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Firth of Clyde Stakes

Group 3 race
Firth of Clyde Stakes
Location Ayr Racecourse
Ayr, Scotland
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Laundry Cottage Stud
Website Ayr
Race information
Distance 6f (1,207 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Weight 8 st 12 lb
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners
3 lb for G3 winners
Purse £70,000 (2009)
1st: £39,739

The Firth of Clyde Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at Ayr over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.

The event is named after the Firth of Clyde, an area of water off the coast of Ayr. For a period the race was classed at Listed level, and it was promoted to its present status, Group 3, in 2004.

The Firth of Clyde Stakes is now held on the same afternoon as Ayr's richest flat race, the Ayr Gold Cup. It is currently the only race with Group status in Scotland.



Leading jockey since 1986 (2 wins):

Leading trainer since 1986 (3 wins):

  • Barry HillsBraari (1993), My Branch (1995), Queen Sceptre (1996)

Winners since 1986





1986 Linda's Magic Paul Tulk Robert Armstrong 1:10.93
1987 Aim for the Top John Reid Michael Stoute 1:15.71
1988 Alcando Simon Whitworth Charlie James 1:15.90
1989 Tabdea Mark Birch Alex Scott 1:16.52
1990 Imperfect Circle Tony Cruz Roger Charlton 1:13.72
1991 Mamma's Too John Carroll Jack Berry 1:13.40
1992 White Shadow Pat Eddery Roger Charlton 1:16.71
1993 Braari Willie Carson Barry Hills 1:10.62
1994 Loyalize Frankie Dettori David Loder 1:16.79
1995 My Branch Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:12.29
1996 Queen Sceptre Kieren Fallon Barry Hills 1:09.74
1997 Regal Revolution John Lowe Peter Walwyn 1:11.73
1998 Evening Promise Jimmy Fortune Bryan McMahon 1:16.23
1999 Femme Fatale Kieren Fallon William Jarvis 1:11.63
2000 Alshadiyah Willie Supple John Dunlop 1:14.91
2001 Misterah Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning 1:11.64
2002 Airwave Chris Rutter Henry Candy 1:13.12
2003 Ruby Rocket Kevin Darley Hughie Morrison 1:11.83
2004 Golden Legacy Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey 1:17.36
2005 Violette Seb Sanders Sir Mark Prescott 1:12.41
2006 Princess Iris Francis Norton Eoghan O'Neill 1:13.28
2007 Unilateral Frankie Dettori Bryan Smart 1:14.31
2008 Aspen Darlin Jimmy Quinn Alan Bailey 1:15.63
2009 Distinctive Tom Eaves Bryan Smart 1:11.98


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Firth of Clyde Stakes (2009).

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