This was run on Wednesday 28th May 1873 and the winner was bred by Sir Tatton Sykes and trained by Robert Peck at Russley. There were 12 runners from an initial entry of 201. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths in 2 mins 50 secs, with a dead-heat for second place. The winner won a first prize of £4,825, the equivalent of £2,240,000 today.

THE DERBY 1873

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 DONCASTER Fred Webb Mr James Merry
2= GANG FORWARD T.Chaloner Mr W.S.Crawfurd
2= KAISER Maidment Mr Savile
4 CHANDOS T.Cannon Lord Aylesford
Also MONTARGIS Carrat Count de Juigne
Also BEADROLL Low Mr W.S.Crawfurd
Also ANDRED T.French Lord Falmouth
Also SNAIL Baverstock Mr Dane
Also HOCHSTAPLER J.Osborne Count Renard
Also SULEIMAN G.Fordham Mr F.Gretton
Also SOMERSET Custance Lord Lonsdale
Also

METER

Parry Mr H.Levy
9/4 Gang Forward
4/1 Kaiser
9/2 Hochstapler
9/1 Montargis
10/1 Chandos
20/1 Somerset
20/1 Suleiman
45/1 Doncaster
50/1 Andred
1000/15 Meter
100/1 Snail
100/1 Beadroll
  Over-Round 104%