Celebrating the annual challenge between Great Britain and Ireland for Festival winners
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 Paddy Power Prestbury Cup.
The Paddy Power Prestbury Cup runs from the first race of the four-day meeting, the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, on the Tuesday of The Festival™ presented by Magners until either country has 14 winners or more.
There are a total of 28 races during The Festival.
The Paddy Power 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!
The Paddy Power Prestbury Cup was claimed by Irish Trainer with a total of 17 wins compared to 10 for the British Trainers. A win in the Cross Country was claimed by French Trainer, David Cottin with Easysland.