Firth of Clyde Stakes
|Group 3 race|
|Firth of Clyde Stakes|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Sponsor||Laundry Cottage Stud|
|Distance||6f (1,207 metres)|
|Weight||8 st 12 lb|
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners
3 lb for G3 winners
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):
- Frankie Dettori – Loyalize (1994), Unilateral (2007)
- Kieren Fallon – Queen Sceptre (1996), Femme Fatale (1999)
Leading trainer since 1986 (3 wins):
- Barry Hills – Braari (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|
- galopp-sieger.de – Firth of Clyde Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Firth of Clyde Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Firth of Clyde Stakes – Ayr.