Grand National live stream 2023: how to watch the racing at Aintree online from anywhere today

Jockey Paul Townend celebrates on I Am Maximus after crossing the in Ireland's equivalent of the Grand National race.
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Grand National live stream

Watch the 2023 Grand National FREE on ITV and ITVX in the UK today. It's CBC Sports in Canada, Racing TV in Ireland and Sky Racing in Australia. Full TV and streaming options below. And don't forget: use a VPN watch a FREE Grand National live stream from anywhere.

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Date: Saturday, April 15
Start time: 5.15pm BST / 12.15pm ET / 9.15am PT / 2.15am AEST
FREE live stream: ITVX (UK)
Overseas? Use ExpressVPN to watch ITVX from anywhere

What are the latest odds?

Corach Rambler 6/1 – Noble Yeats 7/1 – Delta Work 8/1 – Any Second Now 12/1 – Longhouse Poet 12/1 – Gaillard Du Mesnil 14/1 – Mr Incredible 14/1 – Le Milos 14/1 – Capodanno 16/1

Grand National 2023: race preview

On the 50th anniversary of Red Rum's first – and most spectacular – victory and a year on from Sam Waley-Cohen's completely unforeseen success on the 50/1 runner Noble Yeats, expectations for the Grand National have perhaps never been higher than they are today.

The grandest steeplechase in the world sees 40 horses chase immortality over four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards.

The grandest steeplechase in the world sees 40 runners and riders chase sporting immortality over four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards of heavy Aintree Racecourse turf. It's wall to wall sunshine in Sefton today but it's been a wet and wild week and the official going is good to soft, soft in places.

Corach Rambler, being ridden by Derek Fox, Delta Work, under Keith Donoghue, and Noble Yeats, under Sean Bowen, are being talked up as potential frontrunners, but romantics could find it tough to look beyond Davy Russell, who's riding Galvin, and Rachael Blackmore, aboard Ain't That a Shame.

Russell, who won the 2018 and 2019 editions of the race with Tiger Roll, is set to bow out for good after this year's race, while Blackmore, who made history on Minella Times in 2021, will be driven by something even deeper after the tragic death of trainer Henry de Bromhead's teenage son, Jack.

Read on as we explain how to watch a FREE 2023 Grand National live stream from anywhere with a VPN. We've also listed today's Grand National schedule below.

2023 Grand National schedule: races and times

(All times BST)

Saturday, April 15 2023

  • 1.45pm - EFT Systems Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1) Grade 1
  • 2.25pm - Village Hotels Handicap Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 3
  • 3pm - Turners Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 1
  • 3.35pm - JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle (Class 1) Grade 1
  • 4.15pm - William Hill Freebooter Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 1) Grade 3
  • 5.15pm - RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL Steeple Chase (Grade 3)

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FREE Grand National live stream in the UK


The great news for horse racing fans is that the 2023 Grand National is being shown on free-to-air TV on ITV.

ITV's coverage begins at 1pm BST on Saturday afternoon, with the Grand National steeplechase itself scheduled for 5.15pm.

That means the race is also being live streamed for FREE on ITVX

Outside the UK but want your usual coverage? Use ExpressVPN to watch your favourite streaming services from anywhere on the planet. Step-by-step guide below...

How to watch Grand National 2023 from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your usual coverage, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching a Grand National live stream in particular parts of the world.

They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.

Use a VPN to watch Grand National 2023 from anywhere

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How to use a VPN to watch the 2023 Grand National

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'UK' for ITVX.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - ITVX for UK citizens abroad.

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How to watch 2023 Grand National in Ireland 


The 2023 Grand National is being shown on Racing TV in Ireland, with the race set to begin at 5.15pm IST on Saturday afternoon.

The service is available on Virgin Media for €26 per month, and on Sky for €31 per month. However, you can opt for a €10 day pass instead if the Grand National is the only race you really want to watch.

Outside of Ireland? Watch Grand National coverage just like you would at home with the help of a quality VPN.

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How to watch a Grand National live stream in Canada


Fans of the horses in Canada can live stream the 2023 Grand National for free on the CBC Sports website

Coverage starts at 11.30am ET / 9.30am PT on Saturday morning, with the main race set to begin at 12.15pm ET / 9.15am PT.

Canadians outside of the country can follow the VPN route set out above and tune in to their service of choice regardless of where they are right now. 

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2023 Grand National live stream: how to watch in Australia


In Australia, premium TV provider Foxtel has the rights to the 2023 Grand National, with the action set to be shown on Sky Racing.

Be warned though, the race itself is set to get underway at 2.15am AEST in the very early hours of Sunday morning. 

Not in Australia? Aussies abroad looking to watch a Grand National live stream should find that a good VPN helps them access their home streaming services wherever they are.

What is the biggest outsider to win the Grand National?

Foinavon's 100-1 rags-to-riches story in 1967 is the most legendary underdog story of them all. Other 100-1 winners include: Tipperary Tim (1928), Gregalach (1929), Caughoo (1947) and Mon Mome (2009).  

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.