Watch Cheltenham live: stream all the 2020 festival’s biggest races online anywhere

At long last, Gold Cup Day has arrived at the Cheltenham Festival, one of the biggest events on the 2020 racing calendar. More than 250,000 punters will have bound through the gates at Prestbury Park this year, but don't worry if you're not among them  - you don't have to miss a race with our guide. Here's how to watch Cheltenham live from all over the world and see who takes home Gold Cup glory this year.

The week-long festival sees a total of 28 races take place, culminating with the iconic Gold Cup later today at 3.30pm GMT. 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.

Thursday saw huge Irish interest in Cheltenham (and horse racing) highlighted in what is widely known as St. Patrick's Thursday. It was arguably the most eventful day of the festival so far, with the Stayers’ Hurdle witnessing a huge surprise as 50-1 outsider Lisnager shocked overwhelming favourite Paisley Park to win the day's biggest race.

Generally, the first five races of each day are or were 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, including the Gold Cup. Here's how to watch Cheltenham live regardless of where you are.

When is the Cheltenham Gold Cup? Time, favourites, and predictions

As ever, the main event at this year's Cheltenham Festival is today's Gold Cup Steeple Chase, which has a prize pot of over £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 blue ribbon race today. Many insiders also like the look of Lostintranslation and Kemboy as they weight up the best Gold Cup bets to make today.

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 . 

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