Royal Ascot 2018 – Horse Racing – Live TV Coverage on ITV & ITV4

Royal Ascot 2018 – Horse Racing – Live TV Coverage on ITV & ITV4
Updated on Tuesday 19 June 2018 by @TVNewsroom

Royal Ascot 2018 takes place this week (19-23rd June) with exclusive free to air coverage on ITV and ITV4.

Ed Chamberlin and co-presenter Francesca Cumani host the most glamorous event in flat racing with six races on each of the five days, including the highlight of the week, Thursday’s Gold Cup.

Joining Ed and Francesca for expert analysis are Sir AP McCoy, Jason Weaver and special guest Johnny Murtagh, with on-course reporting from Oli Bell, Luke Harvey and Rishi Persad.

Brian Gleeson will provide an Irish angle on the action, while Matt Chapman will have the latest betting news.

Charlotte Hawkins and Mark Heyes will provide an insight into fashion.

Lucy Verasamy will provide weather forecasts, and Richard Hoiles will be in the commentary box.

Former ITV Racing presenter Brough Scott also brings his unique perspective to the action.

Alongside ITV’s coverage, daily hour-long editions of The Opening Show, presented by Oli Bell, will air at 9.30am from Tuesday to Saturday on ITV4 to preview the day’s action.

Tuesday’s coverage starts at 1.30pm on ITV, and continues on ITV4 from 3.20pm.

14:30 The Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)
15:05 The Coventry Stakes (Group 2)
15:40 The King Stand Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)
16:20 The St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)
17:00 The Ascot Stakes (A Handicap) (0-100)
17:35 The Wolferton Stakes (Listed Race)

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