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The Festival™ Presented by Magners

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 888sport Prestbury Cup.


The 888sport Prestbury Cup runs from the first race of the four-day meeting, the Sky Bet 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 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 888sport Prestbury Cup was a draw between the British and Irish trainers, with no-one officially taking home the cup.  










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