The Grand National 2022 is set to take place at the famed Aintree Racecourse in Merseyside on Saturday, April 9.While 2021’s race was missing members of the public at the racecourse due to Covid, this year’s event will see plenty of in-person spectators and even more people at home watching on TV.
But as you see the horses and jockeys race, you might be wondering just how much money they stand to win.Here’s everything you need to know about the Grand National prize.
Grand National 2022 Date and start time
The flagship race takes place on Saturday, April 9.
It will get under way at 5.15pm with 40 horses entered to run.
A UK handicap steeplechase, it is run over two laps totalling four miles and 514 yards with 30 fences.
The Watch Grand National 2022 course has much larger fences than normal.
The Chair, Valentine’s Brook, Foinavon, Becher’s Brook and the Canal Turn are just some of the famous fences that runners and riders need to navigate in the race.
What is the prize money for the Grand National 2022 horse races?
Given the fact that the Grand National is one of the most famous horse races in the entire world, it isn’t surprising that the prize money has a few zeros at the end.The total prize fund for the Grand National in 2022 is a whopping £1,000,000, with more than half (£531,600) going to the winner.
The rest of the money is divided between the owners of the horses in second, third, fourth and all the way to 10th place.Second place will receive a not-to-be-sniffed-at £211,100 sum – while third place gets you £105,500.
The full prize money list for the Grand National 2022
First place: £561,300
Second place: £211,100
Third place: £105,500
Fourth place: £52,700
Fifth place: £26,500
Sixth place: £13,200
Seventh place: £6,800
Eighth place: £3,600
Ninth place: £2,000
10th place: £1,000