This was run on Wednesday 20th May 1784 and 11 ran, although there were 30 subscribers originally.

THE DERBY 1784

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The Derby Stakes of 50 Guineas each for 3 year olds, colts 8 st 3 lbs and fillies 8 st. To take place over the last mile and a half with a first prize of £1,076 5s, the equivalent of £1,420,000 today. The winner was trained by Colonel Denis O'Kelly.

SERJEANT SR 1936

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 SERJEANT John Arnull Colonel Dennis O'Kelly
2 CARLO KHAN ----- Lord Grosvenor
3 DANCER ----- Lord Derby
4 FENCER ----- HRH Duke of Cumberland
Also

CANTATOR

----- Duc de Chartres
Also COLLECTOR ----- Lord Derby
Also PITCH ----- Sir C.Danver
Also PHARAMOND ----- Sir Charles Bunbury
Also COLT BY HEROD ----- Mr Stapleton
Also ISHMAEL ----- Mr Douglas
Also STEADY ----- Lord G.H.Cavendish
3/1 Sergeant
5/1 Pitch
5/1 Steady
7/1 Pharamond
8/1 Dancer
8/1 Colt by Herod
20/1 Carlo Khan
25/1 Fencer
25/1 Cantator
25/1 Collector
25/1 Ishmael
  Over-round 112%