This was run on Wednesday 23rd May 1855 and the winner was bred by Mr Francis Popham and trained by Mr Rickaby at Ashdown Park. There were 12 runners from an initial entry of 191. The winner won by 2 lengths in 2 mins 54 secs, with a head between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £5,075, the equivalent of £3,210,000 today.

THE DERBY 1855

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 WILD DAYRELL Robert Sherwood Mr Francis Popham
2 KINGSTOWN A.Day Mr H.Hill
3 LORD OF THE ISLES Aldcroft Mr Merry
4 FLATTERER Bartholomew Mr Atkins
5 COROEBUS Waddington Lord Eglinton
Also RYLSTONE G.Oates Mr J.J.Henderson
Also COURTENAY J.Prince Mr Norton
Also STROOD H.Goater Lord Anglesey
Also LITTLE BROWNIE J.Marson Mr W.Garret
Also THE CAVE ADULLAM Collins Mr W.Smith
Also DIRK HATTERAICK C.Marlow Lord Eglinton
Also

LORD ALFRED

J.Osborne Mr J.Osborne
Evens Wild Dayrell
7/4 Lord of the Isles
12/1 Kingstown
12/1 Dirk Hatteraick
20/1 Flatterer
30/1 Rylstone
50/1 The Cave Adullam
1000/15 Lord Alfred
100/1 Strood
100/1 Little Brownie
200/1 Coroebus
200/1 Courtenay
  Over-Round 116%