This was run on Thursday 28th May 1789 and 11 ran, although there were initially 30 subscribers. It was over a mile and a half and the winners prize was £1,076 5s, (The equivalent of £156,300 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator). The winner was bred by the 5th Duke of Bedford and trained by Matt Stephenson.

THE DERBY 1789

SKYSCRAPER SR 1969

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 SKYSCRAPER Sam Chifney Snr 5th Duke of Bedford
2 SIR GEORGE ----- 5th Duke of Bedford
3 BROTHER TO SKYLARK ----- Lord Grosvenor
4 SOUJAH UL DOULAH ----- HRH Prince of Wales
Also

SERPENT

----- HRH Prince of Wales
Also COMPETITOR ----- Lord G.H.Cavendish
Also COLT BY POT-8-OS ----- Lord Grosvenor
Also BASHFUL ----- Duke of St Albans
Also PANTALOON ----- Mr Lade
Also SIR CHRISTOPHER ----- Lord Barrymore
Also SUBLIMATE ----- Lord Egremont
  Betting    
4/7 Skyscraper    
7/2 Soujah ul Doulah    
100/8 Colt by Pot-8-os    
100/7 Sublimate    
Picture courtesy of Michael Church, Official Epsom Derby Historian.

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