*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widget, while in-copy odds are accurate at the time of publication but subject to change
Irish trainers have dominated the past few seasons – largely thanks to the success of Willie Mullins, Gordon Elliott and Henry de Bromhead – and Britain have not won the trophy outright since 2015.
British trainers did manage to secure the Prestbury Cup in its inaugural year (2014) but the scores were tied at 14 wins apiece in 2019 and the Irish raiders have claimed bragging rights in every other season.
Ireland are unsurprisingly favourites to pick up the award once again at the 2021 Festival – where Paddy Power are offering non-runner money back on every single race.
- Check out all the latest Horse Racing tips and previews now
What is the Prestbury Cup?
The Prestbury Cup is a trophy contested by Great Britain and Ireland at the Cheltenham Festival, awarded to the country which trains the most winners.
Named in honour of a local village, the competition officially came into being in 2014 – a year after Irish trainers outscored their British adversaries at Prestbury Park for the first time ever – although the rivalry stretches way back in history.
With 28 races now run at the Cheltenham Festival, the winner is declared once one side notches up 15 victories. The cup itself is sealed with Cheltenham turf each year.
- DON’T MISS OUR BRAND NEW SNAZZY RACECARDS FOR EVERY SINGLE RACE TODAY
- … THEN CHECK OUT ALL THE WINNERS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE WITH OUR FAST RESULTS
Prestbury Cup odds
Prestbury Cup winners
2020 – Ireland (17 wins)
2019 – Tie (14 wins each)
2018 – Ireland (17 wins)
2017 – Ireland (19 wins)
2016 – Ireland (15 wins)
2015 (27 races) – Great Britain (13 wins)
2014 (27 races) – Great Britain (12 wins)
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL‘S BIG RACES
March 16 – 13.20 – Supreme Novices’ Hurdle latest odds and tips
March 16 – 13.55 – Arkle Chase latest odds and tips
March 16 – 15.05 – Champion Hurdle latest odds and tips
March 16 – 15.40 – Mares’ Hurdle latest odds and tips
March 17 – 13.20 – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle latest odds and tips
March 17 – 13.55 – Festival Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips
March 17 – 15.05 – Queen Mother Champion Chase latest odds and tips
March 17 – 16.50 – Champion Bumper latest odds and tips
March 18 – 13.20 – Marsh Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips
March 18 – 14.30 – Ryanair Chase latest odds and tips
March 18 – 15.05 – Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle latest odds and tips
March 19 – 13.20 – Triumph Hurdle latest odds and tips
March 19 – 14.30 – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips
March 19 – 15.05 – Gold Cup latest odds and tips
March 19 – 16.15 – Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase
*Paddy will be all over your telly box throughout the Cheltenham Festival sponsoring ITV’s live coverage from Prestbury Park – and you can get free and exclusive tipping columns EVERY DAY from Ruby Walsh, Matt Chapman and Mick Fitzgerald here on PP News.
Read More on Cheltenham 2021
- Cheltenham 2021: How Paddy will make you Feel Like A Favourite this Festival season
- Cheltenham Festival: Are fans allowed to attend?
- Cheltenham Festival Specials: 5 tasty bets for 2021 and beyond
- Paddy Power’s Cheltenham advert 2021: Crouchy’s under starter’s orders…
- Cheltenham Festival top jockey betting and latest odds
- Cheltenham Festival top trainer betting and latest odds