This was run on Wednesday 19th May 1858 and the winner was bred by Sir Joseph Hawley and trained by George Manning at Cannons Heath. There were 23 runners from an initial entry of 200. The winner won by a length in 2 mins 54 secs, with 2 lengths between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £5,575, the equivalent of £3,520,000 today.

THE DERBY 1858

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 BEADSMAN John Wells Sir Joseph Hawley
2 TOXOPHILITE Nat Flatman Lord Derby
3 THE HADJI Aldcroft Mr Harrison
4 ECLIPSE George Fordham Mr Howard
Also SUDBURY J.Goater Mr Howard
Also CARMEL Porter Mr Howard
Also FITZ-ROLAND Templeman Sir J.Hawley
Also EAST LANGTON Hughes Mr Crawford
Also PELISSIER Robinson Mr Robinson
Also DUMFRIES French Mr La Mert
Also JORDAN Plumb Captain White
Also PHYSICIAN Kendall Mr Sargent
Also LONGRANGE S.Rogers Mr S.Murland
Also DITTO Bumby Mr R.Jones
Also HARRY STANLEY Cresswell Mr Higgins
Also KING OF SARDINIA R.Pettit Captain Lamotte
Also COLT BY BAY MIDDLETON A.Day Sir J.B.Mills
Also DECEIVER R.Cotton Mr Gratwicke
Also ETHIOPIAN Ashmall Mr Gratwicke
Also THE ANCIENT BRITON Charlton Mr Saxon
Also BROTHER TO BIRD ON THE WING J.Osborne Lord Glasgow
Also KELPIE Bates Mr T.Parr
Also

THE HAPPY LAND

Bray Lord Ribblesdale
100/30 Toxophilite
6/1 Eclipse
8/1 Ethiopian
10/1 Beadsman
12/1 Fitz-Roland
12/1 The Ancient Briton
12/1 Ditto
20/1 The Happy Landing
20/1 Physician
20/1 The Hadji
25/1 Sudbury
25/1 East Langton
25/1 Longrange
40/1 Jordan
40/1 Deceiver
50/1 Kelpie
1000/15 Brother to Bird on the Wing
1000/15 King of Sardinia
100/1 Colt by Bay Middleton
1000/6 Pelissier
200/1 Harry Stanley
200/1 Dumfries
200/1 Carmel
  Over-Round 123%
Shown below is an incredibly rare racecard from the 1858 Derby.