This was run on Wednesday 30th May 1888 and the winner was bred by the 6th Duke of Portand and trained by George Dawson at Newmarket. There were 9 runners from an initial entry of 169. The winner won by 2 lengths in 2 mins 43 secs, with 5 lengths between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £3,675, the equivalent of £1,550,000 today.

THE DERBY 1888

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 AYRSHIRE Fred Barrett 6th Duke of Portland
2 CROWBERRY J.Osborne Mr R.C.Vyner
3 VAN DIEMAN'S LAND J.Watts Mr C.D.Rose
4 GALORE F.Webb Mr Noel Fenwick
5 ORBIT Tom Cannon Duke of Westminster
6 CHILLINGTON S.Loates Lord Bradford
7 NETHERAVON Robinson Mr J.N.Astley
8 GAUTBY Elliot Mr R.C.Vyner
9

SIMON PURE

Rickaby Mr R.H.Combe
5/6 Ayrshire
11/2 Orbit
6/1 Crowberry
100/14 Galore
20/1 Van Dieman's Land
40/1 Netheravon
100/1 Chillington
100/1 Simon Pure
250/1 Gautby
  Over-Round 107%