This was run on Thursday 1st June 1797 and 7 ran from 37 original subscriptions. The winner won £1,155, the equivalent of £1,230,000 today. The winner was bred by the 5th Duke of Bedford and trained by Matt Stephenson.

THE DERBY 1797

COLT BY FIDGET SR 1936

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 COLT BY FIDGET John Singleton jnr 5th Duke of Bedford
2 ESCULUS ----- Lord Grosvenor
3 PLAISTOW ----- Lord Darlington
4 STAMFORD ----- Sir F.Standish
Also

WRANGLER

----- Sir Charles Bunbury
Also CHAMELEON ----- Lord Egremont
Also COLT BY WOODPECKER OR PRECIPITATE ----- Lord Egremont
11/8 Stamford
2/1 Plaistow
10/1 Colt by Fidget
20/1 Esculus