This was run on Wednesday 5th June 1878 and the winner was trained by A.Taylor Snr. at Manton. There were 22 runners from an initial entry of 231. The winner won by 1/2 a length in 2 mins 56 secs, with 1/2 a length between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £5,825, equivalent to £2,330,000 today.

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 SEFTON H.Constable Mr W Crawford
2 INSULAIRE J.Goater Count F.de Lagrange
3 CHILDERIC Fred Archer Lord Falmouth
4 TOPAZ Dodge 'Mr Acton'
Also CASTLEREAGH J.Osborne Mr R.N.Ball
Also THE CALLANT Hopkins Prince Soltykoff
Also THURIO Rossiter Prince Soltykoff
Also ZANONI T.Chaloner Mr J.R.Peyton
Also ATTALUS H.Custance Mr Houldsworth
Also BONNIE SCOTLAND F.Webb Lord Rosebery
Also CENSER C.Wood Lord Wilton
Also CYPRUS G.Fordham Mr T.Gee
Also JOHN FREDERICK Huxtable Mr T.Melville
Also KNIGHTHOOD J.Snowden Mr J.N.Barlow
Also KNIGHT OF THE CROSS T.Cannon Mr F.Gretton
Also NOBLE S.Mordan Mr T.J.Monck
Also OASIS Morgan Count Festetic
Also PONTOISE Morris Count F.de Lagrange
Also POTENTATE Morbey Mr Mitchell-Innes
Also PRISCILLIAN H.Jeffery Mr Pulteney
Also RIDOTTO Wyatt Lord Rosebery
Also

SIR JOSEPH

Glover Mr W.J.Leigh
100/30 Insulaire
4/1 Bonnie Scotland
6/1 Thurio
6/1 Sir Joseph
100/12 Cyprus
100/12 Sefton
100/8 Childeric
100/7 Attalus
50/1 Knight of the Cross
66/1 Zanoni
100/1 Oasis
200/1 Ridotto
200/1 Priscillian
200/1 Potentate
200/1 Pontoise
200/1 Noble
200/1 Knighthood
200/1 John Frederick
200/1 Censer
200/1 The Callant
200/1 Castlereagh
200/1 Topaz
  Over-Round 121%