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The Boat Race Odds
The Boat Race is an annual head-to-head University duel between old rivals Oxford and Cambridge who battle for supremacy over the course of 4.2 miles along the River Thames.
Drenched in drama, history, and tradition, The Boat Race can attract a huge television audience of 15 million and is always an extremely popular event for punters.
On this page, you’ll be able to explore the ante-post odds and specials, check out crew information for the 2023 boat race, and look back on previous winners of the famous annual event as the two University rivals bid to win the famous silver oar on Sunday 26th March.
The Boat Race 2023 Odds
Several online betting sites have now have priced up The Boat Race men’s winner market for the 168th meeting in 2023.
Oxford have been installed as the 4/7 favourites to retain their crown, with Cambridge being handed odds of 5/4.
Not only can you place a bet on the winner, but there can be various specials on offer; from winning distance, time of victory, and whether a record will be broken to odds on whether a boat will sink! The latter has happened six times during the race’s long and storied history, but not since 1978.
You can even bet on a dead heat - a tie - at 100/1, as was the case way back in 1877.
BoyleSports (among others) have also odds available for the Women’s Boat Race, which kicks proceedings off at 4pm. Cambridge are the 4/7 favourites to win for the sixth time in a row, while Oxford can be backed at 5/4 to claim their first victory since 2016.
Crew Information for The Boat Race 2023
Listed below you’ll find the names of each competitor in the crews from each University for both the men’s and women’s races.
Oxford Men’s Team
- Bow: James Forward
- Alex Bebb
- Freddy Orpin
- Tom Sharrock
- James Doran
- Jean-Philippe Dufour
- Tassilo von Mueller
- Stroke: Felix Drinkall
- Cox: Anna O’Hanlon
Cambridge Men’s Team
- Bow: Matt Edge
- Brett Taylor
- Noam Moulle
- Seb Benzecry
- Thomas Lynch
- Nick Mayhew
- Ollie Parish
- Stroke: Luca Ferraro
- Cox: Jasper Parish
Oxford Women’s Team
- Bow: Laurel Kaye
- Claire Aitken
- Sara Helin
- Ella Stadler
- Alison Carrington
- Freya Willis
- Sarah Marshall
- Stroke: Esther Austin
- Cox: Tara Slade
Cambridge Women’s Team
- Bow: Carina Graf
- Rosa Millard
- Alex Riddell-Webster
- Jenna Armstrong
- Freya Keto
- Isabelle Bastian
- Claire Brillon
- Stroke: Caoimhe Dempsey
- Cox: James Trotman
The Boat Race Winners
The very first men’s race dates back nearly 200 years to 1829 which was comprehensively won by Oxford.
Fast-forward to the current day and the results are extremely close, with Cambridge holding an 85-81 lead over Oxford heading into the 2023 race.
Cambridge have been victorious in three of the last four editions, although it’s Oxford who are the current holders after they ended their rivals’ three-year winning streak in 2022, coming out on top by 2 1⁄4 lengths with a completion time of 16 minutes and 47 seconds.
Last 10 Winners of The Men’s Boat Race
There have been 76 editions of The Women’s Boat Race, which was first rowed in 1927 and won by Oxford.
However, its current holders Cambridge who have roared ahead over the years with 45 wins to Oxford’s 30.
Cambridge are enjoying a five-race winning streak, which includes a stonking 11-length winning margin in 2017.
Last 10 Winners of The Women’s Boat Race
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When is The Boat Race?
The 2023 Boat Race will take place on Sunday 26th March.
What time is The Boat Race?
The Women’s Boat Race will get under way at 4pm, followed by The Men’s Boat race at 5pm.
Where is The Boat Race?
The Boat Race will take place along the River Thames on what is known as the Championship Course, which is 4 miles 374 yards.
What TV Channel is The Boat Race on?
The Boat Race will be screened live on BBC 1 and is also available to view online via the BBC iPlayer.
Which team has won the boat race the most times?
Over the 167 editions of the race, Cambridge claim the most wins with 85, to the 81 wins from Oxford, there was a course a dead heat in 1877.
What distance is the boat race?
The Championship Course, also known as the Boat Race course, spans a distance of 4 miles, 374 yards (equivalent to 6.8 km) along the River Thames in South West London, running between Putney and Mortlake.
How long does it take to finish the boat race?
The Boat Race course typically takes around 20 minutes to complete, although this can vary depending on several factors such as weather conditions and the strength of the crews. In 1998, the Cambridge men's crew achieved the fastest time ever recorded, completing the course in just 16 minutes and 19 seconds.