Horse racing is one of the oldest and most renowned pastimes around the world, with a long and rich history. It offers excitement as well as intense competition, for both the participants and people in the stances. Betting on horse racing can be a thrilling experience, but it’s important to approach the task with patience and caution. But what do we have to expect from one of the most famous chases?
Let’s have a look on different bets, and what to expect from this year’s Grand National.
What to expect from the Grand National?
The Grand National is an annual steeplechase horse race held at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England. It is one of the most famous and prestigious handicap chases in Europe, attracting both experienced and novice jockeys from all over the globe. This year’s edition promises to be as exciting as ever with a field of 40 horses vying for the coveted prize.
For those wondering what time is the 2023 Grand National will take place, it is expected to run in a three-day festival starting on Thursday April 13th until Saturday April 15th. The main race, the Grand National, is expected to start at 5:15pm BST the 15ht, and will be the sixth (out of seven) races during the day, as well as being the longest out of all races held at Aintree.
What horses will be in this year’s lineup?
As mentioned, the race will have a lineup of 40 horses, but which horses it will include won’t be published until the race date gets closer. However, in order for the horses to be allowed participation in the Grand National race, there are some qualifications that the horses must meet. Some of those are that:
- The horse must be 7 years, or older
- have an OR (official rating) of at least 125
- have completed one steeplechase during the same season
- have completed at least 3 steeplechases
Betting on the Grand National 2023
For betting enthusiasts, there are no shortage of options when it comes to wagering on the Grand National. Most bookmakers will offer odds prior to race day and will continue to adjust their odds as the race draws closer. If you’re looking for a more dynamic approach, many bookmakers now offer in-play betting, which allows bets to be placed on horses even after the start of the race.
Overall, Grand National 2023 promises to be an exciting event with plenty of unexpected turns. With a field of the best horses in Europe, there are sure to be thrilling battles and unpredicted results. Whether you decide to bet on your favourite horse, or just watch from the stands, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Factors to consider when placing bets at the 2023 Grand National
With an estimated TV audience of 600 million the Grand National is one of the greatest horse racing events in the world, and it might feel like a daunting task to research all of the horses before the races begin. However, it is wise to consider the horses’ previous performances, as it might indicate how well they will perform, or how fast they will race, in the Grand National. Furthermore, the conditions of the race, such as weather, distance, and type of course, as well as the jockey’s experience and reputation might affect the overall achievements of the team.