This was run on Thursday 9th June 1791 and 9 ran from 32 original subscribers. The winner won £1,076 5s, the equivalent of £1,280,000 today. The winner was bred by the 5th Duke of Bedford and trained by Matt Stephenson.

THE DERBY 1791

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 EAGER Matt Stephenson 5th Duke of Bedford
2 VERMIN ----- Lord Foley
3 PROTEUS ----- Lord Egremont
4 ST DAVID ----- HRH Prince of Wales
Also

COLT BY HIGHFLYER

----- HRH Prince of Wales
Also COLT BY GARRICK ----- Mr Vernon
Also PLAYFELLOW ----- Sir Charles Bunbury
Also COLT BY ECLIPSE ----- Mr Graham
Also GUMCISTUS ----- Lord Grosvenor
5/4 Vermin
5/2 Eager
8/1 St David
10/1 Proteus