Cheltenham Festival 2018 Live Streaming: The best options
Cheltenham Festival 2018 live streaming
The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most prestigious UK horse meets, with some of the biggest betting opportunities for punters. Watching Cheltenham Festival 2018 live streaming is simply a must!
Taking place from March 13th to 16th, the best of British and Irish trained horses and jockeys will compete for the title.
As such a large-scale event, the live streaming opportunities are massive.
Watch Cheltenham Festival 2018 Live Streaming with Bet365
Bet365 live streaming is one of the greatest in the market today, with more than 70,000 events streamed to your computer or device.
The Bet365 live streaming service streams all UK and Irish horse race meets shown on At the Races and Racing UK, and all you need is a 50p min stake.
The embedded player also allows you to catch up on the action from inside the race card from submitting a qualifying bet.
Watch the Cheltenham 2018 Festival on our live horse racing online video streaming service via Bet365.
It is one of the biggest events in UK horse racing and the Cheltenham Festival 2018 promises four days of fantastic drama in the picturesque Cotswolds.
Watch Cheltenham Festival 2018 Live Streaming with Betfair
Horse racing is taken seriously at Betfair, with multiple events listed for live streaming.
Showing events from At the Races, Racing UK and other feeds, the Betfair live streaming service is one of the finest.
You must be logged in and have a matched bet of £2 on the particular race, but that’s it. You can expect flawless pictures and only a short delay from real time.
Watch Cheltenham Festival 2018 Live Streaming with Coral
Coral is well-known as a top betting site for live streams. With a total of 100,000 sporting events (and growing) each year.
Horse racing is one of their standout features, with all of the premier races from the UK and Ireland featured.
The Cheltenham Festival is one of their finest. With a £1 bet necessary on the race to catch the action.
Watch Cheltenham Festival 2018 Live Streaming with Paddy Power
The Paddy Power live streaming service makes it so easy to watch the best UK, and Irish horse race meets.
The streams are available from the horse race betting page, and you need to have placed a £1 minimum bet on the race to access the service – it’s straightforward from there.
Watch Cheltenham Festival 2018 Live Streaming with William Hill
William Hill is one of the originals when it comes to horse race betting, and you’ll only be impressed with their live streaming offering.
You can watch all major events on William Hill live streaming. Including the Cheltenham Festival – and a £1 bet is all you need to qualify.
Watch Cheltenham Festival 2018 Live Streaming with Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes live streaming is, pretty much, unlimited, with one of the highest-quality pictures.
As such a famous bookmaker, it’s to be expected – particularly as one of the pioneers.
The horse racing meets available are almost endless, featuring UK, Ireland and international tournaments.
A £1 bet is needed to watch a specific race.
Watch Cheltenham Festival 2018 Live Streaming with Betway
Betway offers some of the best betting odds for horse racing, so it makes sense to check out their live streaming function.
The stakes are a little higher than other betting sites, with a £2 single bet or £1 each way bet necessary, but it has a solid reputation.
Just look out for the TV icon on the bets for streamed events.
Watch Cheltenham Festival 2018 Live Streaming with Betfred
Betfred challenges some of the best bookmakers with their horse racing offering, and particularly dominate the live streaming market.
Every UK and Ireland horse race meet is streamed, and you can even catch them on the go on your phone.
Similar to the other sites, you only need to put down a £1 bet on said race to watch.
Watch Cheltenham Festival 2018 Live Streaming with 888sport
888sport have come into the fold, showcasing all events from all 85 racecourses in the UK and Ireland. There’s no sacrifice to the quality, whether accessing it on your phone, tablet or computer.
All you need to do is place a £1 single bet or 50p each way to get into the service.
Cheltenham Festival 2018 build-up – daily updates
Thursday March 15, 2018: Willie Mullins and the Irish enjoyed another excellent day on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival.
We are now entering the final day and it is all about the Gold Cup which should be a fascinating watch.
Like any event, it is sad how it is coming to a close, but it has been an impressive week of horse racing!
Wednesday March 14, 2018: The second day of the Cheltenham Festival 2018 was another brilliant day.
The undoubted highlight was Altior coming through in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, and bringing home the bacon for all of us… Right?
On the down side, “Mr Cheltenham” Ruby Walsh has a suspected broken leg and will undoubtedly be missed in the final days of the Festival.
Tuesday March 13, 2018: A brilliant day of racing – did we expect anything less?
And, the ROAR was awesome!
The world famous Cheltenham ROAR that kicked off the 2018 Festival – video
— ITV (@ITV) March 13, 2018
Monday March 12, 2018: One day to go and the excitement is palpable. For many horse racing fans this is like Christmas Eve.
There was widespread meltdown when it was revealed that Altior was lame, by trainer Nicky Henderson.
One day to go and you feel most horse racing fans are already roaring!
Sunday March 11, 2018: The rain continued at Cheltenham on Sunday and it is undoubtedly the focus amongst horse racing fans ahead of such a huge week.
There seems little doubt that the conditions will suit some horses better than others and it could well sway the betting.
Two days to go until we hear the ROAR!
Saturday March 10, 2018: The weather continues to dominate the build-up to the Cheltenham Festival 2018.
For the first time in two decades, it now seems likely that the going will be “heavy in places”.
Three days to go!
Friday March 9, 2018: There was more sad news in the build-up to the Cheltenham Festival, as Jessica Harrington announced Sizing John will miss the Gold Cup.
Ruby Walsh came through with a win at Thurles on Thursday to ratchet up the excitement for Cheltenham.
Ruby Walsh hasn’t been on the saddle in 110 days. Brilliant timing for a return and win, a week before Cheltenham!
Four days to go until we hear it!
Thursday March 8, 2018: The big (sad) news on Wednesday was that Vroum Vroum Mag has been retired to become a bloodmare and misses the OLGB Mares’ Hurdle next Tuesday.
Today, all eyes will be on Thurles to see how “Mr Cheltenham” Ruby Walsh gets on in his first race back since a broken leg.
Meanwhile, there is talk of heavy rain in the coming days and Cheltenham could be “partly heavy” by Sunday.
Five days to go until we hear the ROAR!
Wednesday March 7, 2018: With rain expected there now seems a real chance that the going at Cheltenham will be “heavy”.
The current going is soft, good to soft in places.
It seems likely that speculation over the going will be the main discussion ahead of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival.
Six days to go until we hear the ROAR!
Tuesday March 6, 2018: It has emerged that no less than 200 tons of snow hit Cheltenham thanks to the “beast from the east”.
The going is now Soft at the Cheltenham Festival 2018 and this will undoubtedly make things very interesting next week.
The big injury news to hit Cheltenham in the last few hours is that Sceau Royal will miss the Racing Post Arkle.
Just one week until we hear the ROAR!
Monday March 5, 2018: We are just one week away from the Cheltenham Festival 2018 and there is no doubt that plenty of excitement is building.
Right now plenty of the leading bookmakers are getting their best betting offers out there and punters should pile in as they might not be so generous next week!
According to Cheltenham Racecourse, the ground ahead of the Festival is currently soft, good to soft in places on all three tracks.
Sunday March 4, 2018: After the “Beast from the East” pulverised Britain at the end of February and start of March, there has been a major change to the going at Cheltenham.
With plenty of rain expected in the build-up to Cheltenham 2018, there is now talk of there being very soft ground at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival.
This is great news for punters! Who could well be armed with more current information than some of the traders who have been preparing for Cheltenham 2018 since the spring.
It should certainly make for a fascinating week!
Cheltenham Festival 2018 – General Knowledge
Originating in 1860, and offering the second highest prize money to only the Grand National, Cheltenham Festival 2018 is one of the world’s greatest horse race meets.
Spread over three days, starting on March 13th, there are a number of events – including the ever-popular Ladies Day and the one we all wait for, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Cheltenham Festival 2018 features several Grade I races, and is expected to bring in hundreds of millions in bets, especially coinciding with St Patrick’s Day for Irish punters.
The week before the tournament is when the bets start to heat up, with plenty of free bets available. We recommend keeping a close eye on Might Bite and Native River for the Gold Cup.
Cheltenham Festival 2018 – Date & Schedule
There are several massive events held over three days, and these are the biggest:
- Champion Day: Tuesday 13 March 2018
The first day of the Cheltenham Festival is iconic – not least for that impressive Cheltenham Roar.
The Supreme Novice’s Hurdle opens the meet, with six other races held on the day – including the mighty Champion Hurdle.
- Ladies Day: Wednesday: 14 March 2018
Ladies Day is the one we all look out for, held on every Wednesday of the Cheltenham Festival.
There are seven races on the day, including the Queen Mother Champion Chase, and, for those lucky enough to attend, you are expected in your finest clobber.
- St Patrick’s Thursday: Thursday 15 March 2018
Coinciding with St Patrick’s Day, the races on Thursday are some of the most popular – especially for the Irish racegoers.
You’ve got another seven races, but you can expect this to be the loudest and busiest day of the event.
- Cheltenham Gold Cup Day: Friday 16 March 2018
The meet ends with the most prestigious race, the Gold Cup, with all jockeys eyeing the prize. Its roll of honour includes some of the finest in the sport, with a hefty prize sum for the winner.
Cheltenham Festival 2018: The complete & updated schedule
- Tuesday 13th March – Champion Day
- Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2018 Champion Hurdle
1.30 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (2m 1/2f)
2.05 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase (2m)
2.40 Baylis & Harding Affordable Luxury Handicap Chase (3m 1/2f)
3.20 Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (2m 1/2f)
4.00 Mares’ Hurdle (for the David Nicholson Trophy) (2m 4f)
4.40 National Hunt Chase (4m)
5.15 Novices’ Handicap Chase (2m 4 1/2 f)
- Wednesday 14th March – Ladies Day
- Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2018 Queen Mother Champion Chase
1.30 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (2m 5f)
2.05 RSA Steeple Chase (3m 1/2f)
2.40 Coral Cup (2m 5f)
3.20 BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase (2m)
4.00 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (3m 7f)
4.40 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (2m 1/2f)
5.15 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Open NH Flat Race) (2m 1/2f)
- Thursday 15th March – St Patrick’s Day
- Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2018 Ladbrokes World Hurdle
1.30 JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase (2m 5f)
2.05 Pertemps Final (Handicap Hurdle) (3m)
2.40 Ryanair Chase (2m 5f)
3.20 Ladbrokes World Hurdle (3m)
4.00 Byrne Group Plate Handicap Steeple Chase (2m 5f)
4.40 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (3m 1 1/2f)
5.15 St. Patrick’s Derby (Charity Race) (1m 5f)
- Friday 16th March – Cheltenham Gold Cup Day
- Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2018 Gold Cup
1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle (2m 1f)
2.05 Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle (2m 1f)
2.40 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (3m)
3.20 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f)
4.00 Foxhunter Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f)
4.40 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (2m 4 1/2f)
5.15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeple Chase (2m 1/2f)
Cheltenham Free Bets and Betting Offers
The most popular Cheltenham Festival 2018 free bets are the sign-up bonuses.
Most bookmakers understand the importance of a good welcome bonus, and there’ll be plenty to choose from as we get closer to the races.
They do come with terms and conditions, but the wagering requirements are, typically, straightforward.
Likewise, enhanced odds are available over a certain period, and these are the best betting offers for favourites – with higher returns.
Best odds guaranteed could also be considered a Cheltenham Festival free bet, with your stake returned if you could have got a better starting price.
It’s worth noting that most bookies will suspend the free bets a few days before the Cheltenham Festival.
The Cheltenham 2018 Festival
There are high hopes for a truly modern Cheltenham 2018 Festival to show off the meeting in the UK National Hunt calendar that offers the second highest amount of prize money after the Grand National.
We can expect to hear the world famous “Cheltenham Roar” and a huge amount of alcohol will be drunk between March 13th – 16th.
Whilst there will be a slew of Cheltenham betting during this week.
Plus of course, the best jockeys, top horses and most impressive trainers will be looking to secure hero status at Cheltenham.
For over a month now, horses have been attempting to prove their worth in the lead up to Cheltenham 2018.
Amongst those to keep an eye on during the four-day festival are Sizing John and Native River, both of whom showed good form going into Cheltenham.
The Cheltenham 2018 Festival is not to be missed and you won’t with Bet365!
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