RACING: Investec Derby 2013 – Live on Channel 4

May 26, 2013

Britain’s richest horse race – the Investec Derby, considered the most prestigious of the UK’s five classics – returns to Channel 4 for the first time in 13 years.

Dating back to 1780, the Epsom Derby is still ranked the greatest flat race in the world and with winnings of £1.25m it has one of the biggest prize pots in UK racing, matched only by the prestige that victory on the famous course brings.

Ten live races will be broadcast on Channel 4 over the two days, featuring the Investec Oaks on Friday, May 31, followed by the blue-riband Investec Derby on Saturday, June 1, at 4.00pm.

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RACING: Royal Ascot 2012 – Live on BBC TV

June 13, 2012

The pinnacles of sport and fashion collide once again at Royal Ascot, the world’s most famous flat race meeting, with extensive coverage for the last time on BBC Television.

A national institution and one of the centrepieces of the British social calendar, Ascot’s flagship event is more than just a race meeting for the thousands that gather at the famous racecourse each year.

Its unique blend of tradition, pageantry, fashion and style make it one of the most eagerly anticipated occasions of the summer, and BBC TV has coverage 24 of the 30 races live on BBC One or BBC Two, with the remaining races behind the Red Button.

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