This was run on Wednesday 28th May 1856 and the winner was trained by T.Dawson at Middleham. There were 23 runners from an initial entry of 211. The winner won by a length in 3 mins 4 secs, with 1/2 a length between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £5,875, the equivalent of £3,690,000 today.

THE DERBY 1856

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 ELLINGTON T.Aldcroft Admiral Harcourt
2 YELLOW JACK Wells Mr Howard
3 CANNOBIE R.Sherwood Lord J.Scott
4 FAZZOLETTO Nat Flatman Lord Derby
Also CORONER J.Goater Mr Howard
Also BAY HILTON Ashmall Mr Moseley
Also FLY-BY-NIGHT Bartholomew Mr Bowes
Also WANDERING WILLIE Templeman Lord J.Scott
Also LEAMINGTON Kendall Mr Halford
Also ALEPPO J.Marson Mr Hart
Also WENTWORTH A.Day Mr Fitzwilliam
Also BIRD IN HAND J.Osborne Mr W.Cookson
Also FORBIDDEN FRUIT E.Harrison Mr Murland
Also VANDERMULIN Charlton Mr E.R.Clark
Also PUCK J.Quinton Mr F.S.Swindell
Also MR VERDANT GREEN J.Mann Mr Hobson
Also ARTILLERY Basham Mr Morris
Also ASTROLOGUS G.Mann Lord Anglesey
Also ROGERTHORPE S.Rogers Mr H.Hill
Also PRETTY BOY J.Forster Mr Barber
Also DRAMATIST G.Whitehouse Lord Wilton
Also COTSWOLD R.Sly Mr Night
Also

THE PRINCE

T.Sherwood Mr Gratwicke
5/2 Fazzoletto
7/2 Wentworth
6/1 Cannobie
7/1 Artillery
12/1 Fly-by-Night
12/1 Vandermulin
15/1 Yellow Jack
20/1 Bird in Hand
20/1 Ellington
25/1 Puck
40/1 Bay Hilton
40/1 Leamington
40/1 Rogerthorpe
40/1 Coroner
50/1 Astrologus
100/1 The Prince
100/1 Cotswold
100/1 Dramatist
100/1 Pretty Boy
100/1 Mr Verdant Green
100/1 Forbidden Fruit
100/1 Aleppo
100/1 Wandering Willie
  Over-Round 132%