King's Stand Stakes Tips & Predictions

DateTuesday June 18, 2018
TrackRoyal Ascot
Distance1000m (5 furlongs)
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet weights

{Australian-trained runners have won four King's Stand Stakes. Trained to run over the shorter distances, the Australian thoroughbreds demand respect.

{Running quick times aren't important. Back the runners which have won over 1200m as Royal Ascot plays longer than advertised.}

The King's Stand Stakes is held on the opening day of the Royal Ascot festival.

One of the more exciting feature races on the card, the King's Stand Stakes always attracts plenty of attention with punters.

King's Stand Stakes day betting card 2019

Day 1 of the Royal Ascot carnival features six races, which kicks off with the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes and concludes with the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes.

Race No.
Race Name
1Queen Anne Stakes
2Coventry Stakes
3King's Stand Stakes
4St James's Palace Stakes
5Ascot Stakes
6Windsor Castle Stakes

King's Stand Stakes betting selections & tips

We will 2019 King's Stand Stakes tips when markets are released.

King's Stand Stakes history

The introduction of the King's Stand Stakes wasn't by design, but due to inclement weather.

The Royal Stand Plate was to be run over two miles, but due to the heavy rain only five furlongs of the track was able to be used. Subsequently, the long-distance thoroughbreds had to run over the much shorter distance of 1000m.

The King's Stand Stakes has since become one of the most important sprint races at the Royal Ascot festival and having it on the first day of the festival adds to the atmosphere.

Past winners have included many champion sprinters from all around the world. Little Bridge won for Hong Kong in 2012 and the Australians have a great record.

Choisir won in 2003 before Takeover Target won three years later in 2006. Takeover Target was a $1000 purchase for Joe and Ben Janiak and Choisir has since become one of the top stallions to stand at stud in Australia.

Miss Andretti and Scenic Blast continued the Australian success in the years to come but there has been no Australian winner since 2009.

Lester Piggott holds the record for most wins with seven and trainer Vincent O'Brien scored five wins throughout his illustrious career.

It's the one race that escapes the reach of Aidan O'Brien, who has yet to win the King's Stand Stakes.

King's Stand Stakes betting guide

Runners don't need to break the one-minute mark to win, however, 2017 winner Lady Aurelia produced a big effort to win in 0:57.45.

The American-bred sprinter was a three-length winner over Profitable and although the favourite was beaten there were plenty of punters happy to see the popular runner take home the King's Stand Stakes.

Goldream scored an upset at odds of 25/1 in 2015. The son of Oasis Dream wasn't fancied to beat two-time winner Sole Power, which had won the previous two years.

It takes a good horse to win the King's Stand Stakes and international experience is top form for the sprinting race.

Australian racing is known for producing some of the best sprinters in the world and we're confident more Australian-trained runners will come contest the King's Stand Stakes and have good success at Royal Ascot.

Recent King's Stand Stakes winners

Race Winner
2018Blue Point
2017Lady Aurelia
2014Sole Power
2013Sole Power
2012Little Bridge
2009Scenic Blast
2007Miss Andretti
2006Takeover Target
2004The Tatling
2001Cassandra Go
2000Nuclear Debate
1997Don't Worry Me
1992Sheikh Albadou
1989Indian Ridge