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Grand National Horse Race Will Be Moved Back By One Hour

Posted by on December 9, 2015

The upcoming 2016 Grand National at Aintree will start an hour later as compared to the previous races. The race will start at 17:15 instead.

The organisers of the Grand National tools this earlier starting time to give people a better opportunity to watch the race.

Ed Havard, the head of Channel 4’s TV events said to the press that they choose the 17.15 time slot as a result of their earlier roundup on BBC radio five.

He added that the move “will place the National as the fitting climax of the three-day festival”

BBC Radio’s  had of Sports, Richard Burgess: “We look forward to providing extensive build-up and uninterrupted commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live of the Grand National in its new time slot. We’ll also have plenty of time for reaction after the race, with our correspondent Cornelius Lysaght leading the BBC team at Aintree.”

The 2016 Grand National at Aintree is on Saturday, April 9

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