This was run on Wednesday 24th May 1871 and the winner was trained by J Hayhoe at Newmarket. There were 17 runners from an initial entry of 208. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths in 2 min 50 secs, with a dead-heat for second place. The winner won a first prize of £5,125, the equivalent of 2,550,000 today.

THE DERBY 1871

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 FAVONIUS T.French Baron de Rothschild
2= ALBERT VICTOR H.Custance Mr Cartwright
2= KING OF THE FOREST J.Snowden Mr J.Merry
4 DIGBY GRAND G.Fordham Mr G.G.Keswick
Also THE COUNT Cannon Mr Merrik
Also RAVENSHOE Chaloner Mr T.Lombard
Also BOTHWELL J.Osborne Mr J.Johnstone
Also COLUMBUS Hudson Mr J.Johnstone
Also RIPPONDEN Maidment Mr Savile
Also NOBLESSE Morris Mr R.C.Naylor
Also THE PEARL Jeffery Mr H.Chaplin
Also ENEIDE Watkins Mr H.Jennings
Also GRAND COUP Parry Mr Lancelot
Also HYPERION Wyatt Mr Lancelot
Also MR FEEDER Carver Mr H.Delamarre
Also BLENHEIM J.Goater Mr Beverley
Also

FIELD MARSHALL

H.Grimshaw Mr Bowes
5/2 Bothwell
4/1 Albert Victor
8/1 The Pearl
9/1 Favonius
14/1 King of the Forest
100/7 Grand Coup
20/1 Ravenshoe
25/1 The Count
30/1 Noblesse
30/1 Digby Grand
50/1 Ripponden
100/1 Field Marshall
100/1 Mr Feeder
200/1 Eneide
300/1 Blenheim
300/1 Hyperion
300/1 Columbus
  Over-Round 104%
Shown below is a rare racecard from the 1871 Derby.