Diamond Jubilee Stakes Tips & Predictions

DateSaturday June 23, 2019
TrackRoyal Ascot
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet weights
Prize money£600,000

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is held on the final day of the Royal Ascot carnival and it is a world-recognised sprinting race.

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes has been won by many international superstars, including Black Caviar and it continues to attract the best short-course runners from around the world.

Punters are never disappointed with the field and great value is always on offer.

Diamond Jubilee Tips & Betting Predictions

Check out our 2019 Diamond Jubilee Stakes tips for the Day 5 feature at Royal Ascot. 

Diamond Jubilee Stakes betting card 2019

Race Name
2018 Winner
Chesham StakesArthur Kitt
Hardwicke StakesCrystal Ocean
Windsor Castle StakesSoldier's Call
Diamond Jubilee StakesMerchant Navy
Wokingham StakesBacchus
Queen Alexandra StakesPallasator

Diamond Jubilee Stakes history

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes was first run in 1868 and listed as the All-Aged Stakes, but the Diamond Jubilee Stakes has been in existence since 1971.

It was run at Group 2 and Group 3 level, but is now Group 1 status and run during the popular Royal Ascot festival.

In 2005 it was added to the Global Sprint Challenge, which features sprint races from all around the world, including the Hong Kong Sprint.

Jockey Lester Piggott, who recorded 10 wins throughout his lengthy career, dominated the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Piggott's first win came in 1958 with Right Boy and his final win came in 1993 with College Chapel.

Tom Queally rode Art Connoisseur in 2009 and The Tin Man in 2017 and record a winning double in the featured sprint.

Australian sprinter Black Caviar won in 2012 as the hot favourite and many Australian punters would have a hard time reliving what jockey Luke Nolan put them through.

Nolen eased up on the line aboard Black Caviar, not knowing how much the run took out of the sprinting champion. Nolen's tactics were later applauded as Black Caviar was found to have pulled up with a serious suspensory injury.

The Diamond Jubilee isn't dominated by the breeding stables which makes it more appealing to the every day punter.

Diamond Jubilee Stakes betting guide

Upset results aren't common in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

The Tin Man paid $7 when winning in 2017 and two well-favoured runners finished in the placings.

The Tin Man had finished eighth in the 2016 Diamond Jubilee Stakes which was taken out by $5 chance Twilight Son.

In behind Twilight Son was Gold-Fun and 2015 winner Undrafted, which caused a minor upset when winning at 10/1.

Australian miler Brazen Beau finished second and it didn't impress in the July Cup a month later.

Slade Power was a popular pick when winning in 2014 at odds of $4.50. The Edward Lynam-trained star defeated a quality field before embarking on an international career.

Bookmakers often frame a competitive market for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Diamond Jubilee Stakes lead-up races

The Lightning Stakes at Flemington is a major lead-up race for the Australian thoroughbreds.

Black Caviar won the Lightning Stakes, which is now named in honour of the mighty mare, before winning at Royal Ascot.

Al Quoz Sprint form can be a good guide for the globetrotting types and the King's Stand Stakes is a good form guide for the European-trained runners.

The Chairman's Sprint Prize is a good form guide for the Hong Kong horses, but they rarely travel internationally at this distance.

Diamond Jubilee Stakes past winners

Race Winner
2018Merchant Navy
2017The Tin Man
2016Twilight Son
2014Slade Power
2013Lethal Force
2012Black Caviar
2011Society Rock
2009Art Connoisseur
2008Kingsgate Native
2007Soldier's Tale
2006Les Arcs
2005Cape Of Good Hope
2004Fayr Jag
2001Harmonic Way
2000Superior Platinum
1999Bold Edge
1997Royal Applause
1995So Factual
1993College Chapel
1991Polish Patriot
1990Great Commotion