This was run on Wednesday 1st June 1881 and the winner was trained by J.Pincus at Newmarket. There were 15 runners from an initial entry of 242. The winner won by 1/2 a length in 2 mins 50 secs, with 2 lemgths between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £5,925, the equivalent of £2,530,000 today.

THE DERBY 1881

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 IROQUOIS Fred Archer Mr P Lorillard
2 PEREGRINE F.Webb Mr Grosvenor
3 TOWN MOOR Lemaire Lord Rosebery
4 SCOBELL Rossiter Prince Soltykoff
Also GEOLOGIST Tom Cannon Mr F.Gretton
Also DON FULANO C.Wood Mr J.R.Keene
Also ST LOUIS G.Fordham Mr Crawfurd
Also FORTISSIMO Luke Lord Vivian
Also TRISTAN J.Goater Mr Lefevre
Also LIMESTONE W.McDonald Lord Bradford
Also CULLODEN Gallon Mr Mackintosh
Also CUMBERLAND Morbey Captain Machell
Also MARSHALL MACDONALD Morgan Mr J.R.Keene
Also FORTUNE'S FAVOURITE Mordan Colonel Roden
Also

VOLUPTUARY

J.Osborne Lord Rosebery
6/5 Peregrine
11/2 Iroquois
100/15 Geologist
100/8 St Louis
20/1 Don Fulano
20/1 Scobell
25/1 Town Moor/Voluptuary (coupled)
60/1 Fotissimo
60/1 Tristan
60/1 Limestone
100/1 Cumberland
200/1 Fortune's Favourite
200/1 Marshall Macdonald
200/1 Culloden
  Over-Round 104%