Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Ascot’s Premier Sprint Renamed “Diamond Jubilee Stakes”

Ascot Racecourse is delighted to announce that The Golden Jubilee Stakes has been renamed The Diamond Jubilee Stakes to mark this important milestone in Her Majesty The Queen’s reign.

2012 also marks the 150th anniversary of the inception of The Prince of Wales’s Stakes and this year’s renewal will be run as “The 150th Anniversary of The Prince of Wales’s Stakes”.

“We are delighted to be commemorating The Diamond Jubilee by renaming the Golden Jubilee Stakes,” said Charles Barnett, Chief Executive at Ascot.

“All being well, we will be running the race with the world’s top rated sprinter, Black Caviar, representing Australia in what is historically Europe’s most international race, which would be a wonderful way to begin a new era for The Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

“We celebrated the 200th running of The Gold Cup a few years ago and this year we will be marking the 150th anniversary of Royal Ascot’s most important middle distance race, The Prince of Wales’s Stakes, which has been won by the likes of Rewilding, Vision D’Etat and Manduro in recent years.”

Press Release: 31st January 2012

For more information, please contact:
Charles Barnett, Chief Executive, Ascot Racecourse:
Tel: 01344 878501

Nick Smith, Head of Communications, Ascot Racecourse:
Tel: 01344 878430 / 07771 791 449 or nick.smith@ascot.co.uk

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