Cheltenham Festival 2020 will once again showcase the very best of National Hunt racing. The four-day horse jump racing event will take place from Tuesday, March 10 to Friday, March 13.
The best British and Irish-trained horses will go head-to-head over the next few days.
In total, the Cheltenham Festival features 28 races – seven each day.
These races include some of the most prestigious in the game, and will end with the extravagant Gold Cup on Friday.
More than 250,000 fans will attend the festival over the course of its four days, with millions more expected to tune in and watch from the screens.
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How to watch Cheltenham 2020 live for free
Online viewers can stream Cheltenham live on the ITV website or through the ITV Hub app.
Cheltenham Festival also be broadcast on channels ITV1 and ITV4 throughout the week.
Coverage usually starts at 1pm and will finish at 4.30pm, meaning fans will miss out on the final two races each day.
However, if you watch or record live TV on any channel – either through your TV or through a website – then you need a TV licence.
Because Cheltenham will be streamed live, you need a TV licence although you’re watching online via ITV Hub.
Previously, you only needed a TV licence to watch live programmes on BBC iPlayer.
However, as of September 1, 2016, you need one for any on-demand iPlayer viewing.
The licence fee costs £154.50 for colour or £52 for black and white.
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Cheltenham Festival schedule in full
- Tuesday, March 10 – Champion Day
1.30pm – Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle 2m 87y
2.10pm – Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase 1m 7f 199y
2.50pm – Ultima Handicap Chase 3m 1f
3.30pm – Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy 2m 87y
4.10pm – Close Brothers Hurdle (Registered As The David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle) 2m 3f 200y
4.50pm – Northern Trust Company Novices’ Handicap Chase 2m 4f 44y
5.30pm – National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Chase 3m 5f 201y
- Wednesday, March 11 – Ladies’ Day
1.30pm – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle 2m 5f
2.10pm – RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase 3m 80y
2.50pm – Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f
3.30pm – Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase 1m 7f 199y
4.10pm – Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase 3m 6f
4.50pm – Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle 2m 87y
5.30pm – Weatherbys Champion Bumper
- Thursday, March 12 – St Patrick’s Day
1.30pm – Marsh Novices’ Chase 2m 3f 168y
2.10pm – Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle 2m 7f 213y
2.50pm – Ryanair Chase 2m 4f 127y
3.30pm – Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle 2m 7f 213y
4.10pm – Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase 2m 4f 127y
4.50pm – Daylesford Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle 2m 179y
5.30pm – Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase 3m 2f
- Friday, March 13 – Gold Cup Day
1.30pm – JCB Triumph Hurdle 2m 179y
2.10pm – Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle 2m 179y
2.50pm – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle 2m 7f 213y
3.30pm – Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase 3m 2f 70y
4.10pm – St. James’s Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase 3m 2f 70y
4.50pm – Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase 2m 62y
5.30pm – Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 56y
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