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Racing Tips For ITV

When are your ITV tips updated?

Our ITV tips are updated the day before ITV racing takes place by 7pm. This is normally on Friday evening. We will have previews up for all races to be shown live on either ITV or ITV 4 four days before, detailing the possible fields at the early stages. For big races and big meetings, we will often add previews and tips weeks before, especially for Cheltenham Festival and the Aintree Grand National Festival, as well as the big races over Christmas. These will include the Cheltenham New Year’s Day meeting, the first meeting to be shown on ITV in 2017.

How do I bet the ITV racing tips?

We would recommend signing up to Betfair account to back our ITV racing tips:

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What are the Morning Line Tips?

The Morning Line tips were tips announced on the Channel 4 ‘Morning Line’ show at around 9.45am every morning. You could find the Morning Line tips on the Channel 4 website every day.

However, we always recommended following our tips over the Morning Line tips. Trainer’s opinions on his horse – although they are often very useful for finding out specific details regarding a horse’s well being – and don’t forget they’re often biased towards their own horse winning. As with any major tipping line shown on TV, pundits’ tips are often well backed in the markets – both online and in betting shops – meaning any value they may have offered disappears quickly. While some of them will still offer value, we’d recommend following our horse racing tips, which are also free! Thanks to our tipster’s hundreds of hours of research and years of experience, we have expert tips to help you beat the bookmakers.

With the new launch of ITV, there will be a morning show replacing the Morning Line on ITV4. It remains unclear what the name or precise details of this show will be.

ITV Racing

For over 30 years Channel 4 has been the home of horse racing. From 2017, ITV will be at the races…For most of you it’s now no secret that ITV will be controlling the output of horse racing on our screens from January 2017, and while there will likely be major changes, there’s nothing to be scared of. In fact, ITV are no strangers to broadcasting racing. During their first weeks of broadcasting in 1955 the channel began to show racing and then once again in the 1970s in a bid to rival the BBC’s already substantial offering.

Now they’re back and throughout 2017 will show a whopping 40 days of racing on its main channel and 100 days overall with ITV4 showing the bulk of the meets.

A History Of Televised Horse Racing


The BBC start to broadcast key race meets including the Grand National, Royal Ascot and the Derby. They would continue to televise these for around 60 years!

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ITV racing is born in a bid to offer an alternative to the BBC.

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The ITV Seven is launched as part of ITV’s World of Sport offering. It broadcast racing from two courses every week originally before expanding to showing seven races. Such was its popularity it developed its own accumulator named, you guessed it, The ITV Seven.

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IThe BBC broadcast Red Rum’s record breaking third Grand National win, a record that still stands today!

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Channel 4 started its racing coverage. Over the next 32 years it would become synonymous with the sport. It broadcast its first race in Doncaster and broadcast its final race on 31 December 2016. Many pundits made their name on the channel including John McCririck and Brough Scott who will return as part of ITV’s 2017 coverage.

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Channel 4 outbid the BBC for the rights to the Grand National, Royal Ascot, and the Derby, gaining a complete monopoly on the sport’s free-to-air offerings.

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John McCririck is dropped from Channel 4’s racing coverage. The presenter took the channel to court citing age discrimination. However, the claims were quashed and Claire Balding became the face of racing.

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ITV outbid Channel 4 and sign a deal to broadcast around 100 days of racing across the 2017 season.

Key Dates:

01/01/2017: New Year Meeting,

Racecourse: Cheltenham

14/03/2017 – 17/03/2017: Cheltenham festival,

Racecourse: Cheltenham

08/04/2017: The Grand National,

Racecourse: Aintree

02/06/2017 – 03/06/2017: Derby Fesitval,

Racecourse: Epsom

20/06/2017 – 24/06/2017: Royal Ascot,

Racecourse: Ascot

13/09/2017 – 16/09/2017: St Leger Meeting,

Racecourse: Doncaster

ITV’s Coverage

Weekly Magazine show:

Every Saturday, ITV will broadcast a magazine show hosted by Oli Bell, an expert heading over from Racing UK and will look forward to that afternoon’s action . He’ll join a number of ITV racing presenters and pundits that include Hayley Turner, Victoria Pendleton, and Frankie Dettori, while commentary will come from Richard Hoiles and Mark Johnson.

Race Days:

The ITV racing schedule will see over 40 racedays featured on the main channel including the Grand National, Epsom Derby, the Five Classics, and a number of others. For the most part, former Sky Sports presenter Ed Chamberlin will head up the coverage supported by a team of familiar faces across the year. On top of this, ITV4 take the number of racedays up to almost 100.

The ITV Racing Presenters are:

Ed Chamberlin:

The face of Monday Night Football and Super Sunday for ve years, Ed Chamberlin is one of Britain’s nest sports presenters. With a passion for horse racing, he’ll take the reins at ITV for most of the major meets and even has a background in bookmaking.

Francesca Cumani:

Flat races on ITV will see former amateur jockey Francesca Cumani join Ed Chamberlin. She was the lead racing analyst for Australia’s Seven Network and is the daughter of Luca Cumani, the famed Italian trainer.

Matt Chapman:

It you’re looking for ITV racing tips, Matt Chapman will be your man having arrived from At The Races to take up the betting reporter slot. His outspoken style will be a hit with viewers. He knows what viewers want and will have no problem delivering it as part of ITV’s coverage.

Others to look out for:

Victoria Pendleton and Frankie Dettori will be joining the team in between their racing schedule while racing legend AP McCoy will also be a regular xture on our screens. They’ll be joined by Brough Scott, Hayley Turner, Mick Fitzgerald, Jason Weaver, Luke Harvey, and Brian Gleeson. Lucy Verasamy will take on those all important weather updates.

How ITV Will Differ From Channel 4 Racing

Despite more racing being aired by ITV, there will be a significant decrease on the main channels. During 2016, Channel 4 broadcast 91 race days. On ITV 1 that will be signi cantly lower at just 40.

That means big meets at the likes of Chepstow and Ayr miss out on the larger audiences of the main channels.

There will be of course no Claire Balding. The Queen of British sport coverage will not be joining the ITV team and we’ll have to get our fix of her enjoying other sports.

The Craven meeting at Newmarket will return to screens a decade after Channel 4 dropped it from its racing calendar.

ITV’s magazine show will begin an hour later than Channel 4’s in order to ensure it’s as up- to-date as possible for the day’s races.

Full Race Dates on ITV main channel:


Sun 1: Cheltenham & Musselburgh


Tue 14: Cheltenham Festival – Day 1

Wed 15: Cheltenham Festival – Day 2

Thu 16: Cheltenham Festival – Day 3

Fri 17: Cheltenham Festival – Day 4


Thu 6: Aintree – Grand National meeting Day 1

Fri 7: Aintree – Grand National meeting Day 2

Sat 8: Aintree – Grand National meeting Day 3

Sat 22: Ayr & Newbury (Scottish Grand National)

Sat 29: Sandown & Haydock (Jumps Finale)


Sat 6: Newmarket & Goodwood (2,000 Guineas)

Sun 7: Newmarket & Hamilton (1,000 Guineas)

Sat 20: Newbury & Newmarket (Lockinge)


Fri 2: Epsom – Derby meeting Day 1

Sat 3:Epsom – Derby meeting Day 2

Tue 20: Royal Ascot – Day 1

Wed 21: Royal Ascot – Day 2 Thu 22: Royal Ascot – Day 3

Fri 23: Royal Ascot – Day 4

Sat 24: Royal Ascot – Day 5


Sat 8: Sandown & Haydock (Eclipse)

Sat 15: ‘Super Saturday’ (Newmarket, Ascot, York)

Sat 29: Ascot & York (King George)


Sat 8: Sandown & Haydock (Eclipse)

Sat 15: ‘Super Saturday’ (Newmarket, Ascot, York)

Sat 29: Ascot & York (King George)


Tue 1: Glorious Goodwood – Day 1

Wed 2: Glorious Goodwood – Day 2

Thu 3: Glorious Goodwood – Day 3

Fri 4: Glorious Goodwood – Day 4

Sat 5: Glorious Goodwood – Day 5

Wed 23: York Ebor – Day 1

Thu 24: York Ebor – Day 2

Fri 25: York Ebor – Day 3

Sat 26: York Ebor – Day 4


Sat 9: Haydock, Ascot & Kempton (Sprint Cup)

Sat 16: Doncaster & Chester (St Leger)


Sat 14: Newmarket & York (Dewhurst)

Sat 21: Ascot – British Champions Day


Sat 18: Cheltenham & Ling eld (Open meeting Saturday)

Sat 25: Haydock & Ascot (Betfair Chase)


Sat 2: Newbury & Newcastle (Hennessy/Fighting Fifth)

Tue 26: Kempton & Wetherby (King George)