This was run on Wednesday 5th June 1889 and the winner was trained by G.Dawson at Newmarket. There were 13 runners from an initial entry of 169. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths in 2 mins 44.4 secs, with a good distance between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £4,050, the equivalent of £1,700,000 today.

THE DERBY 1889

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 DONOVAN T.Loates Duke of Portland
2 MIGUEL G.Barrett Mr J.Gretton
3 EL DORADO T.Cannon Mr Douglas Baird
4 PIONEER J.Watts Mr 'Abington'
Also ENTHUSIAST Calder Mr Douglas Baird
Also THE TURCOPHONE E.Martin Duke of Portland
Also LAUREATE Rickaby Mr J.Hammond
Also GULLIVER Liddiard Mr Rose
Also MORGLAY F.Barrett Mr L.de Rothschild
Also GAY HAMPTON Robinson Mr W.Low
Also FOLENGO Fagan Mr C.Perkins
Also CLOVER F.Webb Mr E.Blanc
Also

ROYAL STAR

J.Woodburn Mr T.Jennings Jnr.
8/11 Donovan
100/8 El Dorado
100/6 Laureate
100/6 Pioneer
20/1 Clover
25/1 Morglay
25/1 Miguel
1000/35 Folengo
33/1 Enthusiast
50/1 Gulliver
50/1 The Turcophone
66/1 Gay Hampton
200/1 Royal Star
  Over-Round 102%