This was run on Thursday 18th May 1820 and the winner was bred by Mr Thomas Thornhill and trained by William Chifney. There were 15 runners from an initial entry of 52. The winner won by 2 lengths to claim the first prize of £1,758 15s, the equivalent of £1,250,000 today.

THE DERBY 1820

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 SAILOR Sam Chifney Jnr Mr Thomas Thornhill
2 ABJER Frank Buckle Mr Udney
3 TIGER ----- Lord G.H.Cavendish
Also SELMA ----- Lord Warwick
Also PINDARRIE ----- Duke of Grafton
Also ARBUTUS ----- Mr Peirse
Also ANTI-GALLICAN ----- Lord Stawell
Also LOCKSLEY ----- Mr Wilson
Also THE DUKE ----- Mr Milnes
Also JOBSON ----- Mr Payne
Also GAMBLER ----- Mr Fox
Also COLT BY WAXY ----- Lord Jersey
Also COLT BY HAPHAZARD ----- Duke of Rutland
Also PRODIGIOUS ----- Mr Lake
Also

HOOPOE

----- Lord Rous
3/1 Pindarrie
4/1 Sailor
9/2 Selma
13/1 Anti-Gallican
15/1 Abjer
15/1 The Duke
18/1 Locksley
25/1 Arbutus