This was run on Wednesday 7th June 1989 and the winner was trained by Major Dick Hern. The winner won by 5 lengths with 2 lengths between second and third. The winning time was 2 mins 34.9 secs and the first prize was £296,000, the equivalent of £720,000 today. There were 12 runners and the winner was owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum, the second by The Dowager Lady Beaverbrook, and the third by Lady Harrison.

THE DERBY 1989

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Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer
1 NASHWAN Willie Carson Major W.R.Hern
2 TERIMON M.Roberts Clive Brittain
3 CACOETHES Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
4 ILE DE NISKY George Duffield G.A.Huffer
5 MILL POND Pat Eddery Patrick L. Biancone
6 GRAN ALBA Brian Rouse Richard Hannon
7 CLASSIC FAME John Reid M.V.O'Brien
8 TORJOURN Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani
9 FLOCKTON'S OWN Richard Hills J.R.Shaw
10 PRINCE OF DANCE Steve Cauthen Major W.R.Hern
11 WARRSHAN W.R.Swinburn Sir Michael Stoute
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POLAR RUN

Tony Clark Guy Harwood
5/4 Nashwan
3/1 Cacoethes
11/2 Prince of Dance
11/1 Torjourn
13/1 Warrshan
16/1 Mill Pond
20/1 Ile De Nisky
33/1 Classic Fame
80/1 Gran Alba
250/1 Polar Run
500/1 Flockton's Own
500/1 Terimon
  Over-Round 116%