This was run on Wednesday 24th May 1848 and the winner was bred by Lord George Bentinck and trained by John Kent at Goodwood. There were 17 runners from an initial entry of 215. The winner won by a neck in 2 mins 48 secs, with a length between second and third. The first prize was £5,800, the equivalent of £3,980,000 today. The race took place on the New Derby Course for the first time, although the distance remained a mile and a half.

THE DERBY 1848

This year the owner of the second horse received 100 sovereigns out of the stakes and there was a reintroduction of the winner paying 100 sovereigns towards the cots of policing the event.

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 SURPLICE Simon Templeman 3rd Viscount Clifden
2 SPRINGY JACK F.Butler Mr John Bowes
3 SHYLOCK S.Mann Mr B.Green
4 GLENDOWER Nat Flatman Mr Payne
Also NIL DESPERANDUM A.Day Mr J.B.Day
Also THE FOWLER J.Holmes Mr Nunn
Also THE GREAT WESTERN J.Howlett Mr Lillie
Also LOADSTONE J.Marson Lord Clifden
Also OSCAR Bumby Mr Baker
Also THE FIDDLER J.Robinson Duke of Rutland
Also WEATHERCOCK Tant Mr E.R.Clark
Also SPONGE T.Parr Mr T.Parr
Also DEERSTALKER Donaldson Sir J.B.Mills
Also COMET R.Pettit Mr Rolt
Also EAGLES PLUME Marlow Lord Eglinton
Also FERN E.Edwards Major Pitt
Also

FUGLEMAN

S.Rogers Mr George Osbaldeston
Evens Surplice
4/1 Glendower
4/1 Nil Desperandum
14/1 Shylock
15/1 Springy Jack
20/1 Loadstone
40/1 The Great Western
40/1 The Fiddler
40/1 Fugleman
50/1 The Fowler
1000/15 Fern
1000/15 Eagle Plume
100/1 Deerstalker
200/1 Comet
200/1 Sponge
200/1 Weathercock
200/1 Oscar
  Over-Round 123%