This was run on Wednesday 27th May 1868 and the winner was trained by John Porter at Kingsclere. There were 18 runners from an initial entry of 260. The winner won by 1/2 a length in 2 mins 43.5 secs, with a good distance between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £6,800, the equivalent of £3,650,000.

THE DERBY 1868

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 BLUE GOWN J.Wells Sir J Hawley
2 KING ALFRED Norman Baron Rothschild
3 SPECULUM Kenyon Duke of Newcastle
4 ST RONAN Jeffery Mr Chaplin
5 ROSICRUCIAN Custance Sir J.Hawley
Also PAUL JONES Parry Mr Hodgman
Also ORION Clement Mr Beadman
Also GREEN SLEEVE J.Adams Sir J.Hawley
Also LADY ELIZABETH G.Fordham Marquis of Hastings
Also THE FOREST KING J.Snowden Sir L.Newman
Also COCK'O THE WALK H.Day Mr John Day
Also BROTHER TO BIRD ON THE WING Cameron Lord Glasgow
Also VISCOUNT J.Osborne Mr J.Scott
Also CAP-A-PIE Grimshaw Colonel Pearson
Also SEE SAW Maidment Lord Wilton
Also SUFFOLK J.Daley Baron Rothschild
DNF SAMSON T.French Mr Padwick
DNF

FRANCHISE

Chaloner Lord Ailsbury
7/4 Lady Elizabeth
7/2 Blue Gown
8/1 Paul Jones
10/1 Suffolk
100/7 Speculum
100/6 Orion
25/1 Green Sleeve
30/1 Rosicrucian
40/1 Cap-a-Pie
40/1 St Ronan
50/1 King Alfred
50/1 The Forest King
100/1 Franchise
100/1 See Saw
100/1 Viscount
200/1 Brother to Bird on the Wing
200/1 Cock 'O the Walk
200/1 Samson
  Over-Round 111%