How to watch Cheltenham Festival 2024: TV channel and live stream for every race today

Cheltenham Festival draws to a close today with the Gold Cup, one of the high points of the horse racing calendar.

The 2024 meeting is an extra special one with the 100th year of the Gold Cup the highlight of four days at Prestbury Park, with Galopin Des Champs looking to claim back-to-back wins.


Thousands will descend on Gloucestershire across the four days, with seven races per day to make 28 in total.

Here’s how to watch every race...

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How to watch every race at Cheltenham Festival 2024

TV channel: ITV1 will broadcast the first five races for FREE, with coverage beginning at 1pm every day and running until 4.30pm. Preview show 'The Opening Show' will be broadcast on ITV4 from 8.30am to 10am every morning of the meet.

The only place to watch the Festival in its entirety is on Racing TV, which will broadcast all seven races on each day of the meeting. Racing TV is a subscription-based channel available through Sky and Virgin Media and online via its website and app. Build-up coverage starts at 12.30pm GMT every day and coverage concludes after the final race.

Live stream: Racing TV subscribers can stream the action live via the website or app, or cast to their TV, while ITV viewers can do likewise via the ITVX website and app for FREE.

Live coverage: You can also follow all the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated live blog.