ITV Racing Schedule: ITV racing times, presenters and everything we know

ITV Racing team break from the stalls
(Image credit: ITV)

Here's the ITV Racing Schedule for Royal Ascot, which continues on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 (see our TV Guide for full listings).

For Royal Ascot please note ITV is switching a lot between ITV1 and ITV4 so if you can't find the racing on one channel it will be on the other! Next Saturday, June 29,
Oli Bell presents coverage of a meeting headlined by the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle, plus action from Newmarket.

Meanwhile, ITV is making a documentary series about the jumps season, which looks fascinating, called Champions: Full Gallop.

Are you traveling outside the UK? You can always use a VPN to unblock ITVX and stream the ITV racing from anywhere around the globe.  

Royal Ascot ITV schedule

Friday June 21

Coverage is on ITV1 from 1.30 pm to 4.15 pm. Then on ITV4 from 4.10 pm to 6.30 pm. The Opening Show is on ITV4 at 9.30 am.

14:30 Albany Stakes - Group 3 6f

15:05 Commonwealth Cup - Group 1 6f

15:45 Coronation Stakes - Group 1 1m

16:25 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes - Handicap 1m 4f

17:05 Sandringham Stakes - Handicap 1m

17:40 King Edward VII Stakes - Group 2 - 1m 4f

18:15 Palace of Holyrood House Handicap 5f

Saturday June 22

Coverage is on ITV1 from 1.30 pm to 4.15 pm. Then on ITV4 from 4.10 pm to 6.35 pm. The Opening Show is on ITV4 at 9.30 am.

Royal Ascot

14:30 Chesham Stakes - Listed - 7f

15:05 Hardwicke Stakes - Group 2 - 1m 4f

15:45 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes - Group 1 - 6f

16:25 Jersey Stakes - Group 3 - 7f

17:05 Wokingham Handicap - 6f

17:40 Golden Gates Stakes - Handicap - 1m 2f

18:15 Queen Alexandra Stakes - 2m 5f

ITV racing presenters this week

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Who's presenting coverage this week? (Image credit: ITV)

Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani host the coverage every day at Royal Ascot. They will be joined daily by former jockey and expert Jason Weaver with Adele Mulrennan Tuesday to Thursday and Megan Nicholls on Friday and Saturday. Former jockey Johnny Murtagh, with 43 Royal Ascot winners to his name, will also join the team at some stage during the week whilst Ruby Walsh will offer his expert analysis (Tuesday to Friday).

Oli Bell, Rishi Persad and Matt Chapman will be out and about on course daily, with Luke Harvey down at the starts. Brian Gleeson will be in the betting ring with Richard Hoiles and Mark Johnson commentating on the 35 races.
Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins and Lorraine’s Mark Heyes will be taking in all the colour and action around the famous enclosures. Brough Scott and Kevin Blake also join the team throughout the week.

The Opening Show will be presented by Oli Bell on all five days, and he will be joined across the week by Matt Chapman, Rishi Persad, Adele Mulrennan, Megan Nicholls and other guests. They will be out on track every morning with all the latest news and previewing all the day's big races.

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