The Scottish Derby was a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It was run at Ayr over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres), and it was scheduled to take place each year in July.
|Group 2 race (discontinued)|
|Last run||18 July 2005|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1m 2f (2,012 metres)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old and up|
|Weight||8 st 6 lb (3yo);|
9 st 2 lb (4yo+)
3 lb for fillies and mares
6 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* since 1 September last year
(2yo wins not penalised)
The event was established in 1979, and it was initially restricted to three-year-olds. The first edition was contested over 1 mile and 5 furlongs. It was shortened by two furlongs in 1980. It was cut by another furlong and opened to older horses in 1987.
The race was originally known as the Scottish Derby, but it was renamed the Scottish Classic in 1988. For a period it held Group 3 status. It reverted to its former title and was promoted to Group 2 level in 2003.
Most successful horse:
- no horse won this race more than once
Leading jockey (4 wins):
- Kieren Fallon – Winter Romance (1998), Carnival Dancer (2001), Princely Venture (2003), Kalaman (2004)
Leading trainer (6 wins):
- Sir Michael Stoute – Dazari (1983), Ascot Knight (1987), Carnival Dancer (2001), Princely Venture (2003), Kalaman (2004), Imperial Stride (2005)
|1979||Serge Lifar||3||Brian Taylor||Ryan Price|
|1980||Prince Roland||3||Steve Cauthen||Barry Hills|
|1981||Little Wolf||3||Graham Sexton||Dick Hern|
|1982||Jalmood||3||Steve Cauthen||John Dunlop|
|1983||Dazari||3||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute|
|1984||Raami||3||Tony Ives||Bill O'Gorman|
|1985||Eagling||3||Paul Eddery||Henry Cecil|
|1986||Moon Madness||3||Tony Ives||John Dunlop|
|1987||Ascot Knight||3||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||2:08.62|
|1988||Kefaah||3||Ray Cochrane||Luca Cumani||2:06.71|
|1989||Scenic||3||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||2:07.88|
|1990||Husyan||4||Willie Carson||Peter Walwyn||2:08.01|
|1991||Zoman||4||Alan Munro||Paul Cole||2:07.18|
|1992||Sharpitor||3||John Reid||William Jarvis||2:06.03|
|1993||River North||3||Kevin Darley||Lady Herries||2:08.12|
|1994||Beneficial||4||Michael Hills||Geoff Wragg||2:05.66|
|1995||Baron Ferdinand||5||Kevin Darley||Roger Charlton||2:08.28|
|1996||Montjoy||4||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||2:10.07|
|1997||Crystal Hearted||3||Tony McGlone||Henry Candy||2:09.26|
|1998||Winter Romance||5||Kieren Fallon||Ed Dunlop||2:12.79|
|1999||Prolix||4||Richard Hughes||Barry Hills||2:13.01|
|2000||Endless Hall||4||Jamie Spencer||Luca Cumani||2:04.02|
|2001||Carnival Dancer||3||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||2:10.61|
|2002||Imperial Dancer||4||Chris Catlin||Mick Channon||2:09.91|
|2003||Princely Venture||4||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||2:07.46|
|2004||Kalaman [a]||4||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||2:04.90|
|2005||Imperial Stride||4||Richard Hills||Sir Michael Stoute||2:06.08|
a The 2004 winner Kalaman was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Oriental Magic.
- Racing Post:
- galopp-sieger.de – Scottish Classic.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Scottish Derby (2005).
- pedigreequery.com – Scottish Derby – Ayr.
- Abelson, Edward; Tyrrel, John (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. p. 122. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.