of the hardest in the business.
The tallest fence is called The Chair, at five foot two inches.
Another famous fence is Becher’s Brook, named after the jockey Captain Martin Becher who fell at this stage in the first Grand National race 1839 and had to hide in the brook to avoid getting hurt.
There are 40 participants that compete for the trophy and £561,000 which goes to the winner.
Prize money is paid out to the owners of the first ten horses past the post, with the winner receiving more than half of this money.
Second place equals £211,100 and third place £100,000.
The latest Grand National winner odds
Even before the line-up has been confirmed, bookmakers are taking bets.
Usually, the list of potential runners is announced in February, followed by the official 40 entries.
All the horses must meet a number of criteria in order to compete, for example being aged seven or above, have an Official Rating of 125 or more and having completed at least one steeplechase in the current season and three or more in total.
Some people are placing their money on last year’s winner, Noble Yeats.
Other favourites among betters are Delta Work and Any Second Now.
Make sure to stay updated on the latest Grand National winner odds before you place your bets, perhaps with co-workers or friends.
Regardless of which horse you end up cheering on, this year’s Grand National will certainly be another exciting event with top-class horses and jockeys, as well as millions of viewers!