When is Cheltenham Festival 2022? Date, race schedule, odds, TV channel and live stream

THE Cheltenham Festival is the jewel in the racing crown.

There are no four days quite like it – and this year's renewal looks set to be a stonker after the meeting was held behind closed doors last year.

When is Cheltenham Festival?

Cheltenham Festival starts on Tuesday, March 15 and runs intil Friday, March 18.

The star-studded extravaganza takes place over four days at Cheltenham racecourse in Gloucestershire.

When is St Patrick's Day at Cheltenham Festival?

St Patrick's Day traditionally falls on the Thursday of Cheltenham Festival.

That means it will come on March 17 in 2022 – so get the Guinness ready.

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Cheltenham Festival race schedule

There are a total of 28 races over the four days, with seven races on each one.

The exact schedule and times are not yet confirmed but we can expect to see the following races on these days.

Tuesday, March 15

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

Champion Hurdle

David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle

Arkle Chase

National Hunt Chase

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

Ultima Handicap Chase

Wednesday, March 16

Champion Chase

Coral Cup

Grand Annual Handicap Chase

Champion Bumper

Ballymore Novices' Hurdle

Brown Advisory Novices' Chase

Cross Country Chase

Thursday, March 17

Paddy Power Plate

Kim Muir Challenge Cup

Mares' Novice Hurdle

Turners Novices' Chase

Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle

Ryanair Chase

Pertemps Network Final

Friday, March 18

Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle

Triumph Hurdle

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle

Gold Cup

County Hurdle

Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase

Cheltenham Festival TV schedule

The action will be shown live on ITV1.

Every race from the festival will be shown live on subscription channel Racing TV.

Cheltenham Festival live stream info

You can watch every race live on most bookies' websites.

Usually you need to have either money in your account or to have put a bet on the race to watch the stream.

Cheltenham Festival tips, free bets and odds

Sun Racing tipster Templegate and columnist Matt Chapman will bring you their top tips nearer the time.

You can see the favourite for EVERY Cheltenham Festival race in our Cheltenham Festival section.

And don't forget to check out our best horse racing free bets.

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