SIR ALEX FERGUSON is not just a firm fixture in the stands at Old Trafford this days.
The Manchester United legend is also an integral part of the Cheltenham Festival, and this year will be no different.
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When are the horses Sir Alex Ferguson is running at Cheltenham?
Fergie has THREE horses running at Cheltenham this year.
Protektorat is Fergie's main charge and a 14/1 shot to win the marquee Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday at 3.30pm.
Elsewhere, look out for Hermes Allen in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle as Fergie's seeks his first win of the week. Hermes Allen is the 3-1 second-favourite for the race on Wednesday at 1.30pm.
While Hitman is at 25/1 for the Ryanair Chase on Thursday at 2.50pm.
And the odds of a (another) Fergie treble? 1,200/1.
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When is Cheltenham Festival?
Cheltenham Festival begins on Tuesday, March 14 and ITV will show five races live on each of the four days.
The Opening Show (8.30-10am) has been extended to an hour and a half and will be shown on ITV4 on the morning of each raceday.
Coverage will then kick off on the ITV1 at 1pm and finish at 4.30pm each day.
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Then you can see the final two races of the day on Racing TV and on a bookies' live stream service.
Cheltenham day-by-day schedule
Tuesday March 14
1.30: Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle ITV1
2.10: Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase ITV1
2.50: Ultima Handicap Chase ITV1
3.30: Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy ITV1
4.10: Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle ITV1
4.50: The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race Racing TV/ bookmakers' stream
5.20: The Ukraine Appeal National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup Racing TV/ bookmakers' stream
Wednesday March 15
1.30: Ballymore Novices' Hurdle ITV4
2.10: Brown Advisory Novices' Chase ITV1
2.50: Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle ITV1
3.30: Queen Mother Champion Chase ITV1
4.10: Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase ITV1
4.50: The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup Racing TV/ bookies' stream
5.30: The Weatherbys Champion Bumper Racing TV/ bookies' stream
Thursday March 16
1.30: Turners Novices' Chase ITV1
2.10: Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle ITV1
2.50: Ryanair Chase ITV1
3.30: Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle ITV1
4.10: Plate Handicap Chase ITV1
4.50: The Mares Novices’ Hurdle Racing TV/ bookies' stream
5.30: Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Racing TV/ bookies' stream
Friday March 17
1.30: JCB Triumph Hurdle ITV1
2.10: McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle ITV1
2.50: Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle ITV1
3.30: Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase ITV1
4.10: St. James's Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase ITV1
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4.50: The Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Steeple Chase Racing TV/ bookies' stream
5.30: Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Racing TV/ bookies' stream
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