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ITV Horse Racing Schedule For 2023 Grand National Meeting

The ITV horse racing schedule for the 2023 Grand National Meeting is out, with the popular broadcaster set to show five of the seven Grand National fixture races each day.

When Is The 2023 Grand National: Dates and Times

📅Time/Date: 5:15pm, Saturday 15th April 2023
🏇Racecourse: Aintree
💰 Purse: £500,000
📺 TV: RacingTV / ITV

ITV Racing to Broadcast FIVE Aintree Races Each Day

The 2023 Aintree Grand National will be run on Saturday 15th April, with the race at 5:15pm.

We can expect around 10 million UK residents to tune into the Grand National – which is about 1/7th of the total population.

It’s a race the ‘once-a-year’ punters and the sweepstake players crawl out of the woodwork, but the great news is that you can watch the big race LIVE on ITV.

As well as the main event on Saturday 15th April, the ITV cameras are also at Aintree across the three-day meeting to show FIVE races each day.

The daily ITV coverage will start at 2:20pm on Thursday (13th April) and Friday (14th April), and at 2:25pm on Grand National Day (15th Saturday).

The opening ITV Aintree race at the 2023 meeting will be the Jewson Anniversary 4-y-o Juvenile Hurdle at 2:20pm on Thursday – a race the Milton Harris-trained Knight Salute won 12 months ago.

Away from the Grand National, there are other main races across the meeting including the Grade Ones – Liverpool Hurdle, Turners Mersey Novices’ Hurdle, Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase, Sefton Novices’ Hurdle, Marsh Steeple Chase, Top Novices’ Hurdle, Aintree Hurdle, Aintree Bowl, Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase and the Anniversary 4-y-o Juvenile Hurdle.

ITV Racing Expected to Have Ex Jockeys AP McCoy, Mick Fitzgerald and Ruby Walsh Helping Them Out for 2023 Grand National

With Ed Chamberlin at the helm, with the likes of Matt Chapman, Luke Harvey and Oli Bell assisting, the ITV horse racing team are also expected to have three ex- Grand National winning jockeys helping out.

Mick Fitzgerald won the Grand National back in 1996 on Rough Quest and famously said after the race ” that was better than sex!”

Ruby Walsh has two Grand National wins to his name when guiding home the well-backed Papillon in 2000 for his father Ted Walsh, and added to that in 2005 with Hedgehunter.

AP McCoy had to wait a while to get his National win – but it came in 2010 when he rode the JP McManus-owned Don’t Push It to victory.


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2023 Grand National Meeting Race Times and Full Schedule

Opening Day – Thursday 13th April 2023

  • 1.45pm The Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1) Grade 1 2m 4f
  • 2.20pm The Jewson Anniversary 4-y-o Juvenile Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 1 2m 1f ITV
  • 2.55pm The Aintree Bowl Steeple Chase (Class 1) Grade 1 3m 1f ITV
  • 3.30pm The William Hill Aintree Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 1 2m 4f ITV
  • 4.05pm The Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase 2m 5f ITV
  • 4.40pm The Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 1) Grade 3 2m ITV
  • 5.15pm The Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat (Grade 2) 2m 1f

Ladies Day – Friday 14th April 2023

  • 1:45pm The Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1) Grade 1 3m 1f
  • 2.20pm The William Hill Handicap Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 3 2m 4f ITV
  • 2.55pm The Top Novices’ Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 1 2m ½f ITV
  • 3.30pm The Marsh Steeple Chase (Registered as the Melling) (Grade 1) 2m 4f ITV
  • 4.05pm The Randox Supports Race Against Dementia Topham Chase (Grade 3) 2m 5f ITV
  • 4.40pm The Cavani Menswear Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 1 3m ½f ITV
  • 5.15pm The Abersoch Land and Sea Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) (Conditional & Amateur Jockeys) 2m ½f

Randox Grand National Day – Saturday 15th April 2023

  • 1:45pm The EFT Systems Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1) Grade 1 2m
  • 2.25pm The Bridle Road Handicap Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 3 3m ½f ITV
  • 3.00pm The Turners Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 1 2m 4f ITV
  • 3.35pm The JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 1 3m ½f ITV
  • 4.15pm The William Hill Freebooter Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 1) Grade 3 3m 1f ITV
  • 5:15pm The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase (Grade 3) 4m 2½f ITV
  • 6.20pm The Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Grade 2) 2m 1f

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