This was run on Thursday 14th May 1812 and 14 ran from an initial list of 47 entries. The winner won by 'half a neck' to claim the first prize of £1,601 5s, the equivalent of £1,100,000 today.

THE DERBY 1812

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 OCTAVIUS W.Arnull Mr R Ladbroke
2 SWEEP W.Wheatley Lord Egremont
3 COMUS F.Buckle Sir J.Shelley
Also WISDOM W.Clift Mr Wilson
Also WHITBURN ----- Mr Stafford
Also PTOLEMY ----- Duke of Rutland
Also BROTHER TO BRISEIS ----- Lord Lowther
Also COLT BY YOUNG EAGLE ----- Sir F.Standish
Also MANUELLA ----- Mr Hewett
Also ANASTASIA ----- General Gower
Also FLASH ----- Mr Mellish
Also BODKIN ----- Mr Mellish
Also POINTERS ----- Mr Lake
Also

COLT BY SIR OLIVER

----- Mr Booth Grey
3/1 Comus
7/2 Manuella
6/1 Whitburn
7/1 Octavius
9/1 Brother to Briseis