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Winter Derby

Group 3 race
Winter Derby
Location Lingfield Park
Lingfield, England
Inaugurated 1998
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Sportingbet
Website Lingfield Park
Race information
Distance 1m 2f (2,012 metres)
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb
3 lb for fillies and mares
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since May 31 last year
Purse £100,000 (2010)
1st: £56,770

The Winter Derby is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to Thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Lingfield Park over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in March.

The event was established in 1998, and it was given Listed status the following year. It was promoted to Group 3 level in 2006, and it is now Britain's first "Group" race of the year.

The Winter Derby is run on a Polytrack surface, and it is currently one of three non-turf Group 3 events in Britain, along with the September Stakes and the Sirenia Stakes. The country's first all-weather race at this level was the Silver Trophy Stakes, which was temporarily switched to Lingfield's synthetic track in July 2005.



Most successful horse:

  • no horse has won this race more than once

Leading jockey (2 wins):

Leading trainer:

  • no trainer has won this race more than once







1998 Running Stag 4 Ray Cochrane Philip Mitchell 2:05.92
1999 Supreme Sound 5 Gary Bardwell Peter Harris 2:05.44
2000 Zanay 4 Tom McLaughlin Jacqui Doyle 2:05.03
2001 Sergeant York 5 Richard Hughes David Barron 2:04.59
2002 Adiemus 4 Shane Kelly Jeremy Noseda 2:05.54
2003 Parasol 4 Frankie Dettori David Loder 2:03.60
2004 Caluki 7 Frankie Dettori Luigi Camici 2:05.85
2005 Eccentric 4 John Egan Andrew Reid 2:03.79
2006 Sri Diamond 6 Jamie Spencer Sylvester Kirk 2:04.77
2007 Gentleman's Deal 6 Paul Mulrennan Mick Easterby 2:04.57
2008 Hattan 6 Seb Sanders Clive Brittain 2:03.61
2009 Scintillo 4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 2:03.79
2010 Tranquil Tiger 6 Tom Queally Henry Cecil 2:03.27

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