Nick Smith, a former pupil at Stewart's Melville College, was the previous youngest winner at 18. He won the title four years ago.
Patrick Swan, 16, of Berwickshire High, made history over the festive period when he became the youngest winner of the 136-year-old New Year professional sprint at Musselburgh racecourse. He won the 110m handicap sprint - racing off a start of 9m - in 11.68 seconds and received a prize of pound;4,000.
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