Grand National live stream 2023: Watch Aintree Race free online today, what TV channel

British Jockey Rachael Blackmore celebrates ahead of the 2023 Randox Grand National Handicap Chase at Aintree Racecourse.
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The 2023 Grand National – the world's most prestigious National Hunt steeplechase – returns to Aintree on ITV and ITVX today. Ain't That A Shame is hot favourite but faces a tough test from 38 other horses including last year's winner, Noble Yeats and former Tiger Roll-stablemate, Delta Work

The hunt for glory and riches is on – but who will be first past the post at Aintree? Here's how to watch a free Grand National live stream from anywhere.

Free Grand National live stream  

  • Date: Saturday 15th April 2023
  • Time: 5.15pm BST / 12.15pm ET
  • Racecourse: Aintree
  • TV channel: ITV / ITV Racing
  • FREE live stream: ITVX
  • Watch ITVX from anywhere with ExpressVPN
  • Odds: Ain't That A Shame 8/1; Corach Rambler 9/1; Delta Work 10/1

ITV Racing team

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Aintree Day 3: Full Racecard

All times BST (deduct five hours for ET)

  • 1.45pm - EFT Systems Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase | Free on ITVX
  • 2.25pm - Village Hotels Handicap Hurdle | Free on ITVX
  • 3.00pm - Turners Mersey Novices’ Hurdle | Free on ITVX
  • 3.35pm - JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle | Free on ITVX
  • 4.15pm - William Hill Freebooter Handicap Steeple Chase | Free on ITVX
  • 5.15pm - RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL Steeple Chase | Free on ITVX

Who is predicted to win the Grand National 2023?

Ain't That A Shame, ridden by female jockey Rachael Blackmore, is 8-1 favourite to win the 2023 Grand National. Other notable frontrunners include: Corach Rambler, Delta Work, Noble Years, Any Second Now, Gaillard Du Mesnil and Mr Incredible.

What is the Grand National weather?

Fans can expect cloudy skies, 71% humidity and wind speeds of 6 mph. Temperatures are predicted to rise from 6°C to 12°C by the start of the Grand National Race at 5.15pm today.

What is the going at Aintree today?

The Jockey Club's latest information says conditions on the course for the National are good to soft but this is tested and re-assessed regularly.

Grand National course map 2023 – Aintree fences

Grand National course map of Aintree fences 2023

(Image credit: Jockey Club)

Who is running in the Grand National 2023?

  • Ain’t That A Shame (T: Henry De Bromhead; J: Rachael Blackmore) 8/1
  • Corach Rambler (T: Lucinda Russell; J: Derek Fox) 9/1
  • Delta Work (T: Gordon Elliott; J: Keith Donoghue) 9/1
  • Noble Yeats (T: Emmet Mullins; J: Sean Bowen) 9/1
  • Gaillard Du Mesnil (T: Willie Mullins; J: Paul Townend) 11/1
  • Mr Incredible (T: Willie Mullins; J: Brian Hayes) 12/1
  • The Big Dog (T: Peter Fahey; J: Aidan Coleman) 14/1
  • Le Milos (T: Dan Skelton; J: Harry Skelton) 16/1
  • Vanillier (T: Gavin Cromwell; J: Sean Flanagan) 16/1
  • Any Second Now (T: Ted Walsh; J: Mark Walsh) 16/1
  • Capodanno (T: Willie Mullins; J: Danny Mullins) 16/1
  • Longhouse Poet (T: Martin Brassil; J: JJ Slevin) 18/1
  • Galvin (T: Gordon Elliott; J: Davy Russell) 18/1
  • Our Power (T: Sam Thomas; J: Sam Twiston-Davies) 22/1
  • Roi Mage (T: Patrick Griffin; J: Felix de Giles) 25/1
  • Back On The Lash (T: Martin Keighley; J: Adam Wedge) 25/1
  • Enjoy D’allen (T: Ciaran Murphy; J: Simon Torrens) 28/1
  • Lifetime Ambition (T: Mrs John Harrington; J: Sean O’Keeffe) 33/1
  • Coko Beach (T: Gordon Elliott; J: Harry Cobden) 33/1
  • Minella Trump (T: Donald McCain; J: Theo Gillard) 40/1
  • The Big Breakaway (T: Joe Tizzard; J: Brendan Powell) 40/1
  • Velvet Elvis (T: Thomas Gibney; J: Darragh O’Keeffe) 40/1
  • Born By The Sea (T: John Gilligan; J: Phillip Enright) 50/1
  • Dunboyne (T: Gordon Elliott; J: Jack Tudor) 50/1
  • Mister Coffey (T: Nicky Henderson; J: Nico de Boinville) 50/1
  • Fury Road (T: Gordon Elliott; J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr) 50/1
  • Eva’s Oskar (T: Tim Vaughan; J: Alan Johns) 50/1
  • Fortescue (T: Henry Daly; J: Hugh Nugent) 50/1
  • Carefully Selected (T: Willie Mullins; J: Michael O’Sullivan) 66/1
  • Gabbys Cross (T: Henry De Bromhead; J: Peter Carberry) 66/1
  • Cloudy Glen (T: Venetia Williams; J: Charlie Deutsch) 66/1
  • Recite A Prayer (T: Willie Mullins; J: Jack Foley) 66/1
  • Sam Brown (T: Anthony Honeyball; J: Jonathan Burke) 66/1
  • Darasso (T: J P O’Brien; J: Luke Dempsey) 80/1
  • Diol Ker (T: Noel Meade; J: Kieren Buckley) 80/1
  • A Wave Of The Sea (T: Joseph O’Brien; J: Shane Fitzgerald) 80/1
  • Cape Gentleman (T: John Joseph Hanlon; J: Jody McGarvey) 80/1
  • Hill Sixteen (T: Sandy Thomson; J: Ryan Mania) 100/1
  • Escaria Ten (T: Gordon Elliott; J: Adrian Heskin) 100/1 (non-runner)
  • Francky Du Berlais (T: Peter Bowen; J: Ben Jones) 100/1

Which horse won the most Grand Nationals?

This year is the 50th anniversary of Red Rum's first of three Grand National victories, earning him a place in the record books and the hearts of racing punters. 

Can I watch the Grand National for free?

Fans can watch every race at Aintree free on ITV and the ITVX streaming service, with a free live stream of all 21 races including today's 2023 Randox Grand National.

How many pints of beer are drunk at the Grand National?

Each year, 250,000 pints of beer, 38,000 shots and 5000 cocktails are consumed at the Grand National. That's in addition to 75,000 cups of tea & coffee!

What is the prize money for placing first in the Grand National?

The Grand National is one of the richest horse races in the world. This year's total prize money tops £1 million, with £561,300 going to the winner.

How many people watch the Grand National?

According to the BBC Newsround, more than 600 million TV viewers spread across 140 counties are expected to watch the 2023 Grand National live streams and linear broadcasts. 

How much money is bet on the Grand National?

An estimated £300 million will be wagered on the 2023 Grand National. But before you raid your piggy bank, remember that only 60 per cent of the field are expected to make it to the final furlong.

How to watch the Grand National for free

ITV Racing broadcast team 2023

The ITV Racing show line-up for 2023, led by Ed Chan (Image credit: ITV)

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