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Britain

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Ireland

Britain or Ireland – which nation can lay claim to the overall crown at Cheltenham?

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How did we calculate this?

We wanted to find out which nation was the ultimate champion at Cheltenham this century. Rather than simply trotting out the number of wins for Irish and British jockeys, we analysed the results from every active race held at Cheltenham since 2000. This determined the top nation of the 21st century (so far).

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Stable
location

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Jockey
nationality

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Breeding
nation

One point was awarded to Ireland or Britain based on the nationality of the winning jockey, breeding nation of the horse and location of the stables. The totals for every year were added up, leading to the champion nation.

How much prize money has been won?

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British stables earned more prize money - yet Ireland is ahead overall

When it comes to the big money, Britain's stables picked up more winnings.

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Britain

£22,548,859

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Ireland

£16,477,271

Britain Earned 27%
more

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Cheltenham in the 21st century

Since the year 2000, Ireland has produced more champion horses and jockeys at Cheltenham, but Britain leads in the winning stable and prize money stakes.

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Stable location

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Britain

268

£22m

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Ireland

191

£16m

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Jockey nationality

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Britain

133

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Ireland

333

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Breeding nation

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Britain

70

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Ireland

251

How does that breakdown over time?

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21st century timeline

Adjust the chart to compare the winning horses, jockeys, stables and prize money for Britain and Ireland each year.

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The 2001 running was cancelled because of a foot-and-mouth crisis.

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Ireland

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Race by race

2000 - 2019

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Stable location

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Britain

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Ireland

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Jockey nationality

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Britain

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Ireland

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Breeding nation

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Britain

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Ireland

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Prize money

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Britain

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Ireland

Favourite wins 26.3%

Biggest odds winner 40/1

2020 Cheltenham Festival results

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Racing results
in 2020

10th - 13th of March

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Britain

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Ireland

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Stable location

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Britain

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Ireland

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Jockey nationality

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Britain

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Ireland

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Breeding nation

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Britain

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Ireland

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Prize money

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Britain

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Ireland

£0

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Find out what races are on today

Analyse how current races might affect the ongoing battle between Britain and Ireland this year. Take a look at today’s Cheltenham races

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