This was run on Thursday 25th May 1826 and the winner was 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 G.Dockeray Lord Egremont
2 SHAKESPEARE ----- Mr West
Also DERVISE ----- Duke of Grafton
Also BLACK SWAN ----- Lord 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