Ascot Racecourse has renamed the Golden Jubilee Stakes to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes to mark this milestone in 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.”
The 150th Anniversary of The Prince of Wales’s Stakes takes place over a mile and a quarter on Wednesday, June 20.
The Diamond Jubilee Stakes takes place over six furlongs on Saturday, June 23.