Commonwealth Cup (horse race)

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Commonwealth Cup
Group 1 race
LocationAscot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated2015
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
WebsiteAscot
Race information
Distance6f (1,207 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationThree-years-old
Weight9 stone 3 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
10 lb for S. Hemisphere horses
Purse£500,000 (2019)
1st: £283,550
Commonwealth Cup
2019
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The Commonwealth Cup is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years. It is the only Group 1 flat race in Great Britain exclusively for three-year-olds that allows geldings to compete and the first age-restricted Group 1 race which is open to geldings in Europe. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

The Commonwealth Cup was introduced in 2015 as part of a set of changes to the programme of sprint horse races in Europe. The Diamond Jubilee Stakes, run over the same course and distance at the same meeting, was closed to three-year-olds at the same time.[1] The new race was subsequently named the Commonwealth Cup and the Buckingham Palace Stakes was removed from the Royal Ascot meeting to make room for the new race.[2]

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2015 Muhaarar Dane O'Neill Charles Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:12.05
2016 Quiet Reflection Dougie Costello Karl Burke Ontoawinner, Strecker & Burke 1:14.50
2017 Caravaggio Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Magnier/ Tabor/ Smith 1:13.49
2018 Eqtidaar Jim Crowley Michael Stoute Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:12.12
2019 Advertise Frankie Dettori Martyn Meade Phoenix Thoroughbred Racing 1 1:11.88

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Racing welcomes addition of two Group 1 races in boost to sprint programme / 13 Aug 14". britishhorseracing.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  2. ^ "NEW GROUP ONE SPRINT AT ROYAL ASCOT NAMED". Sky Sports. Retrieved 25 February 2015.

  • ifhaonline.orgInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Commonwealth Cup (2019).