This was run on Thursday 24th May 1781 and 15 ran, although there were 35 subscribers. The prize was £1,312 10s which is the equivalent of £1,740,000 today. 

THE DERBY 1781

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 YOUNG ECLIPSE C.Hindley Major O'Kelly
2 CROP ----- Sir J.Lade
3 PRINCE OF ORANGE ----- Lord Clermont
Also COLT BY ECLIPSE ----- HRH Duke of Cumberland
Also

COLT BY SWEET WILLIAM

----- Duke of Queensberry
Also KING WILLIAM ----- Lord Derby
Also ARBUTUS ----- Lord Clermont
Also COLT BY FLORIZEL ----- General Smith
Also SEDUCER ----- Mr Walker
Also FILLY BY HEROD ----- Mr Kingsman
Also COLT BY METAPHYSICIAN ----- Mr Douglas
Also SCARF ----- Lord Milsintown
Also COLT BY HEROD ----- Sir C.Danver
Also COLT BY MARSKE ----- Lord Craven
Also COLT BY HEROD ----- Mr Sulsh
5/4 Crop
10/1 Young Eclipse