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Virtual Cheltenham Festival preview nights: full list of events you can watch

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Get ready for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival by attending a preview night, with plenty of options throughout the week.

Monday, March 8

Unibet with Nicky Henderson, Fergal O'Brien, Nico de Boinville, Paddy Brennan and hosted by Mark Pougatch.
Free, live at 7pm on Unibet's YouTube and Facebook.

Paddy Power with Ruby Walsh, Tony Mullins, Nina Carberry and Frank Hickey and hosted by Paddy Power.
Free, live at 7pm on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Tuesday, March 9

Baildon Cricket Club with Daryl Jacob, David Carr, David Jennings, Luke Elder, Ross Todd and hosted by Derek Thompson.
£8, live at 7.30pm.

Kerry Parents and Friends association with Mick Winters, Pat Healy, Eric McNamara, Kevin Brouder, Berkie Browne and Billy Keane.
Accepting donations, live at 8pm.

An evening with Paul Nicholls from Betfair and Racing Post with Harry Derham and Dave Orton.
Free, live at 8pm on and their social channels.

Sporting Life/Timeform preview with Rory Delargy, Ben Linfoot, Billy Nash, Phil Turner and hosted by Ed Chamberlin.
Free, live at 7pm.

Wednesday, March 10

Star Sports preview with Davy Russell, David Pipe, Johnny Ward, Bill Esdaile and Luke Tarr.
Free, live at 6pm.

Tattersalls preview with Jamie Codd, Richard Pugh and hosted by Vanessa Ryle.
Free, released at 7.30pm.

Lycetts preview with Charlie Deutsch, Luke Harvey, Ben Pauling, Sam Hoskins and Hayley Moore.
Live at 7.30pm.

Newbury racecourse preview with BetVictor for Greatwood  Charity with Jim McGrath, Don McClean, Sam Boswell and hosted by Richard Hoiles.
Accepting donations for Greatwood Charity, live at 7.30pm on Facebook.

Thursday, March 11

Racing Post and bet365 with Bruce Millington, Tom Segal, Paul Kealy and David Jennings.
Free, available online.

Fundraiser preview night Alder Hey hospital with Matt Rennie, Shane Rooney and Elijah Michael.
Accepting donations, live at 7.30pm. 

Racing...Only Bettor, Cheltenham Special part one with Kevin Blake, Jane Mangan, Tony Calvin, Paul Kealy and Barry Orr.
Free, live at 8pm on and their social channels.

Racing Welfare preview evening in association with Sporting Life with Nicky Henderson, Fergal O'Brien, Tanya Stevenson, Matt Brocklebank and hosted by Nick Luck.
Free, open to donations, live at 7.30pm.

Dave Lowe media with Luke Harvey, Paul Kealy, Millie Wonnacott, Tabitha Worsley and Mark Winstanley.

Friday, March 12

Upping the Ante with Racing Post and bet365 with David Jennings and Gavin Lynch.
Free, Premiered at 7pm.

Arena Racing's virtual preview evening presented by Coral with Davy Russell, Brian Hughes and Evan Williams.
Free, accepting donations for Prostate Cancer UK, live at 7pm.

Warwick preview for Molly Olly's Wishes with Dan Skelton, Olly Murphy, Harry Skelton, Andre Klein, Tommy Williams and Ally Watson.
£10 donation, live at 7pm.

Value Racing Club with David Pipe, Tom Scudamore, Gary O'Brien, Michael Shinners, Mark Howard and hosted by Stewart Machin.
£10, live at 7pm.

All Bar None Racing, sponsored by Star Sports with Harry Drew, Sam Drinkwater, Robbie Dunne, Luke Tarr, Andrew Staines and Steve Bowers.
£12 all proceeds go to the Injured Jockeys' Fund, live at 7.30pm.

Racing...Only Bettor, Cheltenham Special part two with Kevin Blake, Jane Mangan, Tony Calvin, Paul Kealy and Barry Orr.
Free, live at 8pm on and their social channels.

Saturday, March 13

Jockey Club preview evening with Emma Lavelle, Harry Fry, Joshua Moore,  Andrew Thornton and Paddy Power’s Frank Hickey. Hosted by Mick Fitzgerald
Free, live on Facebook at 8pm.

Imperial Racing virtual preview night with a panel including Paul Carberry and Fergal O'Brien. Live interviews with Harry Fry, David Bass and Paddy Brennan. Hosted by Gordon Brown (Racing TV).
Free, 7pm, Zoom registration here.

Sunday, March 14

Jockey Club preview evening with Ruby Walsh, AP McCoy, Barry Geraghty and hosted by Alice Plunkett.
Free, live on Facebook and YouTube at 8pm.

Monday, March 15

North & Midlands Racing Club preview night with trainer Oliver Greenall, Haydock and Aintree manager Dickon White, Andy Gibson (Cheltenham Trail) and Luke Tarr (Star Sports). The event will raise funds for the IJF and will be replicated on Wednesday, March 17.
Each preview begins 7pm, email

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Don't miss the Racing Post Cheltenham Festival Guide 2021 – 208 pages featuring Paul Kealy's race-by-race guide, Racing Post Ratings, top tipsters, bookmaker Q&A, trainer analysis and more. Only £12.99. Order here or call 01933 304858. Out now!


An evening with Paul Nicholls from Betfair and Racing Post with Harry Derham and Dave Orton
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