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The Festival™

Celebrating the annual challenge between Great Britain and Ireland for Festival winners


(Updated after Day Four)


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The Festival™ at Cheltenham Racecourse has seen a great rivalry between the home team of British-trained runners and those crossing the Irish Sea for many years.


To celebrate this rivalry, the competition between the two countries is officially titled The Prestbury Cup.


The Prestbury Cup runs from the first race of the four-day meeting from the first race on Day One through until either country has 14 winners or more.


There are a total of 28 races during The Festival™.


The Prestbury Cup, named after the nearest village to Cheltenham Racecourse, will be presented to jockeys and trainers from Ireland or Britain once the winning country is confirmed. The Cup itself has been sealed with some hallowed Cheltenham turf, so the winning country will be taking a little bit of Cheltenham with them.


Best of luck, or as they say in Ireland, Is fearr de luck!

Leading Jockey, owners and Trainers

Holland Cooper Leading Jockeys

Racing fans are counting down the days to The Festival™. But if you think you’re excited, that’s nothing compared to the buzz the sport’s top jockeys will experience.

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The ROA Leading Owners

ROA are proud sponsors of the Cheltenham Festival Leading Owner Award as well as the daily ROA Owner of the Day Award, both of which will be championing Owners’ successes and their contributions to the sport.

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Leading Trainers

Who will be the Leading Trainer at this year's Cheltenham Festival?

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The Festival™ 2023

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Tuesday 14 - Friday 17 March 2023

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