Royal Ascot 2020 on TV: Start time, channel and how to watch Day 4 LIVE


ROYAL ASCOT is well underway as fans enjoy the historic horse racing event – but from their living rooms.

The coronavirus pandemic has meant spectators cannot attend the five-day meet while the Queen misses out for the first time in her 68-year reign.

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Royal Ascot 2020 is taking place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic

Here is everything you need to know about the meeting and how to watch all the action from the comfort of your own home.

HOAR will offer tips for each day’s action, including betting tips, runners and full preview of Royal Meeting live on ITV.

And check out HOAR top tipster Templegate’s best bits for Day Three ahead of today’s action.

What time is Royal Ascot 2020 on TV today?

All races will be shown live on Sky Sports Racing, with the broadcaster offering extensive coverage of the meeting.

ITV1 coverage will continue today (Friday, June 19, 2020) at 1.30pm.

Race two onwards and race three onwards on Saturday will be shown on ITV1.

How can I watch the races live?

Royal Ascot will be shown live on ITV throughout the UK as well as on social media and YouTube.

Racing fans can stream the action for free via the ITV Hub app or on the broadcaster’s website.

The broadcaster’s coverage picks up with Race 2 each day and Race 3 on Saturday.

Additional coverage is also available on Sky Sports Racing and existing customers can stream races using the Sky Go app.

TalkSPORT2 will be broadcasting on radio every day from 1pm – 5pm.

There is also further commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live throughout the week.

It is the first year that the Queen will not attend the annual race meeting in her 68-year reign

What is the Royal Ascot racing schedule?

The running order for each day of Royal Ascot is as follows:

Day 4 – Friday 19 June

  • 1.15pm The Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes (Handicap) 3 £35,000 Five furlongs
  • 1.50pm The Albany Stakes (Group 3) 2 fillies £45,000 Six furlongs
  • 2.25pm The Norfolk Stakes (Group 2) 2 £50,000 Five furlongs
  • 3.00pm The Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) 4+ £125,000 One mile, four furlongs
  • 3.35pm The Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) 3 colts & fillies £250,000 Six furlongs
  • 4.10pm The Queen’s Vase (Group 2) 3 £110,000 One mile, six furlongs
  • 4.40pm The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap) 3+ £60,000 One mile, four furlongs

Day 5 – Saturday 20 June

  • 12.40pm The Silver Wokingham Stakes (Handicap) (A consolation race for the Wokingham Stakes) 3+ £35,000 Six furlongs
  • 1.15pm The Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) 2 fillies £50,000 Five furlongs
  • 1.50pm The Coronation Stakes (Group 1) 3 fillies £250,000 Old mile
  • 2.25pm The Coventry Stakes (Group 2) 2 £60,000 Six furlongs
  • 3.00pm The St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) 3 colts £250,000 Old Mile
  • 3.35pm The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) 4+ £250,000 Six furlongs
  • 4.10pm The Wokingham Stakes (Handicap) 3+ £75,000 Six furlongs
  • 4.40pm The Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions) 4+ £35,000 Two miles, six furlongs

Royal Ascot 2020 kicked off on June 16

Who are the racing presenters on ITV?

ITV racing presenter and pundit Ed Chamberlain will present each days coverage alongside Francesca Cumani.

Analysis will be provided by AP McCoy and Jason Weaver while commentary coems from Richard Hoiles.

Race reports will be delivered by Oli Bell, Brough Scott, Lucy Verasamy, Charlotte Hawkins, Mark Heyes and Matt Chapman.