2023 Cheltenham Festival Live Streaming
Although crowds will thankfully be back at Cheltenham for the 2023 Festival, live coverage will still be as important as ever for racing fans. There will be the usual extensive TV coverage plus Cheltenham Festival Live Streaming from your bookmaker. Here is a run-down of how and where to find the best Cheltenham coverage so that you miss none of the action!
- Sign Up To Bookmaker and also claim the sign up offer
- Once you do this, place a bet on the races you want to live stream
- Once you have done that, you will be able to stream the races live as they start
Cheltenham Festival 2023
2023 Cheltenham Festival Horse Racing Schedule
Cheltenham Festival Day 1
The Cheltenham Festival 2023 gets under way at 1.30pm on Tuesday 15th March with the Supreme Novices Hurdle over two miles. The famous “Cheltenham Roar” will thankfully be returning this year as battle commences between the best horses in Britain and Ireland. The ITV cameras will be there for the best of the action to ensure that the excitement is undiminished for racing fans unable to make the track.
The Grade 1 Arkle Challenge Trophy follows at 2.10, named after the legendary three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner. The Arkle is the top novice chase over two miles and regularly produces future Champion Chase winners. The winner will be trying to follow in the hoofprints of the likes of Flyingbolt (1965), Moscow Flyer (2002), Sprinter Sacre (2012) and Altior (2017).
The highlight of the opening day is the Champion Hurdle at 3.30 over two miles. This race has been dominated by owner JP McManus and trainer Nicky Henderson in recent years – their most recent success coming with Epatante (2020). Honeysuckle landed the race in 2021 and the mare will be hot favourite to retain her crown.
The competitive Ultima Handicap Chase follows at 2.50 and The Mares’ Hurdle at 4.10 complete ITV Racing’s coverage. The Novices’ Handicap Chase (4.50) and the National Hunt Chase (5.30) round off the day’s action. On all four days, you can watch the final two races live on Racing TV or through Cheltenham Live Streaming on your bookmaker app or website.
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Cheltenham Festival Day 2
The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at 1.30pm over two miles and five furlongs is the first of five live Cheltenham races on ITV on day 2. This race was won by Istabraq in 1997 who went on to win three Champion Hurdles. Other horses to score here include Hardy Eustace (2003), Faugheen (2014) and last year’s winner Bob Olinger (2021).
The RSA Chase at 2.10 features the top three-mile novice chasers. This race thrilled spectators and TV viewers in 2020 when Champ stormed up the hill to catch Minella Indo and Allaho in the shadow of the post. The RSA has produced numerous future Gold Cup winners including Arkle (1963), Garrison Savannah (1990), Denman (2007), Bobs Worth (2012) and, of course, last year’s winner Minella Indo. If you want to get ahead of the game in 2023 take a look at our day two tips.
The feature race on day 2 is the Queen Mother Champion Chase over two miles at 3.30. Badsworth Boy remains the only horse to win the race three times while dual winners include Nicky Henderson’s Sprinter Sacre (2013, 2016) and Altior (2018, 2019). Cheltenham Festival specialist Put The Kettle On will be bidding to add her name to that illustrious list this season.
The big betting race on day 2 is the Coral Cup at 2.50 while Tiger Roll could be trying to revive his hopes of a third Grand National victory by lining up in the Cross Country Chase at 4.10. Wednesday’s action is completed by the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at 4.50 and the Champion Bumper at 5.30, both available through Cheltenham Festival Live Streaming and to Racing TV subscribers.
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Cheltenham Festival Day 3
The Marsh Novices’ Chase over two and a half miles gets the action under way on day 3 at 1.30pm. He will be trying to emulate compatriots Sir Des Champs (2012) and Vautour (2015) who both went on to be leading chasers.
The Grade 1 Ryanair Chase at 2.50 often produces a thrilling finish with Min battling on bravely to beat Saint Calvados 24 months’ ago. Last year’s winner Allaho is on schedule to defend his title and equal the two victories of Albertas Run (2010 and 2011).
The Stayers’ Hurdle at 3.30 is the feature race on Thursday, won for four successive seasons by the Paul Nicholls-trained Big Buck’s (2009 – 2012). Paisley Park was expected to follow up his 2019 victory in 2020 but disappointed behind 50-1 outsider Lisnagar Oscar. He finished third last year and is back in the line-up this season but faces a tough rival in Thyme Hill. Our experts have had their say on Paisley Park’s chances on our day three tips page, make sure to check it out before deciding on who to back!
The Pertemps Final at 2.10 always attracts plenty of betting interest. The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase at 4.10 is the final live free-to-air race on ITV. The final two races are the Mares’ Novice Hurdle (4.50) and the Kim Muir Handicap Chase (5.30), both shown live on Racing TV and on Cheltenham Festival Live Streaming.
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Cheltenham Festival Day 4
Gold Cup Day begins with the Triumph Hurdle for four-year-olds at 1.30pm. The race produced drama in 2020 when runaway leader Goshen unseated his rider at the final flight. The remarkable Tiger Roll won this race in 2014 and famously won back-to-back Grand Nationals in 2018 and 2019.
The County Handicap Hurdle at 2.10 is one of the most competitive races of the week and is followed by the top staying novices in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at 2.50. The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the climax to Cheltenham festival week and one of the most bet-on races in the world, make sure you take a look at what our experts have tipped on our Day 4 and Gold Cup tips page. Golden Miler won an incredible five successive times from 1932 to 1936. Al Boum Photo will try to emulate Kauto Star by winning back his Gold Cup crown this year.
The Foxhunter Chase (4.10) is the Amateur Riders’ Gold Cup and the final live Cheltenham race on ITV. As on the previous three days, the concluding Grand Annual Chase (4.50) and the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Hurdle (5.30) can be seen live by Racing TV subscribers or on your bookmaker’s Cheltenham Live Streaming service.
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How To Watch Cheltenham Live
There are several options for watching Cheltenham 2023 live, whether at home on your TV or laptop, or out and about on your mobile device.
Cheltenham Festival on TV
ITV will provide live coverage of the first five races of the Cheltenham Festival each day. The Opening Show will be broadcast each morning to update you on non-runners, market movers and any significant going changes plus Cheltenham Tips from ITV’s panel of experts.
You can also watch any race at the Cheltenham Festival live on your computer or mobile device through most leading bookmaker sites. You only need to stake a small amount on any race to receive live pictures of the action. For more detailed information, check your bookmaker’s website.
What TV Channels are Cheltenham Races On Today?
All 28 races of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival will be screened live in HD on Racing TV (Sky Channel 426). The first five races each day will be shown free-to-air on ITV. Coverage begins at 1pm each day and continues until 4.30pm. If you are not a Racing TV subscriber, you can watch the final two races by live streaming through your bookmaker site. Alternatively, tune in to BBC Radio 5 Live Extra for commentary on all 28 races at the Cheltenham Festival 2023.
What Radio stations are Cheltenham races on Today?
For those of you unable to screen the action live, radio coverage will be provided throughout the country.
So if you’re in between locations on a busy drive, or simply stuck in the office without access to ITV you can tune in to live commentary. Last year, BBC Radio Five Live Sports Extra provided full coverage of every race, with the main Radio Five Live channel taking over on Gold Cup day.
Moreover, TalkSport also had uninterrupted commentary of all four days via their app.
Cheltenham Races Live Stream
If you cannot get to a TV during the racing, you can still watch the action by Cheltenham Festival live streaming through your bookmaker website. Most sites allow you to the view the race by staking a small wager, typically £1, although some sites now only require that you have credit in your account. You will be able to watch Cheltenham races live stream through your computer or mobile device. For full details please check your bookmaker’s website.