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Cheltenham Festival 2019: Race-by-race schedule and times all live on talkSPORT ahead of Day Three

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Everything you need to know about the huge four days of racing

The Cheltenham Festival is the pinnacle of National Hunt racing and fans are eagerly awaiting another memorable week at Prestbury Park.

Second only to the Grand National in terms of prize money, Cheltenham plays host to four days of drama and excitement.

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Race-by-race schedule and times

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Race-by-race schedule and times

The 2019 Festival is just around the corner and we’ll have full, in-depth coverage of it all across the talkSPORT network including live commentary of all the big races.

From the Champion Hurdle to the Gold Cup, here’s all you need to know.

When is the Cheltenham Festival?

The 2019 Cheltenham Festival starts on March 12 and will finish on March 15.

The meeting is run over four days with seven races on each day.

The first race of each day will be due off at 1:30pm with the last run at 5:30pm.

How to listen to Cheltenham Festival 2019 live on talkSPORT

talkSPORT will have full coverage of every race across our network for what will be the best and easiest way to keep up to date with all the action.

To tune in, simply click here for the live commentary stream or the radio player below.

You can listen to the three biggest races of every day on talkSPORT, while talkSPORT 2 will bring you commentary of every race bar the last (5.30pm) each day.

Native River won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham last year

Native River won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham last year

What races will be run?

There are 28 races run at the Festival over the four days. Here’s every race and the times they are scheduled to get underway.

Day One: Champion Day – 12th March 2019

  • 13.30 The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (live on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2)
  • 14.10 The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase (live on talkSPORT 2)
  • 14.50 The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase (live on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2)
  • 15.30 The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (live on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2)
  • 16.10 The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (live on talkSPORT 2)
  • 16.50 The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (live on talkSPORT 2)
  • 17.30 The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase

Day Two: Ladies Day – 13th March 2019

  • 13.30 The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (live on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2)
  • 14.10 The RSA Steeple Chase (live on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2)
  • 14.50 The Coral Cup Hurdle (live on talkSPORT 2)
  • 15.30 The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase (live on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2)
  • 16.10 The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase (live on talkSPORT 2)
  • 16.50 The Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (live on talkSPORT 2)
  • 17.30 The Weatherbys Champion Bumper

Day Three: St Patrick’s Thursday – 14th March 2019

  • 13.30 The JLT Novices’ Chase (live on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2)
  • 14.10 The Pertemps Network Final (live on talkSPORT 2)
  • 14.50 The Ryanair Steeple Chase (live on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2)
  • 15.30 The Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle (live on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2)
  • 16.10 The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (live on talkSPORT 2)
  • 16.50 The Trull House Stud Mares Novices’ Hurdle (live on talkSPORT 2)
  • 17.30 The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase

Day Four: Gold Cup Day – 15th March 2019

  • 13.30 The JCB Triumph Hurdle (live on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2)
  • 14.10 The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle (live on talkSPORT 2)
  • 14.50 The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (live on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2)
  • 15.30 The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup (live on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2)
  • 16.10 The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (live on talkSPORT 2)
  • 16.50 The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual (live on talkSPORT 2)
  • 17.30 The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

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