Grand National 2015 race start time, date, Channel 4 trailer and TV/radio coverage details.
What time does the 2015 Grand National start?
With this years event taking place on Saturday, 11 April, the scheduled Grand National 2015 start time is 4:15pm. For the third year in a row, Britain’s biggest horse race will be broadcast live on Channel 4.
If you haven’t already seen it, or just fancy another look, here’s Channel 4’s official 2015 Grand National TV advert. This year the broadcaster has chosen to go with an impressive and expensive looking CGI trailer to promote their coverage of the steeplechase race:
For those of you unable to get to a television screen on the afternoon of the race, you’ll be able to hear comprehensive radio coverage of all the action via BBC Radio 5 Live. Both Channel 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live will be delivering coverage of the complete Aintree Festival, which beginning Thursday, 9 April, runs for a total of three days.
Event Facts and Figures
The full official title for this years race is The Crabbie’s Grand National 2015 Steeple Chase (Grade 3).
2015 marks the 168th running of the annual horse race, which will again be held at Aintree Racecourse in Aintree, just outside Liverpool, England.
With the majority of British adults expected to place some kind of a bet on the 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National, bookmakers will be very busy as the total amount wagered could reach somewhere in the region of £150 million.
Back in 2013, the UK television viewing figures for the race peaked at an impressive 8.4 million. Though this was the first time the broadcast switched from BBC to Channel 4, the coverage remained fronted by presenter Clare Balding.
Once again this year, the list of runners and riders (capped at a maximum of 40) entering this seasons event will be competing for their share of the £1 million total prize pool.