Cheltenham Festival 2021 TV channel and live stream FREE: How to watch EVERY race for free – full race schedule

THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL is nearly upon us!

There will be no fans in attendance this year, but there is a way to watch ALL seven races for FREE each day.


When is Cheltenham Festval 2021?

The Cheltenham Festival gets underway on Tuesday, March 16, with the first race at 1.20pm – the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

It will run until until Friday, March 19 on Gold Cup day.

Cheltenham Racecourse at Prestbury Park – albeit with no fans in attendance for the traditional Cheltenham roar – plays host.


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What TV channel and live stream is Cheltenham Festival 2021 on?

ITV 1 will be broadcasting even more live Cheltenham Festival races than EVER before this year.

ITV 1 are showing six of the seven races live every day, with shorter 35 minute intervals between races.

You can live stream the races on the ITV Hub.

Racing TV are showing the final race of day which you can also live stream via Paddy Power's website if you have an account.

ITV is available for FREE to all in the UK with a valid TV licence.

Francesca Cumani and Ed Chamberlain will be presenting each day.

In addition, you can listen to ALL of the races on talkSPORT.


What is the Cheltenham Festival race schedule for each day?

Day 1 – Tuesday, March 16

  • 13:20 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (ITV 1)
  • 13:55 Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase (ITV 1)
  • 14:30 Festival Handicap Chase (ITV 1)
  • 15:05 Champion Hurdle (ITV 1)
  • 15:40 David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle (ITV 1)
  • 16:15 Boodles Juvenile Hurdle (ITV 1)
  • 16:50 National Hunt Chase (Racing TV/ Paddy Power)

Day 2 – Wednesday, March 17 (St Patrick’s Day)

  • 13:20 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (ITV 1)
  • 13:55 Festival Novices’ Chase (ITV 1)
  • 14:30 Coral Cup (ITV 1)
  • 15:05 Queen Mother Champion Chase (ITV 1)
  • 15:40 Cross Country Chase (ITV 1)
  • 16:15 Grand Annual Chase (ITV 1)
  • 16.50 Champion Bumper (Racing TV/ Paddy Power)

Day 3 – Thursday, March 18

  • 13:20 Golden Miller Novices’ Chase (ITV 1)
  • 13:55 Pertemps Final (ITV 1)
  • 14:30 Ryanair Chase (ITV 1)
  • 15:05 Stayers’ Hurdle (ITV 1)
  • 15:40 Festival Plate (ITV 1)
  • 16:15 Dawn Run Novices’ Hurdle (ITV 1)
  • 16:50 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir (Racing TV/ Paddy Power)

Day 4 – Friday, March 19

13:20 Triumph Hurdle (ITV 1)
13:55 County Hurdle (ITV 1)
14:30 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (ITV 1)
15:05 Cheltenham Gold Cup (ITV 1)
15:40 Foxhunter Chase (ITV 1)
16:15 Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase (ITV 1)
16:50 Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle (Racing TV/ Paddy Power)

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