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When is the 2023 Commonwealth Cup?

  • We bring you the dates and vital information about the 2023 Commonwealth Cup
  • The 2023 Commonwealth Cup will be run on day four of Royal Ascot on Friday 23rd June
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Christophe Soumillon riding Perfect Power (yellow) win The Commonwealth Cup during Royal Ascot 2022 at Ascot. (Getty)
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When is the 2023 Commonwealth Cup?


The 2023 Commonwealth Cup takes place on day four of Royal Ascot on Friday 23rd June, 2023. All five days of Royal Ascot 2023 will be shown live on ITV Racing.

What is the Commonwealth Cup?


The Commonwealth Cup is the first of two Group One races that takes place on day four of Royal Ascot. This race is run over a trip of six furlongs, and it's open only to three-year-old colts and fillies.

Who won the Commonwealth Cup?


Richard Fahey's Middle Park Stakes winner, Perfect Power celebrated the drop back to six furlongs by winning the 2022 Commonwealth Cup.

Which horses will run in the 2023 Commonwealth Cup?


Only the quickest three-year-olds will be judged good enough to run in the Commonwealth Cup. Horses who didn't see out a mile in the 2000 or 1000 Guineas often drop down in trip and enter the Commonwealth Cup.

Where is the Commonwealth Cup run?


The Commonwealth Cup takes place at Ascot racecourse, situated in Berkshire, England.

Where can I watch the Commonwealth Cup?


The 2023 Commonwealth Cup will be shown live on ITV and RacingTV. If you plan on watching the racing via your mobile or tablet, then bookmakers such as bet365 will allow you to stream the race live.

Commonwealth Cup Live Streaming 


The bet365 live streaming service covers a wide range of horse racing on a daily basis. Here's how to stream the 2023 Commonwealth Cup live online:

  1. Visit bet365 > live streaming > horse racing
  2. Log-in or register for an account (use the bet365 bonus code NEWBONUS if opening a new account)
  3. Registered depositing users can then watch and bet on live horse racing.

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Commonwealth Cup History


There isn't much history with the Commonwealth Cup as it was only introduced in 2015.

It's the only Group 1 race in Britain for three-year-olds that allows geldings and it's one of the main features on Day 4 of the carnival.

The race was introduced because of the programme changes to the sprinting calendar in Europe. 

The Buckingham Palace Stakes was removed to make way for the Commonwealth Cup, which has been taken out by three quality horses to date.

Muhaarar won the inaugural race in 2015 before Quiet Reflection and Caravaggio won the other two races. Caravaggio was a popular winner at Royal Ascot in 2017 when winning at odds of 5/6.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained three-year-old ran well to lead with 100 yards to go before holding off the challenge from its rivals.

Also featuring in the race was Harry Angel (11/4) and Blue Point, which rounded out the placings and the first four home were the top four in betting.

It was the second consecutive win for the favourites after Quiet Reflection returned home as the 7/4 favourite in 2016.

Quiet Reflection won in similar fashion to Caravaggio in holding off 14/1 shot Kachy and 8/1 chance Washington DC.

Muhaarar was an outsider in an even field of 18. The inaugural running saw the biggest field line up and the Charles Hillis-trained runner scored the biggest win.

It stormed clear down the straight to score by 3.75 lengths over Limato and Anthem Alexander.

There was a shock result in the 2018 running of the Commonwealth Cup, as 12/1 shot Eqtidaar held off 21 other runners to land the Group One prize. Ten Sovereigns was the odds-on favourite to claim victory in 2019, but he only finished fourth as Frankie Dettori and Advertise won the Commonwealth Cup. 

Wesley Ward celebrated another Royal Ascot winner in 2021 as Campenelle won the Commonwealth Cup. Richard Fahey was celebrating 12 months later, as Christophe Soumillon rode Perfect Power to an impressive victory.
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