This was run on Wednesday 22nd May 1844 and the winner was bred by Colonel Jonathan Peel and trained by Mr Cooper at Newmarket. There were 29 runners from an initial entry of 153. First passed the post by 3/4 length was Running Rein who was disqualified, and there were 2 lengths between Orlando and Ionian. The first prize was £4,450, the equivalent of £3,150,000 today.

THE DERBY 1844

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 ORLANDO Ethaniel Flatman Colonel Jonathan Peel
2 IONIAN G.Edwards Colonel Jonathan Peel
3 BAY MOMUS F.Butler Colonel George Anson
4 THE UGLY BUCK John Day Jnr. Mr John Day
5 AKBAR J.Chapple Sir Gilbert Heathcote
Also RATAN S.Rogers Mr Crockford
Also VOLTRI W.Day Mr John Day
Also T'AULD SQUIRE J.Holmes Mr Bowes
Also CAMPUNERO Perren Sir G.Heathcote
Also QUI TAM J.Robinson Mr Ford
Also MOUNT CHARLES Bumby Mr J.Osborne
Also PHALARIS Whitehouse Mr Ford
Also CROTON OIL W.Howlett Lord George Bentinck
Also BEAUMONT G.Calloway Mr A.W.Hill
Also LEANDER Bell Mr Litchwald
Also NEEDFUL W.Cotton Mr Gratwicke
Also COLT BY ELIS Sly Mr Herbert
Also THE ASHSTEAD PET Boyce Mr Forth
Also LOADSTONE S.Darling Mr Gregory
Also COLT BY VELOCIPEDE Hesseltine Lord Glasgow
Also LANCET S.Templeman Lord Westminster
Also TELEMACHUS J.Marson Mr St. Paul
Also KING OF THE GIPSIES Marlow Mr Ongley
Also BRITISH TAR M.Jones Mr M.Jones
Also BEAUFRONT J.Howlett Mr Cuthbert
Also COCKMAROO Simpson Lord Maidstone
Also DICK THORNTON Darling Jnr. Mr Dixon
Also ELEMI S.Chifney Jnr. Mr Thornhill
Disq.

RUNNING REIN

S.Mann Mr A.Wood
5/2 The Ugly Buck
3/1 Ratan
10/1 Running Rein
14/1 Leander
15/1 Ionian
20/1 Orlando
20/1 Akbar
20/1 Qui Tam
20/1 Bay Momus
Running Rein, disqualified after finishing first passed the post by 3/4 length.