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How to watch Royal Ascot on TV


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  • Flat racing fans need to tune into ITV to follow the live action at Royal Ascot this week (15-19 June). With more than 24 hours’ live footage on the main ITV channel and ITV4, ITV Racing will be covering the most glamorous event in Flat racing, including all seven races on each of the five days.

    Ed Chamberlin and co-presenter Francesca Cumani host the live TV coverage which runs from around 1.30pm to 6.30pm each day from Tuesday 15 June to Saturday 19 June.

    Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani will host the coverage and will be joined by expert Jason Weaver with input from Mick Fitzgerald, Luke Harvey and Matt Chapman.

    Oli Bell will also be at the helm of the popular social stable encouraging viewers at home to join in with the action and interviewing some famous faces.

    Richard Hoiles will be in the commentary box from Tuesday until Friday with Mark Johnson taking over on Saturday.

    The Opening Show will be presented by Oli Bell on all five days and he will be joined by various members of the ITV Racing team. It will be shown daily on ITV4 at 9am each day.

    How to watch Royal Ascot on TV

    Tuesday 15 June — Queen Anne Stakes, King’s Stand Stakes and St. Jame’s Palace Stakes day
    ITV4 – The Opening Show – 9-10am
    ITV – live racing – 1.30-4pm
    ITV4 – live racing – 3.55-6.30pm

    Wednesday 16 June — Prince Of Wales’s Stakes day
    ITV4 – The Opening Show – 9-10am
    ITV – live racing – 1.30-6pm
    ITV4 – live racing – 5.50-6.35pm

    Thursday 17 June — Gold Cup day
    ITV4 – The Opening Show – 9-10am
    ITV4 – live racing – 1.30-6.35pm
    ITV – live racing – 4.10-4.30pm

    Friday 18 June — Commonwealth Cup and Coronation Stakes day
    ITV4 – The Opening Show – 9-10am
    ITV – live racing – 1.30-6pm
    ITV4 – live racing – 5.50-6.35pm

    Saturday 19 June — Diamond Jubilee Stakes day
    ITV4 – The Opening Show – 9-10am
    ITV – live racing – 1.25-4pm
    ITV4 – live racing – 3.55-6.35pm

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