Jockey for position on the sofa and enjoy some breathtaking sporting excellence on the box…
From Saturday 28 July, 1.30pm, ITV/HD (CH 103/113)
The great British summer was made for horse racing. Thoroughbreds galloping to glory on the emerald turf, nattily dressed racegoers posing in the sun like preening peacocks… there’s nothing quite like it.
So this week we dare you not to get swept away by the action live on ITV, because there are two huge – neigh, massive – events that definitely demand your attention.
First up is King George Day at Ascot (Saturday 28 July), which is headlined by the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Long viewed as one of Europe’s most prestigious middle-distance races, here’s where you’ll find some of the sport’s finest runners and riders doing battle. Perfect sporting drama for a Saturday afternoon.
After the dust has settled at Ascot, the Qatar Goodwood Festival (also known as “Glorious Goodwood”) will take the reins from Tuesday 31 July for five days of unmissable excitement.
Considered a highlight of the flat-racing season, you’ll be treated to one of racing’s most eye-catching festivals. From the fast-paced fun on the course to the fashionable punters in the stands, it’s not to be missed.
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Saturday 28 July, 1.30pm, ITV/HD (CH 103/113)
Tuesday 31 July, 1.30pm, ITV/HD (CH 103/113)
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