Grand National 2022: What is the prize money? Where is it held?
Britain’s most famous and historic horse race takes place this weekend for the 174th time.
The Aintree Grand National Festival will take place over three days, from Thursday to Saturday, with the Grand National race itself taking place on Saturday 9th April.
Last year’s winner Minella Times will race again with record-breaking jockey Rachael Blackmore, while Snow Leopardess is among the favorites to become the first mare to win in over half a century.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 event.
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What is the Grand National?
The Grand National is a horse race held annually since 1839, with 30 challenging obstacles for horses to jump over two laps and a total distance of four miles and two and a half furlongs (over seven kilometres).
Where does the Grand National take place?
The Grand National is held annually in Aintree, Liverpool, England.
When is the Grand National?
The Grand National will be held this year on Saturday April 9, with the main event starting at 5.15pm BST.
“It’s for the good and the health of the horse”
Head trainer Jonjo O’Neill gives us insight into the quality of racehorse maintenance 👏 pic.twitter.com/NJZqCqcSBR
— Aintree Racecourse (@AintreeRaces) April 4, 2022
What is the Grand National Prize Fund?
The Grand National prize fund is £1million, more than half of which – £561,300 – goes to the winning owners and then £211,100 to the owners of the second-placed horse. The jockeys will receive a percentage of this prize money.
Who won the Grand National last year?
Minella Times won the Grand National in 2021, ridden by Rachael Blackmore, who became the first female jockey to win the race.
A letter to my daughter, Rachael Blackmore. 👩👧 pic.twitter.com/IylZUOyYpr
— Aintree Racecourse (@AintreeRaces) April 6, 2022
Who are the favorites to win this year’s Grand National?
The favorites to win this year’s Grand National according to Sky Bet are Snow Leopardess (7/1), Any Second Now (8/1) and Delta Work (8/1). Last year’s winner, Minella Times, is also moderately valued, with odds currently at 12/1.