Live coverage of the Cheltenham Festival will begin from 1pm on Tuesday 13th of March on ITV , with The Opening Show every morning from Tuesday 13th March until Friday 16th March at 9.30am on ITV4.

ITV’s live festival coverage will also be simulcast on the ITV Hub, on web and app, for viewers to watch online, and our responsively designed ITV Racing site - – helping bring the festival to life.

ITV’s coverage will showcase the very best of the action on the turf and all the colour the festival has to offer from the Cotswolds racecourse, where horses and their jockeys will battle it out for prize money of almost £4.6 million.

The channel’s coverage features 18 hours’ live footage, taking in five races per day, going behind the scenes at the course, featuring interviews with key jockeys, trainers and racing legends, sampling the atmosphere in the grandstands, all leading up to the Gold Cup on Friday afternoon.

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