Where to Watch Cheltenham Festival

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With the Cheltenham festival just less then 24 hours away, we take a look at the various ways to watch or stream the culmination of the National Hunt racing for the year, Cheltenham 2021 festival.  Be sure not to miss a single race!

Four Days of Extraordinary Racing

Cheltenham is a 4-day racing event held between 16-20 March with 28 races. Each race day the first race will aim to begin at 1.20 pm with the final race is due off at 4.50 pm each day.

Day One: 16th March 2021

Day Two: 17th March 2021

Day Three: 18th March 2021

  • 1.20 Marsh Novices’ Chase
  • 1.55 Pertemps Network Final
  • 2.30 Ryanair Steeple Chase
  • 3.05 Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle
  • 3.40 Paddy Power Plate
  • 4.15 Mares Novices’ Hurdle
  • 4.50 Kim Muir Challenge Cup

Day Four: Gold Cup Day – 19th March 2021

  • 1.20 JCB Triumph Hurdle
  • 1.55 County Handicap Hurdle
  • 2.30 The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
  • 3.05 Cheltenham Gold Cup
  • 3.40 Open Hunters' Steeple Chase
  • 4.15 Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Steeple Chase
  • 4.50 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Where can I watch or stream Cheltenham?

The two ways of legally watching this year's Cheltenham Festival in the UK is via TV or Online since no punters will be allowed at the racecourse.

Online Bookmakers

The majority of us watching the racing action will no doubt be having a little wager. Then why not combine both. Placing a bet with any of these bookies below will guarantee you live streaming access to this year's festival.

In no particular order, here are 5 bookies to stream Cheltenham Festival for free.

  1. Unibet – Place a minimum bet of £0.50
  2. Bet365 – Place a minimum bet of £0.50
  3. William Hill – Funded users can watch these races for free on William Hill Betting TV
  4. Ladbrokes – Place a minimum bet of £1 
  5. Paddy Power –  Place a minimum bet of £1 

Traditional/Satellite TV

ITV – The ITV coverage starts at 1 pm and culminates at 4.30 pm each day. It will be presented by Ed Chamberlain who will be joined by national hunt legends, Ruby Walsh and Sir Anthony McCoy to name a few.

RacingTV – RacingTV will show full coverage of the festival in the UK. RacingTV can be found on the following channels,  Sky Channel 426 (SD/HD) and Virgin Media (UK) Channel 536.

Cheltenham Festival 2021

Check out our dedicated Cheltenham festival tips section where you can find Race by Race Guides and Previews as well as the best bonuses for this years Cheltenham festival. 

Where will you be watching Cheltenham 2020? Let us know in the comments section below.


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