Part of the fun of matched betting on the Cheltenham Festival is following the action live.

Most of the 2017 Festival is being televised on ITV but there's plenty of ways to follow the action and get involved.

Cheltenham Festival TV coverage

ITV's coverage features 20 hours of live footage, showing the first five races on each of the Festival's four days.

ITV coverage runs from 1pm to 4.30pm from Tuesday to Friday. There will also be an extended version of The Opening Show on ITV4 from 9.30am each morning.

Cheltenham Festival live stream

ITV are showing a live stream of the Cheltenham Festival on ITVHub - available online or mobile app. Coverage will also appear on ITV's designated racing site.

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Cheltenham Festival radio coverage

5Five Live are broadcasting live from Cheltenham Racecourse during every day of the Festival from 1pm to 4pm each day and from 4pm to 5.40pm on 5Live Sports Extra.

Full Cheltenham race schedule

The 2017 festival includes seven races on each of the four days. Here's the full list:

Day One - Champion Day - Tuesday, March 14

1:30 Supreme Novices Hurdle
2:10 Arkle Challenge Trophy
2:50 Festival Handicap Chase
3:30 Champion Hurdle
4:10 David Nicholson Mares Hurdle
4:50 National Hunt Chase
5:30 Novices Handicap Chase

Day Two - Ladies' Day - Wednesday, March 15

1:30 Neptune Novices Hurdle
2:10 RSA Chase
2:50 Coral Cup
3:30 Queen Mother Champion Chase
4:10 Cross Country Chase Odds
4:50 Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle
5:30 Champion Bumper

Day Three - St Patrick's Day - Thursday, March 16

1:30 JLT Novices Chase
2:10 Pertemps Final Hurdle
2:50 Ryanair Chase
3:30 Stayers Hurdle
4:10 Festival Plate
4:50 Mares Novices Hurdle
5:30 Kim Muir Challenge Cup

Day Four - Gold Cup Day - Friday, March 17

1:30 Triumph Hurdle
2:10 County Handicap Hurdle
2:50 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
3:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup
4:10 Foxhunter Steeple Chase
4:50 Conditional Jockeys Hurdle
5:30 Grand Annual Chase

Expert insight

An ITV press release read: "The channel’s coverage features 20 hours’ live footage, taking in five races per day, going behind the scenes at the course, featuring interviews with key jockeys, trainers and racing legends, sampling the atmosphere in the grandstands, all leading up to the Gold Cup on Friday afternoon.

 "Joining Ed for expert analysis are Sir AP McCoy, Luke Harvey and Mick Fitzgerald, with on-course reporting from Oli Bell and in the paddock with Alice Plunkett.
"Matt Chapman will have the latest betting news, and Brian Gleeson will provide an Irish angle on the action. Lucy Verasamy will provide essential weather forecasts, Victoria Pendleton will report from behind the scenes, and expert Eva O’Donoghue will give her views from a veterinary perspective.
"Richard Hoiles will be in the commentary box.
"Additionally, former ITV Racing presenter Brough Scott returns to bring his analysis and unique perspective to the festival."