This was run on Wednesday 4th June 1890 and the winner was bred by HM Queen Victoria and trained by John Porter at Kingslclere. There were 8 runners from an original entry of 233. The winner won by 3/4 length with a neck between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 49.8 secs and the first prize was £5,940, the equivalent of £2,470,000 today.

THE DERBY 1890

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 SAINFOIN John Watts Sir James Miller
2 LE NORD F.Barrett Barob De Rothschild
3 ORWELL G.Barrett Duke of Westminster
4 SUREFOOT Liddiard Mr A.W.Merry
Also GOLDEN GATE T.Cannon Mr E.W.Baird
Also KIRKHAM F.Webb Mr James White
Also RATHBEAL Robinson Captain Machell
Also

MARTAGON

J.Osborne Mr Douglas Baird
40/95 Surefoot
100/15 Sainfoin
100/7 Rathbeal
100/7 Le Nord
50/1 Golden Gate
50/1 Kirkham
100/1 Orwell
100/1 Martagon
  Over-Round 104%