ITV Racing Live at the Derby Festival 2023
On air:ITV1 Friday 2 June 1.30 to 5pm (The Betfred Oaks at 4.30pm)ITV1 Saturday 3 June 12.30 to 2.10pm (The Betfred Derby at 1.30pm)ITV4 Saturday 3 June 12.30 to 5.30pmThe Opening Show is on ITV1 and ITV4 on Saturday 3 June 9.25-10.25amAll shows will be simulcast on ITVX
Two days of fantastic coverage of the Derby Festival on ITV, with the Betfred Derby at 1.30pm on Saturday. Plus, a Derby Day special Opening Show looking ahead to both major sporting events.
Ed Chamberlin says:“Derby Day on ITV features both the 142nd FA Cup final and the 244th Epsom Derby making it a unique day for sports fans. We’ll have live action from both Wembley and Epsom, and viewers at home will have the best seat in two of the world's best stadiums!”
Francesca Cumani says:“We’re delighted to be showcasing the greatest race in the world on this historic day. With a fascinating line up for this year’s big race – and a wide open one – we could even be in for a Frankie Dettori swansong flying dismount in his last year of action.”
Oli Bell says:“We are really looking forward to Derby weekend as we get to preview two of the biggest sporting events in the country on The Opening Show on ITV1. Crossing live to Wembley from Epsom will create such an exciting show and give sports fans a real sense of the occasion building at both venues.”
Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani will be joined on the podium by triple Derby-winning jockey, Johnny Murtagh and former jockey, Jason Weaver.
Oli Bell, Rishi Persad and Matt Chapman will be reporting from around the course with Mick Fitzgerald at the starts, Brian Gleeson in the betting ring and Richard Hoiles in the commentary box.
Brough Scott and Kevin Blake will be on hand for stories as they unfold with Chris Hughes joining the party around the Downs and Charlotte Hawkins and Mark Heyes taking in all the stunning lifestyle and fashion that Epsom has to offer.
The Opening Show: Derby Day Special, presented by Oli Bell will look ahead to the two major sporting events on ITV with all the latest news from Epsom on Derby Day, plus early news on FA Cup final day as the countdown starts towards Manchester City v Manchester United.
There will also be a free-to-enter ITV7 competition.
Friday 2 June – Ladies Day2pm – The British EBF Woodcote Stakes2.35pm – The World Pool Handicap Stakes3.10pm – The Dahlbury Coronation Cup (Group 1)3.45pm – The Betfred Handicap Stakes4.30pm – The Betfred Oaks (Group 1)
Saturday 3 June – Derby Day12.50pm – The Betfred Diomed Stakes (Group 3)1.30 pm – The Betfred Derby (Group 1)2.10pm – The Princess Elizabeth Stakes (Group 3)2.45pm – The 3 Year Old ‘Dash’ Handicap Stakes3.20pm – The ‘Dash’ Handicap Stakes3.55pm – The Ebbisham Handicap Stakes4.30pm – The Northern Dancer Handicap Stakes5.05pm – The JRA Tokyo Trophy Handicap Stakes