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2020 Cheltenham Festival preview nights: full list and all the key details

Cheltenham Festival preview night: a must for racing fans
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The 2020 Cheltenham Festival is almost upon us and preview nights are a great source of tips and information. There are plenty of nights available featuring some high-profile panellists

Don't miss the Racing Post's epic preview night

Racing Post and Betfair in association with MyRacing are teaming up for a Cheltenham Festival evening on Thursday, March 5 at 7pm featuring some of the biggest names and top tipsters.

Paul Nicholls is part of the Racing Post panel on Tuesday, March 5

You can hear thoughts from leading trainers Gordon Elliott, Paul Nicholls, Joseph O'Brien and Olly Murphy, while Gary O'Brien, Kevin Blake and Racing Post's Dave Orton will also be sharing their wisdom.

The event will be held at London's Shaw Theatre, a short walk from Euston and St Pancras, and will be streamed live across the Racing Post Facebook and YouTube channels and MyRacing's Facebook page. Betfair will also be streaming on their social media channels.

Cheltenham preview nights: Britain

February 21: Castle Cary Rugby Club, Somerset (7pm)
Featuring Alice Plunkett, Paul Nicholls, Dan Skelton, Joe Tizzard, Richard Johnson, Richard Hoiles and Andy Smith. Find out more here.

February 24: Red Lion Hotel (in aid of Bob Beevers Memorial Melanoma Fund), Sheffield, Yorkshire (7.15pm)
Featuring Jim McGrath, Andrew Thornton, Chris Dixon, Danny Cook and Bobby Beevers. Find out more here.

February 25: Star Sports Mayfair, Deanery Street, London (6.15pm)
Featuring Davy Russell and a surprise guest. Find out more here.

February 25: Gingearmy (in aid of Stamp Out Suicide), Punch Tarmeys, Liverpool (6.30pm)
Featuring George Baker, John Neild, Tom Bellamy, Jamie Bargary, Willie Twiston-Davies, Carl Llewellyn, Bobby Beevers, Dominic Elsworth and Martin Chapman. Find out more here.

February 27: The Crown, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire (7pm)
Featuring Jonathan Burke, Tom Messenger, Steve Jones and Luke Tarr. Find out more here.

February 29: Darlington Railway Athletic Club, County Durham (7.30pm)
Featuring Tommy Dowson, Grant Tuer and The Northern Gamblers podcast. Find out more here.

March 2: Coniston Hotel, Skipton, North Yorkshire (7pm)
Featuring Henrietta Knight, Brian Hughes, Harry Bannister, Mark Howard, Jonathan Doidge and Michael Shinners. Find out more here.

March 2: The Wheatsheaf, Northleach, Gloucestershire (7pm)
Featuring Nico de Boinville, Steve Jones and Luke Tarr. Find out more here.

March 2: Ffos Las Racecourse, Carmarthenshire, Wales (7.15pm)
Featuring Sean Bowen, Tim Vaughan, Dai Jones, Martin Higgs and James Lovell. Find out more here.

March 2: Haydock Park Racecourse, Merseyside (7.30pm)
Featuring Carl Llewellyn, Micky Hammond, Ryan Winks, Andy Gibson, Martin Chapman and Gareth Leonard. Find out more here.

March 2: Old Railway Club, Aintree, Merseyside (7.45pm)
Featuring Andrew Thornton, Andy Holding, Daniel Barber, John Parrott and John Morris. Find out more here.

March 3: Racing Breaks, M Restaurant and Bar, London
Featuring Barry Geraghty, Mick Fitzgerald, Paul Kealy and Rishi Persad.

March 3: Exeter Racecourse, Devon (5pm/after racing)
Featuring Paul Nicholls, Philip Hobbs, David Pipe and Luke Tarr. Find out more.

March 3: Newcastle Racecourse, Tyne and Wear (6pm)
Guest panel not yet announced. Find out more here.

March 3: Timeform, St Kents Irish Club, Fallowfield, Manchester, Lancashire (7pm)
Featuring Jamie Lynch, Martin Dixon, Dan Barber, Billy Nash and Rory King. Find out more here.

March 3: Unibet, live streamed (7.30pm)
Featuring Nicky Henderson, Fergal O’Brien, Nico De Boinville, Paddy Brennan, Adrian Heskin and Mark Pougatch. Find out more here.

March 3: Baildon Cricket Club, West Yorkshire (7.30pm)
Featuring Danny Cook, David Carr, Derek Thompson, Luke Elder and Ross Todd. Find out more here.

March 3: Frome Town Football Club, Somerset (7.30pm)
Featuring Harry Cobden, Joe Tizzard, Gary Wiltshire and Stewart Clark. Find out more here.

March 3: Christ the King Club, Coventry, West Midlands (7.45pm)
Featuring Jonjo O'Neill jnr, Charlie Longsdon, Micky Quinn, Adam Bridge and Luke Tarr. Find out more here.

March 3: Market Harborough Conservative Club, Leicestershire (8pm)
Featuring Tom Messenger, Andrew Mount, Tim Peters and Paul Jones. Find out more here.

March 4: New Trinity Club, Hull, Yorkshire (6.30pm)
Featuring Danny Cook, Micky Hammond, Malcolm Tomlinson, David Carr, Colm McCormack and Jamie Brownlow.

March 4: No.131, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (7pm)
Featuring Ben Pauling, Tom Scudamore, Steve Jones and Luke Tarr. Find out more.

March 4: Cartmel Racecourse, Cumbria (7pm)
Featuring Sean Quinlan, James Moffatt, Marten Julien and John Sexton

March 4: Doncaster Racecourse, Yorkshire (7.30pm)
Featuring Ed Chamberlin, Warren Greatrex, Oli Bell, Mark Howard and Michael Shinners. Find out more here.

Ed Chamberlin hosts at Doncaster Racecourse

March 4: Banbury Cricket Club, Banbury, Oxfordshire (7.45pm)
Featuring Charlie Longsdon, Richard Hoiles, Tom Messenger, Paul Jones and Martin Chapman. Find out more here.

March 5: Warwick Racecourse, Warwickshire
Featuring Dan Skelton, Harry Skelton, Gerard Tumelty, Gary Wiltshire and Joshua Stacey. Find out more here.

March 5: Cheltenham Ladies College (in aid of WellChild), Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (7pm)
Featuring Ed Chamberlin, Kim Bailey, Fergal O'Brien, Richard Phillips and Bruce Millington. Find out more here.

March 5: London Racing Club, Holiday Inn, Kensington, London (7pm)
Featuring Lee Mottershead, Lydia Hislop, Phil Smith and Matt Tombs. Find out more here.

March 5: Lygon Arms, Broadway, Worcestershire (7pm)
Featuring Ben Pauling, Mike Cattermole and David Bass. Find out more here.

March 5: Tiverton Golf Club (in aid of Children's Hospice South West), Devon (7.30pm)
Featuring David Pipe, Tom Malone, Harry Derham, Tom O'Brien, Jeremy Scott and Simon Nott. Find out more here.

March 5: Coxlodge and Gosforth District Social Club, Newcastle (7.30pm)
Featuring Paul Carberry, Fergal O'Brien, Gordon Brown, James Griffin, Mat Nicholls and Ian Robinson. Find out more here.

March 5: Rawdon Cricket Club, Leeds, Yorkshire (7.30pm)
Featuring Danny Cook, Dan Barber and Michael Shinners. Find out more here.

March 5: West Berkshire Racing Club, Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire (8.00pm)
Featuring Warren Greatrex, Lizzie Kelly, Page Fuller, James Burn and Lee McKenzie. Find out more here.

March 6: Western House Hotel, Ayr Racecourse, Scotland (7pm)
Featuring Brian Hughes, Tony Dobbin, Iain Jardine and Iain Ferguson. Find out more here

March 6: Taunton Racecourse, Somerset (6pm)
Featuring Philip Hobbs and more to be announced. Find out more here.

March 6: Club 100 Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland (6.30pm)
Featuring Paul Carberry, Gordon Brown, James Griffin, Mark Howard, Ian Robinson and Paul Costello. Find out more here.

March 6: Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (7pm)
Featuring Jonjo O'Neill, Richard Johnson and Mike Cattermole. Find out more here.

March 6: Chester Racecourse, Cheshire (7pm)
Featuring Henry Daly, Oliver Greenall, Stewart Machin, Martin Chapman and Stephen Wundke. Find out more here.

March 6: Sedgefield Racecourse, County Durham (7pm)
Featuring Phil Kirby, Danny Cook, Sean Quinlan, Micky Hammond and Derek Thompson. Find out more here.

March 6: East Garston Village Hall (in aid of Injured Jockeys Fund), near Lambourn, Berkshire (7.30pm)
Featuring Warren Greatrex, Oliver Sherwood, Jamie Snowden, Noel Fehily, Pat Murphy, Stan Moore, Colin Brown and Ed James. 

March 6: Gables Hotel (in aid of Kidney research), Falfield, Gloucestershire (7.30pm)
Featuring Dan Skelton, Harry Skelton, Alice Plunkett, Harry Cobden, Ryan Bliss and Nich Child. Find out more here.

March 6: Barry West End Club, Barry, Wales (7.30pm)
Featuring Alan Johns, Tim Vaughan, Steve Jones and Andrew Lowrie.

March 8: Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire (6.15pm)
Featuring AP McCoy, Ruby Walsh, Emma Lavelle, Paddy Power and Cornelius Lysaght. Find out more here.

March 9: The Hollow Bottom, Guiting Power, Gloucestershire (7pm)
Featuring Sam Twiston-Davies, Carl Llewellyn, Ryan Hatch, Gary Wiltshire, Luke Tarr and Alex Steedman.

March 9: Cheltenham Town Football Club, Gloucestershire (7.30pm)
Featuring Davy Russell, Dave Crosse, Gordon Clarkson and Michael Shinners. Find out more here

March 9: The Ebrington Arms, Ebrington, Gloucestershire (8.30pm)
Featuring Milton Harris and Rupert Bell. Find out more here.

Cheltenham preview nights: Ireland

February 25: The Salmon Leap Inn, Leixlip, County Kildare (8pm)
Featuring Eddie O'Leary, Gordon Elliott, Oakley Brown, Brendan Duke, Declan Meagher and Johnny Ward. Find out more here.

February 26: Blackrock College AFC,  Booterstown, County Dublin.
Featuring Thom Malone, Joseph O’Brien, Mikey Fogarty and Keith Donoghue. Find out more here.

February 26: Kettles Bar (in aid of Pieta House), Swords, County Dublin (8pm)
Featuring Davy Russell, Jack Kennedy, Gavin Lynch, Brian Flanagan, Denis Kirwan and Rob Catterson.

February 27: The Horse and Hound (in aid of Injured Jockeys Fund), Dualla, County Tipperary (7.30pm)
Featuring Joseph O'Brien, Mark Enright, JJ Slevin and Billy Lee. Find out more here.

Joseph O'Brien is among those raising money for the Injured Jockeys Fund at the Horse and Hound, Dualla

February 27: Murphys Pub Rathmines (in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation), Dublin (8pm)
Featuring Gavin Cromwell, Johnny Ward, Jonathan Moore, Davy Boland, Robbie Irwin and Andrew Blair White. Find out more here.

February 28: The Finishing Line, Revolution Bar, Waterford (7.30pm)
Featuring Jane Mangan, Emmet Kennedy, Kevin Sexton, Matt Keane and Mark Phillips. Find out more.

February 28: The Peddlar's Rock, Castlelyons, County Cork (8.30pm)
Featuring Jimmy Mangan, Patrick Mulcahy, Ciaran Fennessy and John Barry.

February 29: Kiltormer GAA, Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe (8pm)
Featuring Eddie O'Leary, Derek O'Connor, Tom Malone, Johnny Ward and John McIntyre.

March 2: Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Featuring Gordon Elliott, Gary O'Brien, Richard Hoiles, David Casey, Mark Winstanley, Brian Graham and Ronan Graham.

March 2: Wanderers FC, 65A Merrion Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin (8pm)
Featuring Danny Mullins, Shark Hanlon, Keith Donoghue, Ken Whelan and Brendan Duke. Find out more here.

March 2: Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar, County Westmeath
Featuring Gordon Elliott, Eddie O’Leary, Ryan McElligott, Johnny Ward and Kevin O’Ryan.

March 3: The Mercantile (in aid of Irish Injured Jockeys Fund), Dublin (8pm)
Featuring Ruby Walsh, Danny Mullins, David Jennings, Dave Keena, Denis Kirwan and Rob Catterson.

March 3: Carnbeg Hotel, Dundalk, County Louth (8.30pm)
Featuring David Mullins, Keith Donoghue, Dessie Scahill, Brendan Duke, Ronan Groome, Thomas Coyle, Frank Hickey. Find out more here.

March 4: Moyvalley Hotel (in aid of Shabra), Moyvalley, County Kildare (7.30pm)
Featuring Ian Rush, Robbie Power, Barry Geraghty, Dermot Weld, David Jennings, Kate Harrington, Des Scahill, Tony Martin, Shark Hanlon and Andrew Shaw.

March 4: Greystones Golf Club (in aid of Bray Lakers), County Wicklow (8pm)
Featuring Jane Mangan, Danny Mullins, David Jennings, Rob Catterson and Hugh Cahill.

March 5: Cherrytree Bar, Walkinstown, Dublin (8pm)
Featuring Roy Curtis, Rob Catterson, Johnny Ward, Brendan Duke.

March 6: Bill Chawkes, Adare, County Limerick (9pm)
Featuring Brendan Powell, Ronald O'Leary, Eric McNamara, Andrew McNamara, Ryan Treacy and Johnny Looby.

March 6: Youghal GAA Club (in aid of Irish Community Rapid Response  Air Ambulance), Youghal, County Cork (8pm)              Featuring Danny Mullins, Jimmy Mangan, John Dineen, Martin Murphy, Tommy Lyons and James Fenton.

If you want your preview night added to the list, please contact us.

Don't miss the Racing Post Cheltenham Festival Guide 2020 – 208 pages featuring Paul Kealy's race-by-race guide, Racing Post Ratings, top tipsters, bookmaker Q&A, trainer analysis and more. Pre-order here or call 01933 304858. Out Friday, February 21


You can hear thoughts from leading trainers Gordon Elliott, Paul Nicholls, Joseph O'Brien and Olly Murphy
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