The Five Diamonds 2023

The $2 million The Five Diamonds runs in Sydney on the same day as Melbourne’s VRC Champions Stakes.

The Five Diamonds is a recently-created Special Conditions event that takes place at the end of the very lucrative Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

2022 The Five Diamonds winner Ellsberg

2022 The Five Diamonds winner Ellsberg. Photo: Steve Hart.

It is held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on the Saturday after the Melbourne Cup, which is currently known as VRC Champions Stakes Day at Flemington.

Added to the spring line-up by Racing NSW for the first time in 2022 along with the The Big Dance (1600m), which runs on Melbourne Cup Day and is now worth $3 million as of 2023, The Five Diamonds offers an impressive $2 million in stakes.

The Five Diamonds is a set weights plus penalties race run over 1800m and is only open to horses aged five-years-old that may otherwise have been heading to the breeding barn.

It is an excellent target for the previous season’s four-year-olds who contested the now $10 million The Golden Eagle (1500m) the spring prior.

The Five Diamonds runs on the same card as the $1 million Golden Gift (1100m) for two-year-olds.

The second edition of The Five Diamonds ran on Saturday November 11, 2023 at Rosehill Gardens on the Saturday after the Melbourne Cup and was won by the in-form Unspoken ($7.50) in his fourth straight victory this prep.

2023 The Five Diamonds Results

The 2023 The Five Diamonds Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the latest edition of the $2 million race is run and won on Saturday November 11, 2023.

2023 The Five Diamonds winner Unspoken

2023 The Five Diamonds winner Unspoken was strong late getting up for a narrow win. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #12 Unspoken
  • 2nd: #9 Zoumon
  • 3rd: #11 Detonator Jack

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Unspoken ($7.50) was too strong late wearing down the front-runner Zoumon to score a narrow victory in The Five Diamonds 2023 results and take his winning streak up to four on the trot.

2023 The Five Diamonds Odds

The latest The Five Diamonds 2023 betting odds including pre-nomination futures markets on one of the seven-figure Sydney Spring Racing Carnival features will provided below as soon as available.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 The Five Diamonds will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

The Five Diamonds Info

  • Date: Saturday November 11, 2023
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse
  • Distance: 1800m
  • Conditions: 5YOs – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Special Condition
  • Prize Money: $2 million
  • First Run: 2022

The Five Diamonds Betting

The Five Diamonds betting markets are led by in-form five-year-old staying types, especially those to have won over the 1800m distance.

Any proven Group 1 performers, those with a previous Rosehill victory on their record, and any runners that contested the previous year’s The Golden Eagle are sure to sit high up The Five Diamonds odds.

The best five-year-olds out of the $1 million Five Diamonds Prelude (1500m) held on The Everest Day also dominate betting on the Five Diamonds race with the winner of that Follow lead-up event exempt from ballot for the big one.

Ellsberg (2022) won the inaugural edition of both the Five Diamonds Prelude and The Five Diamonds becoming the first to do the ‘Diamonds Double’.

Ellsberg ($3.30 in 2022) also saluted for the punters as the first favourite in The Five Diamonds betting to win.

The Five Diamonds Field

The Five Diamonds race field features the season’s top performing five-year-old horses that may otherwise have headed to Melbourne for a run in a race like the weight-for-age Group 1 Champions Stakes (2000m) – formerly the Mackinnon Stakes – held at Flemington on the same day.

There is a 14-starter limit to The Five Diamonds field.

Potential lead-up races into The Five Diamonds field include: the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m), the Group 2 Hill Stakes (1900m), the Group 3 Craven Plate (1800m), or the Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m) on The Golden Eagle Day.

Ellsberg won the inaugural The Five Diamonds in 2022 on the back of lead-up victories in the Epsom Handicap and Five Diamonds Prelude.

2023 The Five Diamonds Field

The official The Five Diamonds 2023 field and barriers will be announced the week of the race and published in full below.

The 2023 The Five Diamonds final field features a capacity line-up of hopeful five-year-olds including recent Toorak Handicap runner-up Antino drawn well in gate two, John Sargent’s Prelude winner Palmetto, and the Team Snowden-trained Unspoken chasing a fourth win on the trot. 

2023 The Five Diamonds Nominations

Early The Five Diamonds 2023 nominations will be detailed below once confirmed on a Tuesday in early to mid October.

The 2023 The Five Diamonds nominations are now out featuring a bumper 86 hopeful five-year-olds led in all-in betting by Chris Waller’s multiple Group 1 winning mare Fangirl and classy Queenslander Antino.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 11x112x03 ALTIVO (GB) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 81
2 9x3514140x ALVERDUN G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
3 31x1111x41 ANTINO (NZ) G 5 Tony Gollan  
4 3112x614x1 AUSBRED FLIRT M 5 Brad Widdup 83
5 x696597x98 BELLATRIX BLACK (NZ) M 5 Kris Lees 80
6 9465810125 BENAUD G 5 John O’Shea 100
7 7×22513131 BLACKCOMB M 5 Kris Lees  
8 13×2122131 BRAYDEN STAR (GB) H 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
9 216x143x2x BUCKAROO (GB) H 5 Joseph O’Brien 107
10 3x687190x0 CABOCHE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 79
11 1016x460x8 CACOFONIX G 5 Kris Lees  
12 38×6984423 CHANDON BURJ M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
13 26x522x8x4 CHIMED (GB) G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
14 6023693521 CINQUE TORRI G 5 Bjorn Baker 73
15 x113x2020x CLOUDLAND (NZ) G 5 Kris Lees 67
16 3454x4827x COMMANDMENT (IRE) M 5 Kris Lees 67
17 11622x219x CONVENER (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
18 0x73027x40 CONVERGE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
19 23x45152x2 COTEHELE (NZ) G 5 John O’Shea 98
20 3x1761x015 DEMOCRACY MANIFEST G 5 Chris Waller 101
21 x12123x437 DETONATOR JACK (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 93
22 25×4831440 DIAMOND DEALER M 5 Bjorn Baker 82
23 x12426x00x DREAMFLIGHT (GB) G 5 Bjorn Baker 87
24 243223×917 DUBAI POET (GB) G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
25 2x131x8x06 DUKE DE SESSA (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
26 x3x907x009 EL BODEGON (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller  
27 62x3227x13 FANGIRL M 5 Chris Waller 114
28 51x111120x FAWKNER PARK (IRE) G 5 Annabel Neasham 89
29 x54038x043 FLYING CRAZY G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 98
30 5x4430x762 FORGOT YOU (NZ) H 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
31 1111x0x GLOBE (NZ) G 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 90
32 6x287x00x0 GLOUNTHAUNE (IRE) G 5 Bjorn Baker 82
33 x515x6670x GREEN FLY (GB) G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 82
34 000x82685x HILAL H 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
35 x26844x407 HINGED M 5 Chris Waller 106
36 223180×572 HOO YA MAL (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107
37 42x1442x36 HOPE IN YOUR HEART M 5 Kerry Parker 109
38 P164431344 JESSANDI M 5 Kerry Parker 58
39 05x018135x JIMI HENDRIX (IRE) G 5 Annabel Neasham  
40 38x12312x5 JOURNALISM G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 82
41 4721x JUSTELA M 5 Kerry Parker 58
42 x1x1442x32 KAYOBI G 5 Sam Kavanagh 83
43 314x523x0x LA CRIQUE (NZ) M 5 Simon & Katrina Alexander 108
44 3105x5869x LADY PROISIR (NZ) M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
45 112x74x421 LIFE LESSONS (NZ) M 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman  
46 x6x372332x LIGHT INFANTRY MAN (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 110
47 4x61250x99 LOCH EAGLE G 5 Kris Lees 83
48 15x0x06x90 MAGICAL LAGOON (IRE) M 5 Chris Waller 103
49 15×5934683 MARESCA M 5 Kerry Parker 53
50 5x411x1121 MARQUESS (NZ) G 5 James Cummings 84
51 x00130x668 MAYROSE M 5 John Sargent 71
52 x1630143x2 MISSISSIPPI PRINCE G 5 Brent Gray 89
53 2134x2155x MONEY FROM THE SKY G 5 Sara Ryan 71
54 5×03323614 MOSTLY CLOUDY (IRE) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
55 xL3950x611 MUSTANG VALLEY (NZ) M 5 Andrew Forsman  
56 167372126x NEW REPUBLIC G 5 Mark Minervini 72
57 215x3668x5 NEWLEY WED (NZ) M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 62
58 06x4x9344x OSMOSE (FR) M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 87
59 8x3110x726 PALMETTO (NZ) G 5 John Sargent 95
60 7×92818578 PASCERO G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
61 111263×640 POUNDING G 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 104
62 2121223393 QUEENMAKER M 5 Edward Cummings 76
63 9437x0169x REGAL LION (NZ) G 5 Annabel Neasham 96
64 2x123x1111 RHEINBERG (NZ) G 5 Ben, Will & JD Hayes  
65 32x3312x83 ROMA AVENUE G 5 Sara Ryan 63
66 x3410x52x5 ROOTS M 5 Chris Waller 107
67 x11x716160 SHAIYHAR (IRE) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
68 5423538x0x SHOW OF STARS (GB) M 5 Bjorn Baker  
69 31x82x SPIRIT BEAST G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
70 1x113x1154 ST LAWRENCE (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
71 10x511260x SUMMERBEEL (NZ) M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
72 61127435×9 THALASSOPHILE M 5 Chris Waller 97
73 7307x1x87x TIMES SQUARE (FR) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
74 222522212x TIVA BAY (NZ) G 5 Kris Lees 59
75 231116×609 TOESONTHENOSE (NZ) G 5 John Sargent 70
76 54x243133x TOURISTIC (GB) G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 78
77 71x2924x11 UNSPOKEN (IRE) G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 90
78 221511314x UNUSUAL CULTURE (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
79 0x0x094139 VERONA (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
80 7416×41112 WATEGOS G 5 Bjorn Baker 87
81 91x520x339 WATERFORD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 96
82 0x0x95222x WELWAL (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 97
83 x117x3430x WILLINGA FREEFALL (NZ) G 5 Kris Lees 71
84 216×422159 WINEGLASS BAY (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 82
85 29x441863x YOUTHFULL M 5 Brad Widdup 66
86 1165x2111x ZOUMON G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

The Five Diamonds Form Guide

The Five Diamonds race form guide lists the full line-up of runners, their connections (owner / jockey / trainer) that stand to win one of Australian racing’s newest prizes, and gives a rundown on their lead-up form / career statistics.

The 2022 Five Diamonds form was franked with the third placed Laws Of Indices sent overseas that December where he placed third in the Group 1 Hong Kong Mile (1600m).

2023 The Five Diamonds Form

A link to our detailed The Five Diamonds 2023 form guide will be available below the week leading-up to the $2 million mile event at Rosehill on the Saturday after Melbourne Cup Day.

The Five Diamonds Tips

Top The Five Diamonds racing tips include looking for the winners of the standout lead-up events over a similar distance and grade over the spring.

2023 The Five Diamonds Tips

Our expert team of tipsters will provide the 2023 The Five Diamonds betting tips below closer to the day so stay tuned for the middle-distance five-year-olds to back and sack this spring.

  • To Win: #3 Antino ($3.10 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Tipping a return to winning form from the Tony Gollan-trained Queenslander who comes into the lucrative feature on the back of successive second place efforts. The Redwood gelding was good with 58kg in early October winning the Group 3 Sandown Stakes before a devastatingly close second a nostril flare off Attrition from a wide alley (16) in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m). Just denied again in the Group 2 Crystal Mile by classy Kiwi raider Prowess when carrying 59kg. 57kg here has him well-weighted, gets a gun run from barrier two. Can win.

The Five Diamonds Bet Types

Win – The most basic type of bet. Put your money straight up on the runner that you think will win The Five Diamonds.

Place – Pick the horse that you think will finish in the top three positions but at lower odds.

Each-Way – Put equal amounts on a horse for the win and a place, the equivalent of two bets and you get paid out for both if it wins.

Quinella – Bet on the horses you think will finish first and second in either order. You can also pick for example one horse to finish 1st and then a combination. The fewer horses you pick the greater the dividend.

Exacta – An exacta also involves choosing horses that you think will finish first and second but it differs from a quinella in that it has to be the exact order you specify in the bet.

Trifecta – Very similar to an Exacta, but for the first, second and third placings in the correct finishing order. You can also Box Trifecta to finish in any of the first 3 combinations.

First Four – A First Four bet works the same as an Exacta and Trifecta but for the first four runners in finishing order.

The Five Diamonds Results

The Five Diamonds results from Sydney will be available on the Saturday after the Melbourne Cup each year.

Ellsberg (2022) was the inaugural The Five Diamonds winner setting a track record winning in 1 minute 47.43 seconds.

The Five Diamonds Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Unspoken Zoumon Detonator Jack 1:49.93
2022 Ellsberg Sibaaq Laws Of Indices 1:47.43 (R)