This was run on Wednesday 31st May 1865 and the winner was trained by T.Jennings at Newmarket. There were 30 runners from an initial entry of 249. The winner won by 2 lengths in 2 mins 46 secs, with 1/2 a length between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £6,875, the equivalent of £4,030,000 today.

THE DERBY 1865

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 GLADIATEUR H.Grimshaw Count de Lagrange
2 CHRISTMAS CAROL T.French Mr R.Walker
3 ELTHAM S.Adams Mr W.Robinson
4 LONGDOWN J.Osborne Mr Spencer
Also KATE HAMPTON Norman Mr Palmer
Also TODLEBEN George Fordham Duke of Beaufort
Also LE MANDARIN Hunter Count F. de Lagrange
Also ARCHIMEDES T.Chaloner Lord Stamford
Also RODERICK RANDOM G.Noble Mr Haig
Also ZEPHYR J.Daley Baron Rothschild
Also BREADALBANE Aldcroft Mr Chaplin
Also BROOMIELAW J.Mann Mr Chaplin
Also WILD CHARLEY A.Edwards Mr Merry
Also THE OPPRESSOR J.Doyle Mr Mackenzie
Also KANGAROO J.Grimshaw Marquis of Hastings
Also AUDAX F.Adams Captain Gray
Also BEDMINSTER Wells Sir J.Hawley
Also TILT Perry Mr C.P.Hudson
Also NUTFINDER J.Reeves Lord Poulett
Also ARIEL J.Adams Lord Durham
Also RIFLE H.Covey Lord Glasgow
Also PUEBLA A.Cowley Mr J.B.Morris
Also BRAHMA J.Goater Lord Westmorland
Also KING CHARMING Custance Count Batthyany
Also OLMAR J.Snowden Mr Watt
Also FAREWELL Ashmall Mr Bowes
Also FIRST-BORN Maidment Mr C.E.Johnstone
Also FRIDAY Clement Mr T.Parr
Also RICHMOND Morris Mr G.Reynold
DNS

JOKER

E.Sharp Captain White
5/2 Gladiateur
7/2 Breadalbane
10/1 Archimedes
10/1 Longdown
12/1 Oppressor
100/7 Wild Charley
100/6 Christmas Carol
25/1 Zephyr
50/1 Broomielaw
50/1 Bedminster
50/1 Ariel
50/1 Brahma
100/1 King Charming
100/1 Kangaroo
100/1 Olmar
100/1 Friday
100/1 Farewell
100/1 Roderick Random
100/1 Eltham
1000/8 Richmond
200/1 Joker
200/1 First-Born
200/1 Puebla
200/1 Rifle
200/1 Nutfinder
200/1 Tilt
200/1 Audax
200/1 The Oppressor
200/1 Le Mandarin
200/1 Todleben
  Over-Round 114%