Where to Watch Cheltenham Festival

With the Cheltenham festival just less then 24 hours away, I take a look at the various ways to watch or stream the culmination of the National Hunt racing for the year, Cheltenham 2020 festival.  Be sure not to miss a single race!

Four Days of Extraordinary

Cheltenham is a 4-day racing event held between 10-13 March with 28 races. Each race day the first race will aim to begin at 1.30 pm with the final race is due off at 5.30 pm each day.

Day One: Champion Day – 10th March 2020

Day Two: Ladies Day – 11th March 2020

  • 13:30 The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle
  • 14:10 The RSA Insurance Novices' Steeple Chase
  • 14:50 The Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle
  • 15:30 The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase
  • 16:10 The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase
  • 16:50 The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
  • 17:30 The Weatherbys Champion Bumper

Day Three: St Patrick's Thursday – 12th March 2020

  • 13:30 The Marsh Novices' Chase
  • 14:10 The Pertemps Network Final
  • 14:50 The Ryanair Steeple Chase
  • 15:30 The Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle
  • 16:10 The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate
  • 16:50 The National Hunt Breeders Supported By Tattersalls Mares Novices' Hurdle
  • 17:30 The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase

Day Four: Gold Cup Day – 13th March 2020

  • 13:30 The JCB Triumph Hurdle
  • 14:10 The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle
  • 14:50 The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle
  • 15:30 The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase
  • 16:10 The St. James's Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
  • 16:50 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase
  • 17:30 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

Where can I watch or stream Cheltenham?

The three ways of legally watching this year's Cheltenham Festival in the UK is via TV, Online and of course at the stunning racetrack itself.

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 

Just a reminder, If you want to use any of the bookmakers above, you must open an account and meet the minimum bet requirements. I have compiled a list of this years top Cheltenham bookmaker offers and bonuses.

With everyone desperate to beat the bookies during the Cheltenham Festival, I have created a guide on how to pick winners and Win at the Cheltenham Festival.

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 2020

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.

Further Reading & Listening

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