Cheltenham Festival 2023 kicked off on Tuesday as the biggest event on the racing calendar kicks off.
Prestbury Park will host four action-packed days of racing, attended by around a quarter of a million people.
Rachael Blackmore led Honeysuckle to a fabulous and emotional victory in the Mares’ Hurdle on the first day of her final career start for Henry de Bromhead.
What TV channel is the Cheltenham Festival on?
ITV1 will broadcast the first five races each day from 1pm, while subscription channel Racing TV will show each race, with pre-race preparations. You can also track all the action with Independents live blog.
How to stream Cheltenham online
Cheltenham can be watched live in its entirety on the Racing TV website and app by racing fans, provided they are subscribers to the channel. Meanwhile, ITV is also streaming the first five races live on the ITVX website and app.
Many betting sites and apps also show all races, provided you have a funded account with them. You can also track all the action with Independents live blog.
Cheltenham Race Schedule
Four days, 28 races and lots of action – here’s the full 2023 Cheltenham schedule (all GMT):
Champion’s Day – Tuesday, March 14
- Supreme Novice Hurdle – 1:30 PM
- Arkle Challenge Cup – 14:10
- Handicap Steeping Chase – 14:50
- Champion Hurdle Challenge trophy – 3:30 p.m
- Mare obstacle – 16:10
- Junior Hurdles – 4:50 p.m
- National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup – 5.30pm
Women’s Day – Wednesday, March 15
- Ballymore Novice Hurdle – 1:30pm
- Brown Advisory Rookie Steeplechase – 10/14
- Coral Cup Hurdle – 14:50
- Quest for the Queen Mother – 3:30 p.m
- Cross country obstacle course – 16:10
- Big Annual Handicap Chase – 4:50 p.m
- Champion Bumper – 5:30 p.m
Saint Patrick’s Thursday – Thursday, March 16
- Turners Novices – 1.30pm
- The last hurdle of the Pertemps network – 14:10
- Ryanair Chase – 14:50
- Hurdle for Remainers – 15:30
- County Plate Chase – 4:10 p.m
- Mares Novice Hurdle – 16:50
- Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup – 5.30pm
Gold Cup Day – Friday, March 17
- Hurdles triumph – 13:30
- National Hurdle with Handicap – 14:10
- Albert Bartlett’s Rookie Hurdle – 2:50 p.m
- Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase – 3.30pm
- Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters Chase – 16:10
- Chasing Mares – 16.50
- Jockeys conditional obstacle with impediments – 17:30