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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 (14-18 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 will host the live TV coverage which runs from around 1.30pm to 6pm each day from Tuesday 14 June to Saturday 18 June.

    Ed will be joined daily by former jockey and expert Jason Weaver. Johnny Murtagh will be with the team on Tuesday and Wednesday, Steve Cauthen on Thursday and Sir Anthony McCoy on Friday. Ruby Walsh will also offer his expert analysis across the week.

    Rishi Persad, Oli Bell, and Luke Harvey will be out and about on course daily with Richard Hoiles and Mark Johnson in the commentary box.

    Matt Chapman and Brian Gleeson will guide viewers through the betting with Sally Ann Grassick and Adele Mulrennan looking at the horses in the paddock.

    Chris Hughes will be interacting with viewers at home from around the racecourse, as will the lifestyle team of Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins and Lorraine’s Mark Heyes. Brough Scott will join the team to give his unique insight into the week as will Katie Nicholl on Tuesday.

    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. US Expert Scott Hazelton will also join the team to discuss the strong contingent from across the pond. It will be shown daily on ITV4 at 9am each day.

    How to watch Royal Ascot on TV

    Tuesday 14 June — Queen Anne Stakes, King’s Stand Stakes and St. Jame’s Palace Stakes day
    ITV4 – The Opening Show – 9-10am
    ITV – live racing – 1.30-6pm
    ITV4 – live racing – 5.50-6.35pm

    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
    ITV – live racing – 1.30-6pm
    ITV4 – live racing – 5.50-6.35pm

    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 – 1.25-6pm
    ITV4 – live racing – 5.50-6.35pm

    Don’t miss the full report from Royal Ascot 2021 in the 23 June issue of Horse & Hound magazine, plus we will be bringing you all of the top stories from the meeting as and when they happen on horseandhound.co.uk

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