Last year’s Grand National saw history being made once again. Noble Yeats, a 50/1 long shot, romped home with veteran jockey Sam Waley-Cohen on board.
At just seven years old, Noble Yeats was the youngest horse to win the race since Bogskar in 1940.
Winning the Grand National once is a remarkable feat, but back-to-back victories are a true rarity. In fact, it had been over four decades since Red Rum claimed consecutive victories until Tiger Roll did it in 2018 and 2019.
Now, Noble Yeats is set to take on the challenge of becoming a back-to-back Grand National winner. The excitement is building up as the race day approaches, and bookies are offering tempting odds of 8/1 for Noble Yeats to repeat his win.
But the big question on every racing fan’s mind is, when is the Grand National taking place this year?
Grand National 2023 Date & Time
The 2023 Grand National. It will be held at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, April 15th at 5.15pm.
The 2023 Randox Health Grand National will be broadcast live on ITV, with coverage starting from 2:00 pm.
Tickets are on sale for the event, but you’re going to have to be quick as demand is high. Only Embankment (£42) and Premium Hospitality tickets remain on sale.
There is still availability for the first two days of the festival.
Having been temporarily renamed ‘Liverpool’s NHS Day’ in 2022, we return to normal in 2023 with the slightly uninspired ‘Opening Day’ title for day one.
Day 2 is known as ‘Ladies Day,’ which is renowned not only for the racing action but the fashion and entertainment.
If you’re lucky enough to be crowned the winner in the style awards, then lucky you. You will win a holiday worth £5,000 along with £1,500 spending money, £1,000 donation to your chosen charity, and two Garden Club Tickets to Ladies Day 2024.
Odds For The Grand National 2023
Of course, as with any major event, the bookies are already offering odds on who they think will run a good race in 2023.
Corach Rambler is currently the favourite ahead of Noble Yeats and Delta Work. However, the odds will likely change before the big day.
We do see a few new names on the odds market that look worthy of consideration, including Gaillard du Mesnil and Eva’s Oskar.
However, we’re still a few days away from the final declaration stage, which takes place on Thursday, April 13. Until then, it is a guessing game for which horses will be assured a place in the big race.