The British Champions Sprint Stakes is a Group 1 race that is open for all horses that are at least three years old.
It takes place over six furlongs at Ascot, with the race usually taking place in October. It was first to run in 1946, with it being a straight track, with weight handicaps being in place. The prize purse is often over £630,000, making it a lucrative event.
When the British Champions Sprint Stakes was first started, it was called the Diadem Stakes. It has been a Group 1 race since 2015 and it is the sprint series final for the British Champions Series.
Two horses have won the British Champions Sprint Stakes on two occasions, with Lester Piggott having been the winning jockey on seven occasions, with Vincent O’Brien and Walter Nightingall having trained horses to win it on four different renewals.