Commonwealth Cup to be restricted to Colts and Fillies from 2020

From 2020, geldings will no longer be permitted to run in the Commonwealth Cup (Group 1, 6f, 3yo only) at Royal Ascot.  The European Pattern Committee (EPC) initially agreed to relax its Ground Rules relating to 3yo only Group 1 races to help the race to become established.  However, the BHA, with the support of the EPC, has now confirmed that, with effect from 2020, the race will become restricted to colts and fillies only.

This announcement is being made now to give horsemen an early warning of the change in race conditions.

For further information, please contact the BHA’s Racing Department on 020 7152 0050 or

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