This was run on Wednesday 30th May 1838 and the winner was bred by Sir Gilbert Heathcote and trained by Ralph Sherwood at Epsom. There were 23 runners from 134 initial subscribers. The winner won by a length and the first prize was £4,005, the equivalent of £2,850,000 today.

THE DERBY 1838

AMATO SR 2016

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 AMATO Jem Chapple Sir Gilbert Heathcote
2 ION A.Pavis Colonel Peel
3 GREY MOMUS J.Day Lord George Bentinck
Also ALBERMARLE J.Holmes Lord Westminster
Also TOM S.Darling Mr Buckley
Also DORMOUSE S.Rogers Mr Worrall
Also CONSERVATOR Mr Forth Mr Forth
Also PHOENIX J.Robinson Lord Jersey
Also D'EGVILLE J.Day Jnr. Lord George Bentinck
Also YOUNG ROWTON S.Chiffney Jnr. Mr Payne
Also BULLION P.Conolly Captain Berkeley
Also THE EARLY BIRD S.Templeman Mr E.Peel
Also DRUM MAJOR G.Edwards Mr Edwards
Also CHEMIST W.Wheatley Duke of Grafton
Also CONSTANTINE T.Lye Sir J.Boswell
Also DAEDALUS Nat Flatman General Grosvenor
Also ORANGE BOY G.Boast Mr Stirling
Also VOLUNTEER E.Edwards Sir J.Mills
Also COLT BY REVELLER Wakefield Mr Bond
Also ST FRANCIS Pettit Jnr. Mr Pettit
Also BLAISE Perren Jnr. Mr Tarleton
Also COBHAM W.Scott Mr Combe
Also

BRETBY

H.Edwards Lord Chesterfield
  Betting
5/2 Grey Momus
7/2 Cobham
7/1 Phoenix
8/1 D'Egville
13/1 Ion
15/1 Young Rowton
25/1 The Early Bird
30/1 Amato
30/1 Albermarle
40/1 Conservator
40/1 Chemist Picture courtesy of Michael Church, Official Epsom Derby Historian.
50/1 Bullion    
1000/15 Drum Major    
1000/15 Bretby    
100/1 Blaise    
100/1 St Francis    
100/1 Colt by Reveller    
100/1 Volunteer    
100/1 Daedulus    
100/1 Orange Boy    
100/1 Constantine    
100/1 Tom    
100/1 Dormouse    
  Over-Round 123%