This was run on Wednesday 26th May 1869 and the winner was bred by Mr William Sadler and trained by Tom Dawson at Tupgill. There were 22 runners from an initial entry of 247. The winner won by a head in 2 mins 52.5 secs, with a length between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £6,225, the equivalent of £3,170,000 today.

THE DERBY 1869

PRETENDER SR 2018

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 PRETENDER John Osborne Mr John Johnstone
2 PERO GOMEZ Wells Sir J.Hawley
3 THE DRUMMER Morris Mr G.Jones
4 RYSHWORTH Maidment Mr Savile
5 RUPERT T.French Lord Strafford
6 DUKE OF BEAUFORT Cannon Duke of Beaufort
Also KING COPHETUA J.Adams Sir J.Hawley
Also LORD HAWTHORN Hudson Mr J.Johnstone
Also THORWALDSEN Chaloner Mr J.Johnstone
Also THE AEGEAN Parry Mr H.E.Surtees
Also BORDER KNIGHT J.Snowden Sir C.Legard
Also MARTYRDOM G.Fordham Lord Calthorpe
Also BELLADRUM J.Daley Mr J.Merry
Also NEUCHATEL Hammond Mr Savile
Also LADAS Custance Lord Rosebery
Also ALPENSTOCK Mr W.Bevill Lord Royston
Also PERRY DOWN Butler Mr T.Jenning
Also DE VERE Grimshaw Mr J.Dawson
Also TENEDOS Metcalfe Duke of Newcastle
Also TASMAN Kenyon Sir R.Bulkeley
Also ETHUS J.Goater Mr Padwick
Also

DEFENDER

Roper Mr J.Denman
11/8 Pretender

The second horse received 300 Sovereigns from the stake, whilst the third received 150 Sovereigns from the stake.

11/2 Pero Gomez
6/1 Belladrum
100/8 Perry Down
20/1 The Drummer
20/1 Martyrdom
33/1 Border Knight
33/1 Thorwaldsen
50/1 Ryshworth
50/1 Duke of Beaufort
50/1 Rupert
50/1 De Vere
66/1 Ethus
66/1 Ladas
1000/8 King Cophetua
200/1 The Aegean
200/1 Tenedos
200/1 Defender
300/1 Tasman
300/1 Alpenstock
300/1 Neuchatel
300/1 Lord Hawthorn
Over-Round 109%