The Grand National will be taking place once again in 2024 with millions set to watch arguably the biggest horse racing event of the year.

Overall, the event takes place across three days at Aintree with the Opening Day occurring on Thursday, April 11 and the Ladies Day on Friday, April 12.

Finally, the main Grand National Day will take place on Saturday, April 13.

It will be the 176th running of the iconic race, with a reduced field of 34 horses set to take part, according to the Radio Times.

Where to watch the Grand National on TV

ITV1 will be showing the event over all three days of competition with coverage lasting from 2pm until 5pm on Thursday and Friday.

On Saturday, coverage will start slightly earlier at 12.55pm but finish at the same time as the prior two days.

The main event will start at 4pm with there being four rides prior to it and two afterwards.

Alongside that, the specialist racing broadcaster Racing TV will be showing the event on Sky channel 424 or Virgin Media channel 536.

York Press: The Grand National main event will start at 4pm on Saturday, April 13The Grand National main event will start at 4pm on Saturday, April 13 (Image: David Davies/PA Wire)

The Radio Times adds: "Corach Rambler stormed home for victory in 2023, with jockey Derek Fox aboard Lucinda Russell's bay gelding superstar.

"The reigning champion is favourite to defend his crown, but faces stern competition from the likes of I Am Maximus, Vanillier and Panda Boy, while former champion Noble Yeats returns for another unlikely shot at glory."

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Who has the rights to the Grand National?

ITV currently has the rights to broadcast The Grand National in the UK, which it has had since 2017.

The race was first broadcast on the BBC back in 1960 and it stayed that way until 2013 when Channel 4 got the rights, which lasted until 2016.

Along with the Epsom Derby the Grand National is one of two horse races that must be broadcast on free-to-air television in the UK.