This was run on Wednesday 29th May 1861 and the winner was bred by Mr James Cookson and trained by Mr Oates at Lambourn. There were 18 runners from an initial entry of 236. The winner won by a length in 2 mins 45 secs, with a head between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £6,350, the equivalent of £3,790,000 today.

THE DERBY 1861

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 KETTLEDRUM Ralph Bullock Colonel Charles Towneley
2 DUNDEE Custance Mr J.Merry
3 DIOPHANTUS A.Edwards Lord Stamford
4 AURELIAN J.Goater Mr Hamilton
5 ROYALLIEU H.Grimshaw Count F.de Lagrange
6 KLARIKOFF George Fordham Mr Henry
Also IMAUS A.French Lord Stamford
Also RUSSLEY Withington Mr Merry
Also SEVEN DIALS Sopp Mr Mann
Also DICTATOR J.Osborne Mr Thomas
Also THE DRAKE Aldcroft Lord Glasgow
Also YORKMINSTER J.Snowden Colonel Towneley
Also GARDENER D.Hughes Sir C.Monck
Also ROUGE DRAGON Wells Sir J.Hawley
Also KILDOMAN Clement Mr T.Parr
Also LUPUS A.Day Lord Lincoln
Also ATHERSTONE S.Rogers Mr Penton
Also

LOPCATCHER

Chaloner Mr J.Osborne
3/1 Dundee
4/1 Diophantus
6/1 Dictator
7/1 Klarikoff
12/1 Kildonan
14/1 Rouge Dragon
16/1 Kettledrum
20/1 Royallieu
25/1 The Drake
40/1 Yorkminster
1000/15 Atherstone
1000/15 Aurelian
100/1 Lopcatcher
100/1 Lupus
100/1 Gardener
100/1 Seven Dials
100/1 Russley
100/1 Imaus
  Over-Round 112%