The Diamond Jubilee Stakes

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the feature race of of the final day of the Royal Ascot meeting.

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes was first run in 1868 as the Cork and Orrey Stakes, and was named after the 1866 Master of Buckhounds. The race attained Group 1 status in 2002 when it was renamed to commemorate the Golden Jubilee celebrations of that year. in 2012 the race was renamed againt for the queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is an outright sprint run over a distance of six furlongs by three-year-old and above thoroughbreds. The race also offers the joint highest prize fund in the Royal Ascot meeting, matching the purse on offer in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes.

Diamond Jubilee Stakes Betting

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the longer of the two sprints at the Royal Meeting, but like the King’s Stand Stakes is a tumultuous event that’s difficult to call. A look at the betting markets will show you that the bookies are out to score, with the majority of entries likely to priced over the 8/1 mark. The favourite will rarely be priced low enough for a low risk lay bet, and it it is you’re better off steering clear. This isn’t a race for a big bet, and your best option is to look at the draw and back 2-3 entries each-way with smaller bets.

Diamond Jubilee Stakes Winners

Stiff competition and big fields make it difficult for racehorses to claim consecutive Diamond Jubilee wins, with horses older than four years struggling to match the pace of the four-year-olds.

Three-time Epsom Derby winner Johnny Murtagh boasts the best win record for a jockey in the Jubilee Stakes, having ridden three Jubilee Stakes winners. The race appears to be suited to experienced jockeys, as both Michael Kinane and Michael Hills have achieved two wins in the Jubilee Stakes.

With the Diamond Jubilee Stakes offering a massive prize fund, it is unsurprising to find that no trainer has managed to field more than one Jubilee Stakes winner in the last 20 years. However 1995 winner Saeed bin Suroor must be close to notching up his second Jubilee Stakes win, having seen his horses showing in three of the races since the turn of the millennium.

Diamond Jubilee Stakes Odds