This was run on Thursday 4th May 1780, the first race on the second day of a 4 day Epsom Spring Meeting held on Epsom Downs.  A field of 9 faced the starter for the one mile contest, although there had been 36 subscribers to contest a first prize of £1,065 15 shillings (The equivalent of £1,450,000 in today's terms). Colts carried 8 st whilst fillies carried 7 st 11 lbs.

THE DERBY 1780

Only 3 of the colts were named by the time of the race, and even the horse that came second was reported to be called Buddroo by Bailey's Racing Register rather than the more commonly held view that it was named Boudrow. The winner was trained by R Teasdale.

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DIOMED SR 2046

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 DIOMED Sam Arnull Sir Charles Bunbury
2 BOUDROW (Buddroo) ----- Major O'Kelly
3 SPITFIRE ----- Mr Walker
4 Colt by VAUXHALL SNAP ----- Sir F.Evelyn
Also Junior colt by HEROD ----- Mr Panton
Also Colt by ECLIPSE ----- H.R.H.Duke of Cumberland
Also Colt by CARDINAL PUFF ----- Mr Sulsh
Also Colt by GIMCRACK ----- Mr Delme
Also

Colt by MATCH'EM

----- Duke of Bolton
6/4 Diomed
4/1 Budrow
7/1 Spitfire
10 Colt by Match'em