2022 Grand National Winner
With the 2020 Grand National having been cancelled due to the continued Covid-19 restrictions and the 2021 event being held behind closed doors for the very same reason, there was a huge air of anticipation ahead of the 2022 race and tickets for the latest renewal of the famous steeplechase sold out in record time. This was the 17th running of the contest and it took place in front of a capacity crowd on Saturday, 9th April 2022.
Once again the event was sponsored by Randox Health and the winner of the race was Noble Yeats at odds of 50/1. Sam Waley Cohen became the first amateur jockey to triumph in the race since Marcus Armytage won back in 1990 aboard Mr Frisk while Noble Yeats became the first seven-year-old to finish first past the post since Bogskar back in 1940. This was the final race for Wales-Cohen prior to his retirement.
The Grand National, as in previous years, was shown on free-to-air TV and full coverage of the event was provided by ITV for the fifth year running, the presenters for the live coverage being Francesca Cumani and Ed Chamberlain.
The final 40 runners for the 2022 Randox Grand National were confirmed at 1pm on Friday, 1st April. Three entries made at the 48 hour declaration stage were withdrawn prior to the Friday confirmation stage, these being Phoenix Way, Lord Du Mesnil and Easysland. Their places were taken by reserves School Boy Hours, Romain De Senam and Commodore.
Only 29 fences were jumped in the 2022 Grand National, the usual 19th fence being bypassed due to medical staff tending to a fallen horse from the first lap.
1: Noble Yeats
2: Any Second Now
3: Delta Work
6: Longhouse Poet
8: Coko Beach
9: Escaria Ten
10: Romain De Senam