This was run on Thursday 25th May 1826 and the winner was bred by the 3rd Earl of Egremont and trained by Bird. There were 19 runners from an initial entry of 57. The winner won by a length to claim a first prize of £1,800, the equivalent of £1,310,000 today.

THE DERBY 1826

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 LAPDOG George Dockeray 3rd Earl of Egremont
2 SHAKESPEARE ----- Mr West
Also DERVISE ----- 4th Duke of Grafton
Also BLACK SWAN ----- 3rd Earl of Egremont
Also TIRAILLEUR ----- Lord Exeter
Also HOBGOBLIN ----- Lord Exeter
Also SCAMPER ----- Mr Mockford
Also COMPOSER ----- Mr Goddard
Also THE JUSTICE ----- Mr Wilson
Also CARTHAGO ----- Mr Rush
Also MONARCH ----- Mr Roger
Also BOLIVAR ----- Duke of Grafton
Also THE MOSLEM ----- Lord Verulam
Also CLOTHIER ----- Mr Marriott
Also TRUTH ----- Mr Croft
Also SYNTAX ----- Mr Heathcote
Also BARON MUNCHHAUSEN ----- Mr Pettit
Also COLLEGER ----- Mr Wyndham
Also

PREMIER

----- Mr Forth
5/2 Premier
5/1 Tirailleur
7/1 Monarch
7/1 Dervise
10/1 Carthago
13/1 Shakespeare
25/1 Black Swan
50/1 Lapdog