This was run on Thursday 26th May 1803 and 6 ran from an initial 35 subscribers. The winner won £929 5s, the equivalent of £833,000 today. The winner was bred by Sir Hedworth Williamson and trained by John Lonsdale.

THE DERBY 1803

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 DITTO William Clift Sir Hedworth Williamson
2 SIR OLIVER ----- Lord Grey
3 BROTHER TO STAMFORD ----- Sir Frank Standish
4 DREADNOUGHT ----- Mr G.Watson
5

DISCUSSOR

----- Sir H.T.Vane
6 WHEAT-EAR ----- Colonel Kingscote
7/4 Brother to Stamford
7/2 Ditto
6/1 Discussor
9/1 Sir Oliver
10/1 Dreadnought
10/1 Wheat-Ear
  Over-Round 101%