The Cheltenham Festival is of the biggest events on the 2020 racing calendar, with more than 250,000 punters set to descend on Prestbury Park this year. Don't worry if you're not among them, though – you don't have to miss a race with our guide. Catch all of the action as it happens with our guide. Here's how to watch Cheltenham live from all over the world – St. Patrick's Day comes early to Cheltenham today so it's safe to say the horse racing action is now well in its stride.
The week-long festival sees a total of 28 races take place, culminating with the iconic Gold Cup on Friday. Tuesday's opening day highlight was the 2 miles and ½ furlong Unibet Champion Hurdle, which saw favourite Epatante – owned by J.P. McManus and ridden by Barry Geraghty - take home glory in the 16-horse field.
Wednesday brought Ladies Day to Cheltenham and £10,000 to the best dressed spectator. The headline race was the Queen Mother Champion Chase, which was won by in superb style by Politologue
Today is therefore the penultimate day of the festival and commonly know as St Patrick’s Thursday, to highlight the huge Irish interest in Cheltenham and horse racing in general. There are two featured races: the Ryanair Chase and the Stayers’ Hurdle, with Paisley Park being heavily backed to defend his title in the latter race.
The first five races of each day are set to be aired on ITV live and free in the UK. But if you're abroad or away from home you can still catch all the action. Here's how to watch Cheltenham live regardless of where you are.
When is the Gold Cup 2020 at Cheltenham and who are the favourites?
As ever, the main event at this year's Cheltenham Festival is Friday's Gold Cup Steeple Chase which has a prize pot of over is a £625,000. Taking place on Friday, March 13 at 3.30pm GMT, it pits the best jump horses in the world against each other.
Last year's winner Al Boum Photo returns once again and is highly fancied to retain its title, however Delta Work is the current in-form horse while the combination of Presenting Percy and experienced jockey Davy Russell has many backing the pair to win the Festival's blue ribbon race.
How to watch the Cheltenham live for free in the UK
Watch Cheltenham live from outside your country the easy way
For UK horse racing fans wanting to watch Cheltenham live from abroad, the first thing to do is download and install a VPN .