One of the biggest horse racing festivals is coming to our screens, read on for Cheltenham TV Coverage information! The Cheltenham Festival returns for 2019 providing four days of excitement and some of the fanciest hats you’ve ever seen.
We take a look at how you can watch Cheltenham Festival from the comfort of your own home, along with the full race schedule.
Cheltenham TV Coverage Channel, Dates and Schedule
|Event||Date & Time||Channel|
|Opening Show||12th-15th March | 9.30-10.30pm||ITV4|
|Cheltenham TV Coverage||12th-15th March | 1pm-4.30pm||ITV 1|
The Cheltenham festival will be broadcast on ITV 1 called ITV Racing. The live show will cover five races for three and a half hours each day of the horse racing festival.
Cheltenham TV coverage will start from Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th March 1pm-4.30pm. There’s also an opening show aired daily on ITV 4 from 9.30-10.30am.
Ed Chamberlain and Francesca Cumani will present the show, with other team members Sir Anthony McCoy, Oli Bell, Mick Fitzgerald, Alice Plunkett, Brough Scott, Matt Chapman, Luke Harvey, Kevin Blake, Brian Gleeson and Sally Ann Grassick, along with commentator, Richard Hoiles.
Celebrity guests that will be joining the team will be Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins and Lorraine’s Mark Heyes for Ladies Day. Love Island star Chris Hughes will also join the team on St Patrick’s Thursday.C
Cheltenham Race Schedule 2019
It doesn’t get much better than this! Here is the full race schedule, including the date, event, race and times for Cheltenham Festival at Prestbury Park.
Tuesday 12 March – Champion Day
|Supreme Novices’ Hurdle||13:30|
|Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase||14:10|
|Ultima Handicap Chase||14:50|
|Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge TrophyMares’ Hurdle (for the David Nicholson Trophy)||15:30|
|Mares’ Hurdle (for the David Nicholson Trophy)||16:10|
|National Hunt Challenge Cup Chase||16:50|
|Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase||17:30|
Wednesday 13 March – Ladies Day
|Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle||13:30|
|RSA Steeple Chase||14:10|
|Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle||14:50|
|Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase||15:30|
|Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase||16:10|
|Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle||16:50|
|Weatherbys Champion Bumper||17:30|
Thursday 14 March – St Patrick’s Thursday
|JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase||13:30|
|Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase||16:10|
|Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle||16:50|
|Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase||17:30|
Friday 15 March – Gold Cup Day
|JCB Triumph Hurdle||13:30|
|Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle||14:10|
|Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle||14:50|
|Cheltenham Gold Cup||15:30|
|Foxhunter Steeple Chase||16:10|
|Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle||16:50|
|Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeple Chase||17:30|