Ready to race in the Crabbie's Grand National live on Channel 4
On April 3rd – 5th Channel 4 will broadcast the Grand National Festival featuring the nation’s favourite horse race, The Crabbie’s Grand National.
Channel 4’s racing coverage across the three-day meeting will incorporate over 15 hours of live action with five daily races. The Morning Line will preview racing action on Thursday and Friday in its usual 8am slot, with Saturday’s show moving to 9:00am to begin Channel 4’s full day programming based around the Crabbie’s Grand National.
Afternoon coverage starts at 1:35pm (April 3 & 4) and at 1:00pm on Grand National Day (April 5) presented by Clare Balding. She will be joined by Nick Luck with Jim McGrath and Graham Cunningham providing unrivalled analysis from the track-side studio.
With unique access to the Stables, Jockeys Changing Room and Steward’s Room Alice Plunkett, Mick Fitzgerald and Rishi Persad will bring all the atmosphere of the thrilling three-day meeting to the screen enabling Channel 4 viewers to be even closer to the action than ever before.
Channel 4’s principal commentator, Simon Holt, will be supported by two additional commentators - Richard Hoiles and Ian Barlett - for the feature four miles, three furlongs contest that incorporates 30 fences that includes landmarks such as Becher’s Brook, the Canal Turn, Valentine’s and the Chair. Tanya Stevenson will be on-hand to relay the betting markets with Brian Gleeson offering an Irish perspective.
Channel 4 Racing is sponsored by Dubai.