Aintree Grand National Festival 2022 race times, schedule, runners and riders

3 days. 11 Grade 1s. Bring it on!


A quality three days of racing lie ahead as some of the brightest and best in the National Hunt game descend on Aintree Racecourse for the Grand National Festival 2022.

Sure, the Grand National itself attracts all the attention because it’s the world’s greatest steeplechase but there are also 11 Grade 1 contests to enjoy between Thursday, April 7 and Saturday, April 9.


We’ve got all the info and deets you could possibly need about all the renewals at the Aintree Grand National Festival 2022 on our snazzy Racecards page including the runners and riders, weights, odds and horse-by-horse analysis.

You can head over to the Racecards tab at the top of page now to start swotting up, otherwise, you’ll find the race schedule and start times for the three-day meeting below.

Thursday, April 7

1.45pm: Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
2.20pm: Anniversary 4-y-o Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)
2.55pm: Betway Bowl (Grade 1)
3.30pm: Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)
4.05pm: Foxhunters’ Chase
4.40pm: Red Rum Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
5.15pm: Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat (Grade 2)

Friday, April 8

1:45pm: Alder Hey & Aintree Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
2.20pm: Top Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
2.50pm: Mildmay Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
3.25pm: Melling Chase (Grade 1)
4.05pm: Topham Chase (Grade 3)
4.40pm: Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
5.15pm: Park Palace Ponies Handicap Hurdle

Saturday, April 9

1:45pm: EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
2.25pm: Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
3.00pm: Maghull Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
3.35pm: Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1)
4.15pm: Betway Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
5:15pm: Grand National (Grade 3)
6.20pm: Weatherbys Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Grade 2)


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