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ITV Racing Live : QIPCO British Champions Day

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sat 21 Oct 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    1.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 43 2017 : Sat 21 Oct - Fri 27 Oct
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
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ITV Racing Live : QIPCO British Champions Day
 
Ed Chamberlin and co-presenter Francesca Cumani host exclusive live free to air coverage of the QIPCO British Champions Day meeting live from Ascot.
 
The event, which marks the traditional grand finale to the flat racing season, will feature all six races including the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and the title race, the Champion Stakes. Others include the Long Distance Cup, Champions Sprint, the Fillies & Mares, and the Balmoral Handicap.
 
Highlights of the day will include Silvestre De Sousa being crowned as Champion Jockey among the end-of-season awards.
 
Live coverage of Champions Day continues a fantastic year of flat racing on ITV, having featured the Epsom Derby Festival, Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood, and the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York.
 
Ed and Francesca will be joined at the Berkshire course for expert analysis by Sir AP McCoy and Jason Weaver, with reporting from Oli Bell and Luke Harvey, the latest betting news from Matt Chapman, and weather forecasts from Lucy Verasamy. Richard Hoiles is in the commentary box.
 
All the build-up to Saturday’s racing begins with the Opening Show, at 9.30am on ITV4.
 
ITV Racing’s coverage goes behind the scenes at the course, featuring interviews with key figures including everyone from stable staff, trainers and owners through to the jockeys as well as racing legends, sampling the atmosphere in the grandstands, with pundits bringing an expert insight into the challenge the course presents.
 
This year racing returned to ITV for the first time in 32 years, in a new four-year deal to show UK horse racing on terrestrial television encompassing live broadcasts of almost 100 days of racing each year - including 42 days on the main channel.
 
ITV’s racing calendar includes the Grand National, the Derby, and all the other major festivals including Cheltenham and Royal Ascot along with other highlights such as Future Champions Day at Newmarket.