When is the American Grand National? Far Hills date, start time, runners and betting

It's one of the most prestigious Jumps races outside Europe...


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The American Grand National has become a happy hunting ground for the British and Irish – and this year’s renewal looks set to continue that trend.

Galway Plate hero Hewick is set to cross the pond for the Grade 1 as Shark Hanlon prepares his charge for a crack at the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup while Global Citizen, a winner at last season’s Cheltenham Festival, is also expected to make the transatlantic trip.

A $250,000 prize pot makes it the richest Jumps contest in the United States but don’t be fooled by the name as the American Grand National has little in common with the Aintree and Irish equivalent.


Not only is the race run over hurdles instead of fences, by clocking in at a distance of 2m5f it can be hardly considered a marathon trip.

Paddy Power spokesman Paul Binfield said: “It’s magnificent to see one of the great characters of the game ‘Shark’ Hanlon have a tilt at the American National. The Carlow conjuror is not going Stateside with a back number either as Hewick is a Galway Plate hero who may well have won the Kerry National but for an uncharacteristic mistake at the last and connections have Cheltenham Gold Cup dreams.”

You’ll find everything you need to know about the American Grand National 2022 including the date, start time, runners, and Paddy Power’s betting odds below.

American Grand National 2022 date and start time

The American Grand National is scheduled to take place at Far Hills on Saturday, October 15 2022. The post time has been set for 21:05 BST/IST. The first race of the meeting is 6pm BST/IST before the card concludes at 9:30pm BST/IST.

American Grand National 2022 runners and riders

Noah And The Ark (Harrison Beswick)
Snap Decision (Graham Watters)
Pistol Whipped (Nico de Boinville)
Moscato (Connor Hankin)
Hewick (Jordan Gainford)
Global Citizen (Kielan Woods)
Ask Paddington (Danny Mullins)
Belfast Banter (Jamie Barbary)
Song For Someone (Thomas Garner)

American Grand National 2022 betting

You can run the rule over Paddy Power’s odds for the American Grand National on the Paddy Power website or via our snazzy widgets below.

Hewick is the red-hot favourite to claim the top prize as Shark Hanlon’s progressive gelding bids to score a fifth career win over fences.

Jack Fisher’s Snap Decision represents the home team and is bidding to land a third Grade 1 in this calendar year after successes in the Calvin Houghland Iroquois and Jonathan Sheppard.

Grand Annual winner Global Citizen is also prominent in our early market with trainer Ben Pauling setting out this race as a big target.

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