ITV to broadcast the best of UK and international racing in 2023
ITV will continue to broadcast the best races in the UK and abroad in 2023.
The busy schedule is headlined again by all the major UK festivals and Classics including the Cheltenham Festival, Randox Grand National Festival, Derby Festival, Royal Ascot, Qatar Goodwood Festival, the Sky Bet Ebor Festival and Qipco British Champions Day.
Coverage of Irish racing in 2023 will include the Dublin Racing Festival, Boylesports Irish Grand National and Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.
The Qatar Arc de Triomphe will also be shown.
The popular Sky Bet Sunday Series and Thursday evening Racing League return across the summer.
In total, ITV will broadcast circa 120 days of racing in 2023, in line with 2022 and having grown significantly since 95 days in 2017, the year the channel took over the terrestrial rights to British racing.
The Opening Show will remain in its usual Saturday slot of 9.30-10.30am on ITV4 plus episodes every day of the Cheltenham Festival, Aintree Festival, and Royal Ascot.
Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani spearhead the Bafta-winning presenting and production team.
Richard Willoughby, ITV Racing Editor says:
“Working closely with the BHA, HRI, RMG and the racecourses we have put together a comprehensive programme at home and internationally showcasing the very best of horse racing. It’s going to be another busy year both sides of the camera, but we can’t wait to take viewers at home to the heart of the action.”