This was run on Wednesday 24th May 1787 and 7 ran, although there were initially 33 subscribers. It took place over the last mile and a half and was worth £1,050 (The equivalent of £156,800 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator). The winner was a brown horse by Highflyer out of Papillon.



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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 SIR PETER TEAZLE Sam Arnull 12th Earl of Derby
2 GUNPOWDER ----- Colonel Dennis O'Kelly
3 BUSTLER ----- Mr Vernon
Also MENTOR Frank Buckle** Lord Grosvenor


----- Lord Grosvenor
Also COLT BY PONTIFEX ----- Mr Charlton
Also OSPRAY ----- Lord Clermont
7/4 Bustler    
2/1 Sir Peter Teazle    
3/1 Mentor/Colt by Justice (coupled)    
8/1 Gunpowder    
25/1 Ospray    
25/1 Colt by Pontifex    
  Over-round 113%    

**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.

Picture courtesy of Michael Church, Official Epsom Derby Historian.

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