How to watch Royal Ascot 2019 on TV

Flat racing fans need to tune into ITV to follow the live action at Royal Ascot this week (18-22 June). With more than 27 hours’ live footage on the main ITV channel, ITV Racing will be covering the most glamorous event in Flat racing, including six races on each of the five days.

Ed Chamberlin and co-presenter Francesca Cumani host the live TV coverage which runs from 1.30pm to 6pm each day from Tuesday 18 June to Saturday 22 June.

Joining Ed and Francesca will be 48-time Royal Ascot winning jockey Johnny Murtagh (Tuesday-Thursday), 20-time Champion jump jockey AP McCoy (Friday), Jason Weaver (every day)  and Kevin Blake (Saturday).

Reporting will be Rishi Persad, Oli Bell and Luke Harvey. Matt Chapman and Chris Hughes will oversee the “Social Stable”, with Brian Gleeson bringing all the betting news and Richard Hoiles and Mark Johnson commentating.

Brough Scott will also join the team, as will Lorraines Mark Heyes and Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins who will cast their eye over the Ascot fashions daily.

In addition,  The Opening Show preview programme will be shown daily on ITV4 at 9am Tuesday-Friday, and 9.30am on Saturday 22 June. It will be presented by Oli Bell and Rishi Persad, who will preview the day’s action.

ITV Racing’s “Social Stable” — a social media hub based at the track — will be linked to all the channel’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram profiles, plus every day there will also be a free-to-enter ITV7 competition.

What’s on when

Tuesday 18 June — St James’s Palace Stakes day
ITV4 – The Opening Show – 9-10am
ITV – live racing – 1.30-6pm

Wednesday 19 June — Prince Of Wales’s Stakes day
ITV4 – The Opening Show – 9-10am
ITV – live racing – 1.30-6pm

Thursday 20 June — Gold Cup day
ITV4 – The Opening Show – 9-10am
ITV – live racing – 1.30-6pm

Friday 21 June — Coronation Stakes day
ITV4 – The Opening Show – 9-10am
ITV – live racing – 1.30-6pm

Saturday 22 June — Diamond Jubilee day
ITV4 – The Opening Show – 9.30-10.30am
ITV – live racing – 1.30-6pm

Don’t miss Horse & Hound’s full report from Royal Ascot, on sale Thursday 27 June 2019