Today marks the start of the Grand National after two years without a crowd due to the pandemic. 

The races are a key part of the horse racing season, with the best horses and jockeys coming together to race it out at the iconic tracks of Aintree. 

Although you can grab a last-minute ticket, you can also watch the action from the comfort of your own home. 

So if you want to see history unfold with the potential for Rachel Blackmore to take the title for the second year in a row, you're in luck as we have all the information you could need.

How to watch the Grand National:

The Grand National will be broadcasted live over the three days from April 7 to April 9. 

The first day of races will be shown on ITV from 1:45pm until 5pm with Ed Chamberlin and Francesca in the hosting seats. 

On Ladies Day (April 8) the racing will continue to be on ITV from 1:45pm till 5pm. 

Whilst on Saturday, April 9 the racing will start at 2pm until 6.15pm, also on ITV.

What time are the races at Aintree?

We've got the time for each of the races from hurdles to the Randox Grand National race, so you don't miss any. 

Thursday 7 April

  • 1.45pm SSS Super Alloys Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
  • 2.20 pm Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 2.55pm Betway Bowl Chase (Grade 1)
  • 3.30pm Betway Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 4.05pm Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Chase (Class 2)
  • 4.40pm Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
  • 5.15pm Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat (Grade 2)

Friday 8 April (Ladies Day)

  • 1.40pm Orell Park Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
  • 2.20pm Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 2.55pm Betway Mildmay Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
  • 3.30pm Marsh Chase [Melling Chase] (Grade 1)
  • 4.05pm Randox Topham Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
  • 4.40pm Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 5.15pm Lydiate Handicap Hurdle

Saturday 9 April

  • 1.45pm EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
  • 2.25pm Betway 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)
  • 6.20pm Weatherbys Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)