This was run on Wednesday 3rd June 1840 and the winner was bred by Mr Nowell and trained by John Forth. There were 17 runners from an initial entry of 144. The winner won by 1/2 length for a first prize of £3,775, the equivalent of £2,760,000 today.

THE DERBY 1840

LITTLE WONDER SR 1982

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 LITTLE WONDER William Macdonald Mr David Robertson
2 LAUNCELOT William Scott Lord Westminster
3 DISCORD John Day Jnr. Mr Etwall
Also CONFEDERATE S.Rogers Mr Houldsworth
Also ASSASSIN E.Edwards Lord Albemarle
Also AMURATH Nat Flatman Lord Exeter
Also PATHFINDER G.Nelson Lord Kelburne
Also BOKHARA J.Chapple Sir G.Heathcote
Also SCUTARI S.Darling Lord Exeter
Also MONOPS W.Wakefield Captain Gardnor
Also MULEY ISHMAEL Jem Robinson Lord Jersey
Also COLT BY EMILIUS John Day Duke of Cleveland
Also COLT BY MULEY John Forth Mr Forth
Also ANGELO P.Conolly Lord Orford
Also THEON T.Lye Duke of Cleveland
Also NONGIFTED Simon Templeman Colonel Wyndham
Also

SOPHOCLES

Frank Buckle Sir Gilbert Heathcote
  Betting
9/4 Launcelot
7/2 Discord
7/2 Assassin
6/1 Theon
20/1 Scutari
20/1 Bokhara
25/1 Pathfinder
28/1 Confederate
30/1 Colt by Muley
40/1 Nongifted
40/1 Angelo
50/1 Little Wonder Picture courtesy of Michael Church, Official Epsom Derby Historian.
1000/15 Muley Ishmael    
100/1 Colt by Emilius    
100/1 Sophocles    
100/1 Monops    
100/1 Amurath    
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