|Group 2 race (discontinued)|
|Last run||July 18, 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 September 1 last year
(2yo wins not penalised)
The Scottish Derby was a Group 2 flat horse race in Scotland which was open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It was run at Ayr, South Ayrshire, over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres), and it was scheduled to take place each year in July.
The event was established in 1979, and it was initially contested over 1 mile and 5 furlongs. This was shortened by 2 furlongs in 1980, and then by another furlong in 1987. Until then the race had been known as the Scottish Derby, but it was given a new title, the Scottish Classic, in 1988. For a period the event was classed at Group 3 level, and it was promoted to Group 2 status in 2003. At the same time it reverted to its original title.
The Scottish Derby was last run in 2005, and it was replaced by a new event, the York Stakes, the following year. During its brief history the race had several sponsors, and these included Mecca Bookmakers, Tennent's and the Daily Record.
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 ||4||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||2:04.90|
|2005||Imperial Stride||4||Richard Hills||Sir Michael Stoute||2:06.08|
1 The 2004 winner Kalaman was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Oriental Magic.
- galopp-sieger.de – Scottish Classic.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Scottish Derby (2005).
- pedigreequery.com – Scottish Derby – Ayr.