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2023 Grand National Winner

Corach Rambler

The 2023 renewal of the world-famous Grand National was the 175th running of the race. It got underway at the usual time of 5:15pm on Saturday, 15th April  and it was won by Lucinda Russell-trained Corach Rambler at an SP of 8/1. This was the favourite for the contest and it was ridden by Irish jockey Derek Fox who had also ridden One For Arthur to victory in the 2017 event. The start of the race was delayed by around 15 minutes due to protests from animal rights activists who had threatened to ruin the race, however the protests had the effect of unnerving the horses who had already arrived at the parade ring.

Live television coverage was provided by ITV once again, while viewing figures were estimated at around 600 million around the globe. The only casualty of the race was Hill Sixteen who suffered a heart attack just before jumping the first fence. Trainer Sandy Thomson made it clear that the protests had resulted in the horse becoming hyper due to the delays and this led to him failing to take off at the first fence. The handler was adamant that the protestors’ actions were the sole reason for the death of the horse.

Of the 39 runners and riders that started the race, 17 crossed the finish line and first past the post was Corach Rambler, followed by Vanillier, Gaillard Du Mesnil, Noble Yeats and The Big Dog.

Finishing Order

1: Corach Rambler

2: Vanillier

3: Gaillard Du Mesnil

4: Noble Yeats

5: The Big Dog

6: Born By The Sea

7: Roi Mage

8: Mister Coffey

9: A Wave Of The Sea

10: Le Milos