This was run on Wednesday 2nd June 1897 and the winner was bred by Mr John Gubbins and trained by Sam Darling at Beckhampton. There were 11 runners from an initial entry of 291. The winner won by 2 lengths, with 8 lengths between second and third. Thw inners time was 2 mins 44 secs. The winner won a first prize of £5,450, the equivalent of £2,010,000 today.

THE DERBY 1897

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 GALTEE MORE Charlie Wood John Gubbins
2 VELASQUEZ John Watts Lord Rosebery
3 HISTORY Mornington Cannon Sir S.Scott
4 OAKDENE Otto Madden HRH Prince of Wales
Also

EAGER

F.Rickaby Mr 'Fairie'
Also FRISSON Calder Mr C.D.Rose
Also MONTEREY F.Allsopp Mr Wallace Johnstone
Also SILVER FOX S.Loates Mr J.G.Joicey
Also PRIME MINISTER W.Robinson Mr T.Wadlow
Also ST CLOUD II Bradford Mr J.R.Keene
Also ANGELOS F.Finlay Mr 'Jersey'
1/4 Galtee More
10/1 Velasquez
25/1 History
33/1 Silver Fox
50/1 Eager
50/1 Monterey
66/1 Oakdene
100/1 St Cloud II
100/1 Frisson
100/1 Prime Minister
200/1 Angelos
  Over-Round 105%