This was run on Wednesday 20th May 1784 and 11 ran, although there were 30 subscribers originally. The winner was a bay horse by Eclipse out of Aspasia.


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The Derby Stakes of 50 Guineas each for 3 year olds, colts 8 st 3 lbs and fillies 8 st. To take place over the last mile and a half with a first prize of £1,076 5s (The equivalent of £152,200 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator). The winner was trained by Colonel Denis O'Kelly.


Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 SERJEANT John Arnull Colonel Dennis O'Kelly
2 CARLO KHAN Frank Buckle** Lord Grosvenor
3 DANCER ----- Lord Derby
4 FENCER ----- HRH Duke of Cumberland


----- Duc de Chartres
Also COLLECTOR ----- Lord Derby
Also PITCH ----- Sir C.Danver
Also PHARAMOND ----- Sir Charles Bunbury
Also COLT BY HEROD ----- Mr Stapleton
Also ISHMAEL ----- Mr Douglas
Also STEADY ----- Lord G.H.Cavendish
3/1 Sergeant    
5/1 Pitch    
5/1 Steady    
7/1 Pharamond    
8/1 Dancer    
8/1 Colt by Herod    
20/1 Carlo Khan    
25/1 Fencer    
25/1 Cantator    
25/1 Collector    
25/1 Ishmael    
  Over-round 112%    

**NOTE that only the winning jockey was recorded in the Racing Calendar. However, Frank Buckle had his first public ride on 17th May 1783 and rode regularly for the 1st Earl of Grosvenor, Richard Grosvenor, until the death of the Earl on 6th August 1802, so on the balance of probability it is likely he partnered the Earl's Derby mounts. After his death Frank teamed up with trainer Robert Robson, who trained for the Dukes of Grafton, Sir Charles Bunbury and Colonel Mellish, but also took some mounts for the eldest son of the 1st Lord Grosvenor, also called Richard. Furthermore, reports after Frank's death in 1832 reported he also rode for Mr Udny, Mr Durand, Mr Cookson and Mr Wilson.

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