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How to watch the Cheltenham Festival

How to watch the Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most viewed sporting spectacles in Britain each and every year, featuring some of the top horse racing that the world has to offer.

Four days of top quality racing takes place over the course of one very special week in March when the Cheltenham Festival takes place, as horses, jockeys and trainers alike look to etch themselves in Cheltenham history.

Naturally, the quality of racing on display means there is plenty of attention on ongoings at Cheltenham and the desire for many to be able to watch it themselves live. Only a select number will be able to watch the action unfold in person, but those not fortunate enough to see in person shall not fear.

The Cheltenham Festival is available to watch on terrestrial television for all on ITV, with it being part of their bumper schedule of top racing action across the year, with a contract agreed until the end of 2020.

So, if you are not able to be there in person, you will be able to watch the action for free on ITV throughout the week, with coverage of each and every race being provided both on ITV and ITV4, with later races often shown on the latter channel.

ITV’s coverage is hosted by Ed Chamberlin and features input from a number of recognisable faces in the horse racing industry such as AP McCoy, Brian Gleeson, Mick Fitzgerald and Matt Chapman.

However, this isn’t the only place where you will be able to watch the action at Cheltenham, with Racing UK also having coverage of the entirety of the festival, albeit behind a paywall. Sky and Virgin customers can access the Racing UK channel but must pay a monthly premium for it.

Horse racing fans who like to bet on the Cheltenham Festival can also watch each individual race via a number of different bookmaker apps. 

Punters who place bets on any race at the Cheltenham Festival with a bookmaker who offer live streaming services on horse racing will qualify to watch that particular race. However, you should check your bookmaker’s terms and conditions first to see if they provide Cheltenham coverage via a live stream.

To conclude, there are plenty of ways for punters across the country to watch the Cheltenham Festival, with it being one of the most viewed horse racing events of the year. Just pick the one that suits you best and sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the ride!

To find out more visit cheltenhamfestival.net

February 16th, 2020

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