2020 Diamond Jubilee Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is held on the final day of the Royal Ascot and it's one of Britain's richest sprint races.

Worth £600,000, the Diamond Jubilee Stakes is targeted by connections all around the world and it gained big popularity in the likes of Australia when Black Caviar won in 2012.

It takes a quality sprinter to handle the Royal Ascot conditions and punters are often greeted with an even betting contest.

Diamond Jubilee Stakes Key Facts

DateSaturday June 20, 2020
TrackRoyal Ascot
ClassGroup One
Race TypeSet weights

2020 Diamond Jubilee Stakes Tips

Victories in the Sandy Lanes Stakes and the Sprint Cup at Haydock helped Hello Youmzain leap to the head of the sprinting ranks in 2019, and Kevin Ryan's charge could carry the tag of favouritism into Royal Ascot.

Hot on his coattails at Space Blues and Sceptical, who both secured impressive victories in Ascot Trials earlier in the season.

Find out which two outsiders we fancy in our full preview of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes preview...

2020 Diamond Jubilee Stakes Odds

Hello Youmzain5/1
Space Blues7/1
One Master10/1
Cape Byron12/1

Odds from William Hill, correct at 09/06/20

Diamond Jubilee Stakes Live Stream

You can watch a live stream of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at bet365William Hill or Paddy Power. All three bookmakers have live broadcasts of UK racing. Click on the links to be taken straight to the bookmaker.

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2020 Diamond Jubilee Stakes Day Card

Race Title
2019 Winner
Silver Wokingham Handicap
Queen Mary StakesRaffle Prize
Coronation Stakes (G1)Watch Me
Coventry StakesArizona
St James's Palace Stakes (G1)Circus Maximus
Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1)Blue Point
Wokingham HandicapCape Byron
Queen Alexandra StakesCleonte

Diamond Jubilee Stakes History

The race was initiated in 1868 as the All-Aged Stakes, but the Diamond Jubilee Stakes has been in existence since 1971.

Since then it has been upgraded from Group 3, Group 2 and now Group 1 status, which it will likely stay at given the prestige of the race.

It became a Group 1 in 2002 when named the Golden Jubilee to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and was changed to the Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

In 2005 it became a part of the Global Sprint Challenge, which features races such as the King's Stand Stakes, Al Quoz Sprint and the Hong Kong International Sprint.

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes was dominated by jockey Lester Piggott, who recorded 10 wins throughout his lengthy career. Piggott's first win came in 1958 with Right Boy and his last came in 1993 with College Chapel.

No other jockey has had much success in the race, but Tom Queally rode Art Connoisseur in 2009 and The Tin Man in 2017.

Unbeaten Australian sprinter Black Caviar won in 2012 as the raging-hot favourite and the race was almost marred by controversy. 

Jockey Luke Nolen eased up on the line aboard Black Caviar and it was almost beaten, but luckily for Nolen and connections, Black Caviar pulled out enough to win.

It was later found that Black Caviar suffered torn muscles during the run, making it even more impressive.

Unlike a lot of Group 1 races in Europe, the Diamond Jubilee isn't dominated by the large breeding stables.

Diamond Jubilee Stakes Betting Guide

Big upsets aren't very common in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, so punters should stick with the well-fancied runners.

The Tin Man paid 6/1 with bookmakers when winning in 2017 and the trifecta was rounded out with two well-favoured runners (Tasleet and Limato).

The Tin Man had finished eighth in the 2016 edition which was taken out by 4/1 third favourite Twilight Son for trainer Henry Candy.

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

It finished just ahead of Australian miler Brazen Beau, which would subsequently run poorly in the July Cup a month later.

Slade Power was always a popular pick with punters and it won in 2014 at odds of 7/2. The Edward Lynam-trained runner held off a good field and would later travel to Australia where it would be unsuccessful in the Darley Classic, finishing 11th.

Sticking with the favourites is a good way to target the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Bookmakers often offer good odds for every runner and punters won't be forced to take odds-on for the well-fancied types.

Aidan O’Brien’s three-year-old, Merchant Navy fended off his elders to win the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in 2018.

The following season saw Blue Point complete a famous sprint double at Royal Ascot, winning this Group One just four days after beating Battaash in the King’s Stand Stakes.

Diamond Jubilee Stakes Lead-Up Races

The Duke Of York Stakes and the Sandy Lane Stakes, staged at York and Haydock during May, are often used as stepping stones towards the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

The winners of the Group Three Abernant Stakes and Pavilion Stakes often step up to Group One company at Royal Ascot.

Royal Ascot Track Report

Ascot is a large, right-handed track, best suited by galloping sorts. Ascot features a 14-furlong round course, and a straight course for races between five furlongs and a mile.

The track at Ascot is testing, particularly when the ground is soft, and the three-furlong home straight is all uphill until the runners hit the line.

Diamond Jubilee Stakes FAQs

What the difference between the King's Stand Stakes and the Diamond Jubilee?

The Kings' Stand Stakes is run over five furlongs. The Diamond Jubilee is one furlong further at six furlongs.

When is the Diamond Jubilee Stakes?

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the final Group One of Royal Ascot, taking place on the fifth day.

How can I watch the Diamond Jubilee Stakes?

The race will be shown live on ITV Racing. Visit our Live Streaming page to find out how you can watch every race at Royal Ascot on your mobile or tablet.