Royal Ascot Live
As the premier flat meeting in Britain, Royal Ascot is watched by millions. The royal meeting is available to watch in 650 million homes and, as part of the World Pool, is bet on many of those people around the planet. Royal Ascot, truly, is a global event.
*Events available for streaming may depend on your location. You must have a funded account or have place a place in the last 24 hours. Live stream services for Royal Ascot 2021 will be added when they become available.
How Can I Live Stream the 2021 Royal Ascot?
- Watch the Royal Ascot action live on ITV Racing – both on the main channel and on ITV4.
- Watch every Royal Ascot race live on Sky Sports Racing.
- Find a bookmaker offering live streaming of Royal Ascot online. When you open a new account, check on whether you need to place a bet on each race or simply have a funded account (read T&C’s), then watch the race live from just before post time.
|Royal Ascot Streaming Sites||Minimum stake||Live Streaming|
|William Hill||£1 stake on race||Watch with William Hill|
|Paddy Power||Stream without placing a bet – Simply log in to view||Watch with Paddy Power|
|Stream without placing a bet – Just deposit once||Watch with the Tote|
|Betvictor sign-up offer||Watch with Betvictor|
|Betfred||Create a Betfred Account||Watch with Betfred|
|Ladbrokes||£1 stake on race||Watch with Ladbrokes|
|Unibet||Funded Account||Watch with Unibet|
|£1 stake on race||Watch with Coral|
Terms may include: You must have a funded account or have place a bet in the last 24 hours. Geo-restrictions apply.
Royal Ascot is at the very peak of flat racing in Europe. Millions tune in worldwide to watch five days of terrific racing, as well as to keep up to track with the royal movements and some wonderful fashion.
Whatever your reason for tuning in, the excellent coverage provided by ITV and Sky Sports Racing has what you need.
In 2020, despite the lack of crowds and atmosphere, Royal Ascot’s audience share continued to grow on ITV. An average of 980,000 tuned in daily to the meeting, with a peak of some 1.8 million watching from home.
Royal Ascot in June is the height of both the horse racing and the social season. While only limited numbers can attend in person, every racing fan wants to be involved from afar. To this end, ITV and Sky Sports Racing do a great job of keeping everyone abreast of the action on and off the track.
The beauty of Royal Ascot is that it is not only horse racing fans who tune in. Across all five days, fashion lovers and royalists also consider this to be their favourite week. Royal Ascot simply appeals to so many demographics, so it’s only right that it gets such wide TV coverage.
How Can I Watch Royal Ascot 2021?
As well as both terrestrial and satellite TV, there are other easy ways to watch Royal Ascot. Many bookmakers offer live streaming of each race. Sometimes a small bet of 50p or £1 is needed on the race in question, while others simply ask you to have a funded account.
ITV viewers do not need to be near their TV’s either. Via ITV Player, available on desktop and mobile, you can watch Royal Ascot on the move. If you have a Sky TV package, you can do the same thing using Sky Go.
If you live in the UK, then Royal Ascot coverage is high quality and free. ITV have a long-term deal to broadcast the meeting, meaning as long as you have a TV licence then all you need to do is switch on, tune in to ITV or ITV4, sit back and enjoy.
For those who just want wall-to-wall racing rather than anything fancy, then Sky Sports Racing is the best option. The specialist racing channel covers all races at Ascot, including at the royal meeting. Top-class previews and analysis are available, as well as live coverage of each race with excellent commentary.
ITV does have some game when it comes to previews too. The Opening Show is shown live every day of Royal Ascot. The early morning show gives you the latest news surrounding the meeting, as well as tips and analysis from the likes of Ed Chamberlin, Francesca Cumani and Jason Weaver with betting news from Matt Chapman.
If you’re in the USA, live coverage is still available. Just as with their own big domestic races such as the Kentucky Derby, NBC carries coverage of Royal Ascot.
NBC’s coverage includes analysis, each race live and much more besides. It can be found not only on TV, but on the NBC Sports app and on their website.
Can I Watch Ascot For Free?
The simple answer is, yes.
ITV’s coverage is available to all, including via their streaming service ITV Hub. Specialist satellite channel Sky Sports Racing is also a free-to-air channel.
A sports package is no longer needed to access this coverage since the change from AtTheRaces to Sky Sports Racing. As long as you have any satellite package at all, Sky Sports Racing is available.
ITV will cover most of the day’s action live either on the main channel, or on ITV4. The team is on hand for all five days of the meeting, with the Hub allowing you to replay the coverage whenever you like.
Can I Live Stream Royal Ascot?
As the world moves increasingly online, both the betting and watching angles of Royal Ascot are also heading that way more and more every year.
Most of our wagers are placed online now, with the top bookmakers also offering live streaming of the event. Rarely is the coverage totally free, so check the bookmaker’s conditions, but often just a funded account or a small 50p bet is required on a race in order to watch it.
If you can’t be near your TV and don’t want to watch online, there are still ways to keep up with the action at Royal Ascot. High street bookmakers carry live TV coverage of all races, as long as countrywide restrictions are not in place.
Catching Up on the Action ‘On Demand’
Even with all of the options available, sometimes it just isn’t possible to see each race live. We all have work to do after all.
Full race replays from Royal Ascot can be found on many websites. Industry specialists Sportinglife and Racing Post share race replays, while Sky Sports Racing will also show them. If all you need to see is the finish to each race, check out the above accounts on Twitter for easy access.
The ITV Hub also has replays of the entire day’s action. Just log in on any device and enjoy all the coverage for the day.
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Royal Ascot Full TV Schedule
Tuesday – ITV/ITV4/Sky Sports Racing
2:30 – Queen Anne Stakes (1m, Group 1, 4yo+)
3:05 – Coventry Stakes (6f, Group 2, 2yo)
3:40 – King’s Stand Stakes (5f, Group 1, 3yo+)
4:20 – St James’s Palace Stakes (1m, Group 1, 3yo)
5:00 – Ascot Stakes Handicap (2m4f, 4yo+)
5:35 – Wolferton Stakes (1m2f, Listed, 4yo+)
6:10 – Copper Horse Stakes Handicap (1m6f, 4yo+)
Wednesday – ITV/ITV4/Sky Sports Racing
2:30 – Queen Mary Stakes (5f, Group 2, 2yo)
3:05 – Queen’s Vase (1m6f, Group 2, 3yo)
3:40 – Duke of Cambridge Stakes (1m, Group 2, 4yo+)
4:20 – Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1m2f, Group 1, 4yo+)
5:00 – Royal Hunt Cup Handicap (1m, 4yo+)
5:35 – Windsor Castle Stakes (5f, Listed, 2yo)
6:10 – Kensington Palace Stakes Handicap (1m, 4yo+)
Thursday – ITV/ITV4/Sky Sports Racing
2:30 – Norfolk Stakes (5f, Group 2, 2yo)
3:05 – Hampton Court Stakes (1m2f, Group 3, 3yo)
3:40 – Ribblesdale Stakes (1m4f, Group 2, 3yo)
4:20 – Gold Cup (2m4f, Group 1, 4yo+)
5:00 – Britannia Stakes Handicap (1m, 3yo)
5:35 – King George V Stakes Handicap (1m4f, 3yo)
6:10 – Buckingham Palace Stakes Handicap (7f, 3yo+)
Friday – ITV/ITV4/Sky Sports Racing
2:30 – Albany Stakes (6f, Group 3, 2yo)
3:05 – King Edward VII Stakes (1m4f, Group 2, 3yo)
3:40 – Commonwealth Cup (6f, Group 1, 3yo)
4:20 – Coronation Stakes (1m, Group 1, 3yo)
5:00 – Sandringham Stakes Handicap (1m, 3yo)
5:35 – Duke of Edinburgh Stakes Handicap (1m4f, 3yo+)
6:10 – Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes Handicap (5f, 3yo)
Saturday – ITV/ITV4/Sky Sports Racing
2:30 – Chesham Stakes (7f, Listed, 2yo)
3:05 – Jersey Stakes (7f, Group 3, 3yo)
3:40 – Hardwicke Stakes (1m4f, Group 2, 4yo+)
4:20 – Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6f, Group 1, 4yo+)
5:00 – Wokingham Stakes Handicap (6f, 4yo+)
5:35 – Golden Gates Stakes Handicap (1m2f, 3yo)
6:10 – Queen Alexandra Stakes (2m5f, Conditions, 4yo+)
All you need to know about the greatest flat turf racing meeting in the world.
When is Royal Ascot?
Royal Ascot 2021 kicks off on Tuesday, June 15th. It runs for five full days of racing until Saturday, June 19th.
What Time do the 2021 Royal Ascot Races Start?
The first race on each day is set to go off at 2.30 pm. Post time for the final day of what is now an extended meeting is 6.10 pm.
Does In-play Betting Exist Within Horse Racing?
In this case, it is known as ‘in-running’ betting and it is very popular.
Can I Bet After the Race Has Started?
Yes. You may not have much time, but you can bet in-running with many bookmakers. Odds will change very quickly, with the Betfair exchange perhaps being the best place to go.
How Can I Watch Royal Ascot Live?
The first five races each day are shown on ITV Racing, either on their main channel or on ITV4. All races, every day, are shown live on Sky Sports Racing who have a long-term deal with Ascot Racecourse. Live streaming is also available with a number of top bookmakers.
What Channel is Royal Ascot On?
ITV and ITV4 carry the terrestrial coverage in the UK, while Sky Sports Racing has the satellite coverage. Many channels show Royal Ascot overseas via this coverage.
Is Royal Ascot On the Radio?
Not the entire day’s racing, but Talksport radio, BBC 5 Live and BBC Radio Berkshire (local) all carry various forms of coverage as the week goes on.
However, If You Still Can’t Beat Watching The Royal Ascot Action In Person – Why Not Go To The Track?!
Yes, we’ve talked about how to watch the 2021 Royal Ascot Meeting on the TV, in a betting shop, on your phone or on a tablet – but this time you’ll need to wait to watch Royal Ascot in person. Check out how to get Royal Ascot Tickets here.