Corach Rambler became the winner of the Grand National 2023 at Aintree as the 8/1 favourite. The nine-year-old horse won the race after taking the lead and kicking for home over the final fence, finishing ahead of Vanillier and Gaillard Du Mesnil, who stood second and third, respectively. The Grand National was delayed by around 15 minutes owing to animal rights protestors getting onto the track. Chaos ensued early on, and several horses fell, including Lifetime Ambition, taken out by a loose horse at fence 9. The race attracted criticism from animal rights protestors before the Grand National, and nine individuals were arrested, including three in connection with possible coordinated disruption activities at Aintree.
The race concluded with results from all the events from Aintree that day. At the EFT Systems Maghull Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race), Jonbon came first, while the West Balboa came first at the Village Hotels Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race). Irish Point grabbed the first spot at the Turners Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race), whereas Sire Du Berlais was the winner of the JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race). At the William Hill Handicap Chase (Registered As The Freebooter Handicap Chase) (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race), Midnight River came first. The Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2) (GBB Race) was won by Florida Dreams.
Hill Sixteen endured severe injuries during the Grand National, and unfortunately had to be euthanised, while Recite A Prayer and Cape Gentleman were assessed by veterinary staff on course before being walked onto the horse ambulance for further evaluation in the stables.