Cheltenham Festival 2023: Full Preview, Race schedule, how to watch and live race updates

Cheltenham Festival 2023: Full Preview, Race schedule, how to watch and live race updates

Cheltenham Festival 2023 kicks off on Tuesday 14th March 2023. Horse racing fans and punters all over the world are eagerly anticipating one of the biggest horse racing events of the year. And you can check out how to watch Cheltenham LIVE and stream the racing online with, race previews and keep up to date with all the racing results with MyLiveStreams.

Every year millions of people tune in to watch one of the biggest horse racing festivals in the world. Cheltenham Festival brings the top horses, jockeys, owners and trainers to the race town in South West England. The festival traditionally runs over 4 days in the second week in March from the Tuesday to the Friday.

When is the Cheltenham Festival 2023?

This year the 2023 Cheltenham Festival kicks off on Tuesday 14th of March and the first race – Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – starts at 1:30pm.

It is expected that over 65,000 people will attend each day from the Tuesday to Friday with the festival ‘main event’ being the famous Gold Cup race on the Friday afternoon.

Cheltenham Ladies Day will be the Wednesday 15th March and is well worth tuning into to see some of the glitz and glamour of the event.

Take a virtual tour and check out amazing 360 degree views from inside Cheltenham Racecourse.

Cheltenham Festival 2023 Race Schedule

Day 1 Tuesday 14th of March 2023

1:30pm – Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle 

2:10pm – Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase

2:50pm – Ultima Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap)

3:30pm – Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

4:10pm – Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle (Registered As The David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle)

4:50pm – Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Registered As The Fred Winter)

5:30pm – WellChild National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys’ Novices’ Chase 

Day 2 Wednesday 15th of March 2023

1:30pm – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered As The Baring Bingham)

2:10pm – Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Broadway Novices’ Chase)

2:50pm- Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) 

3:30pm – Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase

4:10pm – Glenfarclas Chase (Cross Country Chase)

4:50pm – Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase 

5:30pm – Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Standard Open NH Flat Race)

Day 3 Thursday 16th of March 2023

1:30pm – Turners Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Golden Miller)

2:10pm – Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap)

2:50pm – Ryanair Chase (Registered As The Festival Trophy)

3:30pm – Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle 

4:10pm – Magners Plate Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap)

4:50pm – Jack De Bromhead Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle)

5:30pm- Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase (Sponsored By The JRL Group)

Day 4 Friday 17 of March 2023

1:30pm – JCB Triumph Hurdle

2:10pm – McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap)

2:50pm – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered As The Spa Novices’ Hurdle)

3:30pm – Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase 

4:10 – St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase

4:50 – Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase (Registered As The Liberthine Mares’ Chase)

5:30 – Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 

How to watch Cheltenham Festival online

Here’s how to watch Cheltenham LIVE online or on TV. In the UK viewers can tune into ITV to get full coverage and commentary of races and interviews with jockeys, trainers and owners. This can also be streamed through the ITV website Coverage starts at 1pm and will have full streaming of the first 5 races for each day.

RacingTV will also be covering the event and are offering new customers 50% off for a full years subscription to the online channel. To sign up click on the link to their website – RacingTV and follow the instructions. New members just have to enter the promo-code: RTVCHELT50 for a half price subscription to the online streaming channel.

You can also keep up to speed on all the latest racing news, race commentary and results on the radio with BBC Radio 5 Live Extra. They will be streaming live from 1:15pm to 6pm each day of the festival and The Gold Cup will alos be covered live on BBC Radio 5 Live from 2pm – 4pm on Friday 17th March 2023.

Live Cheltenham 2023 Race Results

For all the latest Cheltenham Festival race results check out The Racing Post website or Twitter account. Check the latest LIVE results online.

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