Cheltenham Festival: Prestbury Cup Great Britain v Ireland betting and latest odds

Britain has not won the Prestbury Cup win since 2015.

Prestbury Cup

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The Prestbury Cup has become a fixture of the Cheltenham Festival in recent years, providing a tangible reward for the country which manages to produce the most winners.

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.

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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.

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.

Nicky Henderson Prestbury Cup March 13, 2015

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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)

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