Flat racing fans need to tune into ITV to follow the live action from the Cazoo Epsom Derby this week (3-4 June). With seven hours’ live footage on the main ITV channel, ITV Racing will be covering five races on each day of the two-day meeting. So here’s your complete guide on how to watch the Epsom Derby live on TV.
ITV Racing presenter Ed Chamberlin will be joined for the first time by Steve Cauthen, the American jockey credited with transforming race riding in the UK and a dual winner of the Epsom Derby. Together they will host the live TV coverage, which runs from 1.30pm to 5pm on Friday and 12.40pm to 5pm on the Saturday. The Saturday show comes on air early at 12.40 to show live Her Majesty’s arrival and the procession of 40 jockeys wearing her racing silks to welcome and honour her. ITV Racing will also show for the first time behind-the-scenes footage of her with her horses taken just a few weeks ago.
Joining Ed and Steve will be triple Derby-winning jockey, Johnny Murtagh and former jockey, Jason Weaver. Royal correspondent, Katie Nicholl will also join the team for the early part of the day on Saturday.
Oli Bell and Rishi Persad will be out and about, with Adele Mulrennan looking at the horses close up and Brian Gleeson and Matt Chapman in the betting ring. Mick Fitzgerald will be at the starts with Richard Hoiles in the commentary box. Chris Hughes will be joining in the huge Platinum Jubilee party on the hill with Charlotte Hawkins and Mark Heyes taking in the lifestyle and fashion on the Epsom Downs.
The Opening Show will be presented by Oli Bell on the Saturday at 9.30am on ITV4 with Adele Mulrennan and Matt Chapman, Rishi Persad out on track, with the team previewing all the upcoming afternoon’s action and analyse which horses they think will win and why.
How to watch the Epsom Derby live
Friday 3 June – Cazoo Ladies’ Day
ITV – live racing – 1.30-5pm
2pm: Woodcote Stakes
2.35pm: Ebbisham Handicap Stakes
3.10pm: Coronation Cup (Group One)
3.45pm: Cazoo Handicap Stakes
4.30pm: Cazoo Oaks (Group One)
Saturday 4 June – Cazoo Derby Day
ITV4 – The Opening Show – 9.30am
ITV – live racing – 12.40-5pm
2pm: The World Pool at the Tote Handicap
2.35pm: Princess Elizabeth Stakes (Group Three)
3.10pm: Cazoo Diomed Stakes (Group Three)
3.45pm: The World Pool Dash Handicap Stakes
4.30pm: Cazoo Derby (Group One)
You can also watch the action live via the pay-for channel, RacingTV and All races are available to stream on all the major bookmaker sites as long as you are logged in to your account. You are not required to place a bet to watch.
The Epsom Derby 2022 is taking place at Epsom Downs Racecourse on 4 June in front of a huge crowd, while millions will be tuning in from around the world to watch the famous race on TV and online, so make sure you don’t miss out.
Don’t miss Horse & Hound’s full report from the Epsom Derby, on sale Thursday 9 June 2022
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