This was run on Wednesday 25th May 1842 and the winner was bred by Colonel Hancox and trained by John Scott at Malton. There were 24 runners from an initial entry of 180. The winner won by 2 lengths to claim a first prize of £4,900, the equivalent of £3,300,300 today and breaking the 'relative' £3 million barrier.

THE DERBY 1842

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 ATTILA William Scott Colonel George Anson
2 ROBERT DE GORHAM Cotton Lord Verulam
3 BELCOEUR J.Marson Mr Allen
Also AUCKLAND T.Lye Lord Westminster
Also COLT BY AGREEABLE S.Chifney Jnr. Mr Meiklam
Also POLICY F.Butler Mr Forth
Also SEAHORSE Nat Flatman General Yates
Also PALLADIUM W.Day Mr Etwall
Also THE ONEIDA CHIEF Sly Mr Connop
Also LASSO Hesseltine Mr Charlton
Also HYDASPES J.Chapple Sir G.Heathcote
Also NESSUS Whitehouse Mr Herbert
Also JACK J.Holmes Lord Chesterfield
Also ROVER W.Macdonald Mr Goodman
Also THE GOLDEN RULE Bell Mr Forth
Also DEVIL AMONG THE TAILORS S.Darling Mr George Osbaldeston
Also CHATHAM S.Rogers Lord George Bentinck
Also CHEOPS W.Wakefield Mr Pryse Pryse
Also THE BARONET S.Templeman Mr G.Clark
Also SINGLETON Francis Colonel Wyndham
Also WILLIAM DE FORTIBUS Cartwright Lord Westminster
Also COMBEMERE Marlow Mr Copeland
Also COLDRENICK J.Day Mr Trelawny
Also

DEFIER

J.Robinson Mr Gregory
11/8 Coldrenick
5/1 Attila
12/1 Jack
12/1 The Golden Rule/Policy (coupled)
14/1 Seahorse
20/1 Colt by Agreeable
30/1 Chatham
40/1 Combemere
40/1 William de Fortibus
40/1 Lasso
40/1 Hydaspes
50/1 Auckland
100/1 Robert de Gorham
100/1 Belcoeur
100/1 Palladium
100/1 The Oneida Chief
100/1 Nessus
100/1 Rover
100/1 Devil Among The Tailors
100/1 Cheops
100/1 The Baronet
100/1 Singleton
100/1 Defier
  Over-Round 112%