This was run on Thursday 16th May 1793 and the winner was trained by Robert Robson. There were 13 runners from 50 original subscribers. The winner won £1,653 15s, (The equivalent of £228,000 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator), and won by 1/2 a length. Relatively speaking this was the most valuable Derby to date and it was to be 34 years before a more valuable Derby was contested. The winner was a bay horse by Pot-8 O's out of Maria.


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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 WAXY William Clift Sir Ferdinando Poole
2 GOHANNA ----- Lord Egremont
3 TRIPTOLEMUS ----- Lord Grosvenor
4 DRUID Frank Buckle** Lord Grosvenor


----- Mr Hull
Also DARSHAM ----- Sir F.Standish
Also COLT BY POT-8-OS ----- Lord Derby
Also COLT BY MERCURY ----- Lord Strathmore
Also LILLIPUT ----- Lord Grosvenor
Also COLT BY POT-8-OS ----- Lord Grosvenor
Also MEALY ----- Sir F.Poole
Also BROTHER TO KING DAVID ----- Mr Philips
10/11 Gohanna    
8/1 Xanthus    
10/1 Druid    
12/1 Waxy    
**NOTE that only the winning jockey was recorded in the Racing Calendar. However, Frank Buckle had his first public ride on 17th May 1783 and rode regularly for the 1st Earl of Grosvenor, Richard Grosvenor, until the death of the Earl on 6th August 1802, so on the balance of probability it is likely he partnered the Earl's Derby mounts. After his death Frank teamed up with trainer Robert Robson, who trained for the Dukes of Grafton, Sir Charles Bunbury and Colonel Mellish, but also took some mounts for the eldest son of the 1st Lord Grosvenor, also called Richard. Furthermore, reports after Frank's death in 1832 reported he also rode for Mr Udny, Mr Durand, Mr Cookson and Mr Wilson.