2020 Cheltenham Festival preview evenings – Full list of events

Nicky Henderson, Kate Miller and Paul Nicholls speaking at a Cheltenham Preview evening.

2020 Cheltenham Festival Preview Evenings

We bring you the comprehensive list of 2020 Cheltenham Festival preview evenings, including where the events will be held, on what date and which guests will be appearing.

Although our website is a fantastic place for you to get your 2022 Cheltenham Festival tips, breaking news and other feature articles. Sometimes, though, nothing beats hearing it straight from the horse’s mouth.

Cheltenham Festival preview evenings are extremely popular across Britain and Ireland. Many will be staged at various venues between now and the start of the Festival, and ticket holders can listen to a panel of esteemed guests discuss everything to do with National Hunt racing’s most famous meeting.

Here’s a full list of Cheltenham Festival preview evenings taking place over the next month. Organised, for your convenience, by geographical location.

Note – Sites like Betfair and William Hill will stream their preview evenings live on Facebook and/or their website.

Cheltenham Preview Evenings – London and Central

London Racing Club, Holiday Inn, Kensington, London (March 5th, 7pm)
Guests – Lee Mottershead, Lydia Hislop, Phil Smith and Matt Tombs.

South East

West Berkshire Racing Club, Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire (March 5th, 8.00pm)
Guests – Warren Greatrex, Lizzie Kelly, Page Fuller, James Burn and Lee McKenzie.

East Garston Village Hall (in aid of Injured Jockeys Fund), Lambourn, Berkshire (March 6th, 7.30pm)
Guests – Warren Greatrex, Oliver Sherwood, Jamie Snowden, Noel Fehily, Pat Murphy, Stan Moore, Colin Brown and Ed James.

South West

Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (March 5th, 7pm)
Guests – Ed Chamberlin, Kim Bailey, Fergal O’Brien, Richard Phillips and Bruce Millington.

Tiverton Golf Club, Devon (March 5th, 7.30pm)
Guests – David Pipe, Tom Malone, Harry Derham, Tom O’Brien, Jeremy Scott and Simon Nott.

Taunton Racecourse, Somerset (March 6th, 6pm)
Guests – Philip Hobbs, more to be confirmed.

Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (March 6th, 7pm)
Guests – Jonjo O’Neill, Richard Johnson and Mike Cattermole.

Gables Hotel, Falfield, Gloucestershire (March 6th, 7.30pm)
Guests – Dan Skelton, Harry Skelton, Alice Plunkett, Harry Cobden, Ryan Bliss and Nich Child.

Cheltenham Racecourse’s Cheltenham Festival preview evenings Official Cheltenham Festival preview evening, Gloucestershire (March 8th, 6.15pm)
Guests – AP McCoy, Ruby Walsh, Emma Lavelle, Paddy Power and Cornelius Lysaght.

The Hollow Bottom, Guiting Power, Gloucestershire (March 9th, 7pm)
Guests – Sam Twiston-Davies, Carl Llewellyn, Ryan Hatch, Gary Wiltshire, Luke Tarr and Alex Steedman.

Cheltenham Town Football Club, Gloucestershire (March 9th, 7.30pm)
Guests – Davy Russell, Dave Crosse, Gordon Clarkson and Michael Shinners.

The Ebrington Arms, Ebrington, Gloucestershire (March 9th, 8.30pm)
Guests – Milton Harris and Rupert Bell.

Ruby Walsh with Tony McCoy will be on the panel for Cheltenham Racecourse’s official preview.


Warwick Racecourse, Warwickshire (March 5th, Start time to be confirmed.)
Guests – Dan Skelton, Olly Murphy, David Crosse, Gary Wiltshire and Peter Finch.

Lygon Arms, Broadway, Worcestershire (March 5th, 7pm)
Guests – Ben Pauling, Mike Cattermole and David Bass.


Rawdon Cricket Club, Leeds, Yorkshire (March 5th, 7.30pm)
Guests – Danny Cook, Dan Barber and Michael Shinners.

North East

Coxlodge and Gosforth District Social Club, Newcastle (March 5th, 7.30pm)
Guests – Paul Carberry, Fergal O’Brien, Gordon Brown, James Griffin, Mat Nicholls and Ian Robinson.

Sedgefield Racecourse, County Durham (March 6th, 7pm)
Guests – Phil Kirby, Danny Cook, Sean Quinlan, Micky Hammond and Derek Thompson.

Sedgefield is one of three Northern racecourses staging preview evenings.

North West

Chester Racecourse, Cheshire (March 6, 7pm)
Guests – Henry Daly, Oliver Greenall, Stewart Machin, Martin Chapman and Stephen Wundke.

Cheltenham Preview Evenings – Scotland

Western House Hotel, Ayr Racecourse, Scotland (March 6th, 7pm)
Guests – Brian Hughes, Tony Dobbin, Iain Jardine and Iain Ferguson.

Club 100 Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland (March 6th, 6.30pm)
Guests – 2020 Cheltenham Festival tips from Paul Carberry, Gordon Brown, James Griffin, Mark Howard, Ian Robinson and Paul Costello.

Cheltenham Preview Evenings – Ireland (East)

Cherrytree Bar’s Cheltenham Festival Preview Evenings, Walkinstown, Dublin (March 5th, 8pm)
Guests – Roy Curtis, Rob Catterson, Johnny Ward, Brendan Duke.