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Grand National 2023 LIVE: Results, reaction and latest updates after dramatic day at Aintree

Corach Rambler won the 175th running of the Grand National on the UK’s biggest betting day

Michael Jones
Sunday 16 April 2023 12:40 BST
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What is the Grand National 2023 and when is it?

Corach Rambler won the 2023 Grand National at Aintree backing up its status as the 8/1 favourite.

Mister Coffey and Coko Beach led early on and throughout most of the thrilling race. But chaotic scenes early on saw a number of fallers, including Lifetime Ambition, who was taken out by a loose horse at fence 9.

However, Corach Rambler, ridden by Derek Fox and trained by Lucinda Russell took the lead from Mister Coffey over the final fence and kicked for home to record a memorable win.

The race had been delayed after protestors breached the Aintree racecourse fence and got on to the course. The Grand National attracted criticism from animal rights protestors in the build-up, with three arrests made in connection with potential co-ordinated disruption activities at Aintree, which became nine following the pre-race disruption

Relive all the action from Aintree below:

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Who won the Grand National 2023?

Corach Rambler stormed to victory in the Randox Grand National to the delight of trainer Lucinda Russell and jockey Derek Fox.

Backing up success at last month’s Cheltenham Festival, the nine-year-old negotiated a chaotic race to validate its pre-race status as a 8-1 favourite.

The iconic race was delayed by around 15 minutes after protestors from Animal Rising got on to the track. Corach Rambler grabbed the lead over the last hurdle and then pulled away from a final test launched by Vanillier and Gaillard Du Mesnil, who finished second and third.

A brave effort from last year’s winner Noble Yeats, despite a big weight, secured an impressive fourth. It was a second victory in the world’s greatest steeplechase for Russell and Fox, after One For Arthur in 2017.

Mike Jones15 April 2023 18:45
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Grand National delayed after animal rights protestors breach Aintree course

The Grand National 2023 was delayed by over 15 minutes after animal rights protestors breached the steel fence surrounding the Aintree racecourse.

The delay to the race, which was due to start at 5:15pm and eventually begun after 5:30pm, forced jockeys to hold their horses in the paddock.

Six protestors from from Animal Rising breached the fence, with three reaching the track, while many more attempted to also jump over the fence surrounding the racecourse.

Police rushed to contain the protest, with clashes following as protestors attached themselves to the fence, while others could be seen exchanging ladders in a bid to help others join the protest inside the perimeter.

Grand National protesters delay Aintree race

Police were forced to intervene at Aintree after protestors attempted to enter the racecourse

Mike Jones15 April 2023 19:08
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Grand National 2023

Full results from Aintree today:

13:45 - EFT Systems Maghull Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race) Jonbon 2/11

14:25 - Village Hotels Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race) West Balboa 9/2 Fav

15:00 - Turners Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race) Irish Point 5/1

15:35 - JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race) Sire Du Berlais 8/1

16:15 - William Hill Handicap Chase (Registered As The Freebooter Handicap Chase) (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race) Midnight River 15/2

17:15 - Randox Grand National Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race) Corach Rambler 8/1 Fav

18:20 - Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2) (GBB Race) Florida Dreams 18/1

Mike Jones15 April 2023 18:40
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Grand National 2023: Hill Sixteen put down

There were a lot of fallen horses during this year’s Grand National and thankfully most of them are okay. Unfortunately Hill Sixteen who collided heavily with the first fence had injuries which were too severe and has been put down.

A Jockey Club spokesperson said: “Sadly, while racing in the Grand National, Hill Sixteen sustained an unrecoverable injury. Our sincere sympathies are with connections.

“Recite A Prayer and Cape Gentleman were assessed on course by our skilled veterinary staff and walked onto the horse ambulance for further assessment in the stables.”

Mike Jones15 April 2023 18:37
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Grand National 2023 finishers

1. Corach Rambler (Derek Fox) 8-1 Fav

2. Vanillier (Sean Flanagan) 20-1

3. Gaillard Du Mesnil (Paul Townend) 10-1

4. Noble Yeats (Sean Bowen) 10-1

5. The Big Dog (Aidan Coleman) 12-1

6. Born By The Sea (Phillip Enright) 50-1

7. Roi Mage (Felix De Giles) 33-1

8. Mister Coffey (Nico de Boinville) 33-1

9. A Wave Of The Sea (Shane Fitzgerald) 66-1

10. Le Milos (Harry Skelton) 12-1

11. Our Power (Sam Twiston-Davies) 25-1

12. Enjoy D’allen (Simon Torrens) 50-1

13. Fortescue (Hugh Nugent) 100-1

14. Carefully Selected (Michael O’Sullivan) 50-1

15. Minella Trump (Theo Gillard) 50-1

16. Francky Du Berlais (Ben Jones) 125-1

17. Ain’t That a Shame (Rachael Blackmore) 10-1

Mike Jones15 April 2023 18:35
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Grand National 2023: Florida Dreams wins the Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race!

Full result:

1. Florida Dreams - 18/1

2. Blizzard Of Oz - 16/5

3. Hasthing - 28/1

Mike Jones15 April 2023 18:32
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Grand National 2023: Florida Dreams wins the Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race!

Florida Dreams closes out the Grand National Festival with a superb victory to finish off the day at Aintree.

Mike Jones15 April 2023 18:31
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Grand National 2023: 18:20pm - Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

Blizzard of Oz pulls up alongside Esprit Du Portier but Florida Dreams is coming through and looks quick.

Mike Jones15 April 2023 18:30
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It’s still Esprit Du Potier ahead of Shinji as they turn towards the home straight but the field remains bunched up and it’s anyone’s race to win.

Blizzard of Oz is making a move.

Mike Jones15 April 2023 18:28
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Grand National 2023: 18:20pm - Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

Shinji is up alongside leader Esprit Du Potier ahead of a packed field as they approach the halfway point of the race. Derek Fox is atop the leader, can he make it back-to-back wins?

Mike Jones15 April 2023 18:27

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