This was run on Wednesday 16th May 1866 and the winner was bred by Colonel Mark Pearson and trained by James Dover at Ilsley. There were 26 runners from an initial entry of 274. The winner won by a head in 2 mins 50 secs, with 3 lengths between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £7,350, the equivalent of £4,150,000 making it, in relative terms, the third most valuable Derby of all time.

THE DERBY 1866

LORD LYON SR 2031

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 LORD LYON Harry Custance Mr Richard Sutton
2 SAVERNAKE T.French Lord Ailsbury
3 RUSTIC Cannon Duke of Beaufort
4 KNIGHT OF THE CRESCENT J.Adams Lord Exeter
5 JANITOR Wells Baron Rothschild
6 VESPASIAN J.Grimshaw Mr H.Chaplin
7 STRATHCONAN J.Snowden Mr Wall
Also WESTWICK Ashmall Mr Bowes
Also HAREFIELD Nightingall Mr W.C.Brown
Also KNAPSACK Deacon Mr Rickards
Also REDAN H.Grimshaw Lord St Vincent
Also BLUE RIBAND A.Cowley Marquis of Hastings
Also PLUTUS Parry Count F.de Lagrange
Also FREEDOM A.Edwards Lord Stamford
Also THE STABBER Morris Mr T.Dawson
Also ROBIN HOOD J.Daley Baron Rothschild
Also HIDALGO Carroll Captain Barron
Also DUKE OF YORK J.Mann Prince Soltykoff
Also ABERGELDIE J.Goater Mr Rigby
Also MONARCH OF THE GLEN Chaloner Mr R.C.Naylor
Also THE CORSAIR Loates Mr Savile
Also LANERET Lynch Mr G.Bryan
Also SEALSKIN Doyle Mr Savile
Also COLT BY TOXOPHOLITE J.Osborne Lord Glasgow
Also TACITUS Maidment Mr Lincoln
Also

THE CZAR

Cameron Mr J.Johnstone
5/6 Lord Lyon
5/1 Rustic
12/1 Redan
100/7 Colt by Toxopholite
20/1 Savernake
20/1 Monarch of the Glen
20/1 Blue Riband
30/1 Vespasian
33/1 Knight of the Crescent
40/1 Abergeldie
50/1 Strathconan
1000/15 Westwick
1000/15 Janitor
200/1 Plutus
300/1 The Czar
300/1 Tacitus
300/1 Sealskin
300/1 Laneret
300/1 The Corsair
300/1 Duke of York
300/1 Hidalgo
300/1 Robin Hood
300/1 The Stabber
300/1 Freedom
300/1 Knapsack
300/1 Harefield
  Over-Round 118%