- 1 Who will win the Aintree Grand National 2023
- 2 What is the longest chance to win the Grand National
- 3 What does D stand for in horse racing
- 4 Which horses did not finish the Grand National
Who will win the Aintree Grand National 2023
GRAND NATIONAL 2024 RUNNERS – Below you can view the top ten Grand National Runners with their ante-post odds. Antepost odds listed on this page are taken from Paddy Power on 15/04/2023. No horse is guaranteed a position in the race until the final declaration stage (11/04/2024). NO: – | FORM: U1-5411 | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: L. RUSSELL Lucinda Russell’s star, Corach Rambler, clinched the Grand National in 2023. Currently the bookies’ favourite, the question remains: will this champion rise to the challenge at Aintree once more? NO: – | FORM: 25521- | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: M. BRASSIL After a commendable 2nd place finish behind Corach Rambler at the Ultima Handicap Chase, Fastorslow is set to tackle the Aintree fences for the first time. He’s a strong contender for each-way bets, but questions linger about his stamina for the marathon journey. NO: – | FORM: 22441- | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: W P MULLINS I Am Maximus has a knack for finishing in the money. After a triumphant run in the Irish Grand National in 2023, he’s set to conquer Aintree’s big fence. And much like his namesake from the Gladiator movie, he’s here to declare, ‘Are you not entertained?’ NO: – | FORM: B23U- | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: W P MULLINS Mr Incredible suffered an unfortunate saddle slip in the 2023 Grand National and is back with something to prove. While he might have been down on his luck last year, he’s poised for a potential comeback in 2024. However, the shadow of doubt still lingers. NO: – | FORM: 01443F5- | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: M BRASSIL Panda Boy, narrowly missing a 4th place finish in the 2023 Irish Grand National, is set to venture beyond Irish shores for the first time. While his performance in Ireland has been commendable, the Aintree course’s challenges remain uncharted territory for him. NO: – | FORM: 636F22- | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: G CROMWELL Having clinched second behind Corach Rambler in the last Grand National, Vanillier is poised for another Aintree challenge. Though the handicapper might add to his load for 2024, he remains a noteworthy contender. NO: – | FORM: 21313- | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: WP MULLINS After a gutsy third-place finish in the last Grand National, Gaillard Du Mesnil is back with renewed vigor. With his proven ability to stay on strongly, he’s certainly in the mix for the 2024 showdown NO: – | FORM: 1234121-5 | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 6 | TRAINER: E MULLINS The young Feronily is stepping into the spotlight, but the Aintree course might be a leap given his experience. The extended trip poses concerns and he’s got some boxes yet to tick. NO: – | FORM: P11344-7 | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: E MULLINS The odds for Noble Yeats in the 2024 Grand National might surprise many, especially considering his stellar past performances. With a victory in 2022 and a 4th place finish last year, he’s primed for another strong run. And with bookmakers extending payouts to five and six places, he’s shaping up to be a wise each-way bet. NO: – | FORM: 1361U- | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 10 | TRAINER: G. ELLIOTT Delta Work’s journey in the 2023 Grand National was abruptly halted at the 21st fence, but with a prior 3rd place finish at Aintree, he’s not to be underestimated. Will this be his year to shine?
What is the longest chance to win the Grand National
The longest odds for a winning horse at the Grand National is 100/1 and was achieved by Tipperary Tim (1928), Gregalach (1929), Caughoo (1947), Foinavon (1967) and Mon Mome (2009).
What is the prize money for the Aintree Grand National 2023?
Grand National 2023 prize money breakdown –
Below is the prize money on offer to the top 10 finishers of the 2023 Grand National. Give the difference of more than £350,000 between first and second place, there is more than glory at stake for these riders.
Do horses enjoy the Grand National?
The Grand National: our response to the racing industry Animal Aid has, for many years, called for the Grand National to be banned. It is a deliberately hazardous race.
Following the deaths of two horses in the, which were accidentally screened on live television, there was a fresh outpouring of anger that this sick spectacle is allowed to continue.Since that time more horses have been killed in the race in the most horrific circumstances.Defenders of the race peddle a variety of myths in their attempts to justify it:
If the horses didn’t like it, they wouldn’t carry on running after their jockeys fall off Horses are herd animals. They feel safer when part of a group, especially in the noisy, often unfamiliar race day environment. The horses enjoy the challenge They are not equal to the challenge.
The modern industry concentrates on breeding lighter-boned, speedier animals for Flat racing. Less successful Flat racers, or those good at clearing fences, are consigned to jump racing. But, because they are fine-tuned for speed rather than skeletal strength, they risk fatal injury when they fall – a common occurrence at Aintree.
The horses are treated like kings Evidence suggests that, for many years, thousands of horses who don’t pay their way have been slaughtered or killed in their yards. Horses in the wild die too – death is natural There is nothing natural about whipping highly inbred horses to force them to run to their physical limit and jump a series of life-threatening obstacles.
- Because Aintree and the industry as a whole make a concerted effort to conceal news of equine fatalities, Animal Aid is making that information public.
- Our online database,, was established in March 2007 and lists horses who die on all of Britain’s 60 racecourses.
- It is this data that is now heavily relied upon by the media.
Our annual Horse Racing Awareness Week takes place in the seven days leading up to the country’s most famous race. We stage a series of high-profile media events to highlight the suffering involved in horse racing. Please get involved with our campaign to Ban the Grand National and Horse Racing Awareness Week.
What does D stand for in horse racing
As well as numbers showing the horses’ most recent finishing positions, look out for letters such and C and D next to its name. C means they have won previously at the course and D means they have previously won over the same distance.
Who died in the Aintree racecourse 2023?
Grand National 2023 death toll rises Posted on the 11th May 2023 A six-year-old race horse, named Hullnback, has become the fourth victim of the 2023 Grand National meeting, following news that the poor horse died of an infection caused by a racing injury sustained at Aintree Racecourse on 14 April. The other horses killed at the notorious three-day event were: Hill Sixteen, who suffered a broken neck at the first fence in the Grand National race; Dark Raven, who was killed earlier on the Saturday afternoon and Envoye Special, who lost his life on the first day of the meeting.
The news of Hullnback’s demise raises the at the Grand National meeting since 2000. Many more horses would have returned to their stables with injuries and trauma caused by being forced to compete at Aintree. Grand National deaths add to the shocking race horse fatality figure of more than 3,000 victims killed on British racecourses since 2001 – highlighting the endemic suffering at the heart of this brutal so called ‘sport’.
As a consequence, Animal Aid’s campaign to was launched in March 2023. This was to coincide with the big Jump Racing events of the year – the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National. To date the campaign has featured bus adverts and a viral film, watched by more than half a million people, aimed at exposing the huge death toll that the racing industry is keen to keep under wraps.
Says Dene Stansall, Animal Aid’s Horse Racing Consultant: ‘The racing industry has a broken relationship with race horses. Horses are bred, used and disposed of within a money driven programme that maximises their exploitation with a ruthless thirst. Hullnback’s death embodies the pitiful state of an entire equine population in the hands of a self-serving industry.
As a consequence, racing is losing public support.’ For more information visit: and The Scottish Government has opened a short consultation on snares, and we are asking everyone to take a few minutes to fill it in. The consultation closes on 3rd October. Posted 08 Sep 2023 On 1 October, the pheasant shooting season will begin. The partridge shooting season is already under way.
Who was the injured jockey in the Grand National 2023?
Johnny Burke has broken his arm after taking a nasty fall in the 2023 Aintree Grand National. Partnering with Sam Brown, Burke was unseated at the infamous ‘The Chair’ fence and came down hard. The Cork native, who’s father memorably became the oldest winning jockey in 100 years last month, was taken to hospital shortly after the fall.
- READ MORE: Cape Gentleman retired after suffering tendon injury in Grand National Nick Luck, host of Racing TV’s Luck on Sunday, has this morning confirmed that Burke did indeed break his arm in the fall.
- I’ve got news on Johnny Burke, who took a nasty fall on Sam Brown at ‘The Chair,’ he has broken his arm.
“Johnny, we wish you well, he has been in touch with us this morning.” Burke and Sam Brown weren’t the only partnership to come undone in the four and a half mile marathon race on Saturday. Hill Sixteen suffered a fatal fall at the first, while Cape Gentleman will undergo potentially life-saving surgery today after severing a tendon on Saturday.
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Which horses did not finish the Grand National
Full list of those who didn’t finish by either falling or being unseated: – Any Second Now, Galvin, Fury Road, Capodanno, Delta Work, Sam Brown, Lifetime Ambition, Coko Beach, Longhouse Poet, Darasso, The Big Breakaway, Gape Gentleman, Diol Ker, Velvet Elvis, Mr Incredible, Cloudy Glen, Hill Sixteen, Gabbys Cross, Recite A Prayer, Eva’s Oskar, Dunboyne, Back On The Lash.