With a bumper field of 40 runners in the Grand National, you can be forgiven for struggling to spot your horse among the crowd. Spare a thought for the poor commentators!
Luckily, there’s an easy peasy way to keep track of the runners… the jockeys’ silks! As the horse numbers can be tricky to see amid the fast and furious action, the bright colours that the riders don will help you tell the horses apart.
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The outfits come in all manner of bright colours and patterns so you’ll want to know what you’re looking out for when the race gets going at 5.15pm.
We’ve got you covered for the Grand National 2022 with our useful image below with the silk colours for all 40 runners and riders.
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You’ll notice that a number of riders are wearing the same silks. That’s because the colours and patterns are associated with owners as opposed to the trainers or jockeys.
A number of owners have multiple runners in this year’s Grand National including Gigginstown House Stud and JP McManus, who both boast five contenders.
So how do you tell them apart? That’s where you’ll have to look extra hard as the riders in the same silks have different coloured caps. For example, Delta Work’s jockey Jack Kennedy has Gigginstown’s maroon colours and white star on his cap while the other four are given plain blue, red, white and yellow headgear.
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