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Grand National 2022: What date is the Aintree race, what TV channel is it on and what are the latest odds?


What are some of the famous fences at the course?

The Aintree fences are not quite as perilous as they were once upon a time after a series of alterations. However, they are still the most notorious obstacles in the business and enough to make the palms of any jockey sweat. 

Becher’s Brook: The sixth and 22nd fence in the race may not be the biggest, but it’s difficulty comes from the fact the landing side is 10 inches lower than the take off side. Named after Captain Martin Becher, a jockey who fell at this stage and hid in the brook to avoid injury. 

Valentine’s Brook: Named after a horse that allegedly jumped it backwards in 1840. More likely, the horse spun around in mid-air to create the optical illusion that its hind legs landed first. 

The Chair: The tallest fence on the course now stands at five foot two inches. 

Foinavon: One of the smaller fences is named after the 100/1 shot who avoided a disastrous pile-up here in 1967 and went on to win. 

Canal Turn: As the name suggests, horses must take a sharp turn to the left after jumping this five foot obstacle. Another Aintree myth is that horses used who refused to turn ended up in the Liverpool and Leeds canal. 

This article has been updated with the latest information for the Grand National 2022.


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