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Scottish Chieftain (horse)

Scottish Chieftain
DamMiss Darebin
CountryUnited States
ColourDark Bay
BreederMarcus Daly
OwnerMarcus Daly
TrainerMatt Byrnes
RecordNot found
EarningsNot found
Major wins
Belmont Stakes (1897)
Last updated on May 31, 2007

Scottish Chieftain (foaled February 24, 1894)[1] was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He is the only horse bred in the state of Montana to ever win the Belmont Stakes, an American Classic Race.

Owned and bred by Marcus Daly, one of the wealthy Montana Copper Kings, Scottish Chieftain was trained by Matt Byrnes and ridden by jockey J. Scherrer when he won the 1897 Belmont Stakes. While information of his racing career is limited, it is reported that he also won the Spring Handicap and had a second-place finish in the Tidal Stakes at Sheepshead Bay Race Track.


  1. ^ Bruce, Sanders Dewees (1894). The American stud book: Annual supplement to Bruce's American stud book. New York: Turf, field and farm. p. 71.