This was run on Thursday 22nd May 1828 and there were 15 runners from an initial entry of 89. There was a dead heat and this resulted in a run-off which was won by Cadland by half a length. The first prize was £2,600, (The equivalent of £268,800 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator). The winner was bred by the 5th Duke of Rutland and trained by Dixon Boyce.



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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 CADLAND Jem Robinson Duke of Rutland
2 THE COLONEL William Scott Mr Petre
Also ZINGANEE Sam Chifney jnr** Mr W.Chifney
Also ALCASTON Frank Buckle jnr** Mr Benson
Also COLT BY WALTON T Goodisson** Mr Payne
Also RIOTER William Arnull** Lord Ailesbury
Also OMEN John Day** Duke of Grafton
Also LANCASTRIAN R Boyce** Duke of Grafton
Also NAVARION Sam Darling** Lord Grosvenor
Also CHALLENGER Chapple** Mr Sadler
Also LAMBTONIAN H Edwards** Mr Houldsworth
Also MERCHANT Conolly** Mr Thornhill
Also PALEMON Wakefield** Mr Sowerby
Also JOHN DE BART S Barnard** General Grosvenor


G Snowy** Mr Heathcote
7/2 The Colonel    
4/1 Cadland    
10/1 Zinganee    
8/1 Colt by Walton    
14/1 Lambtonian    
18/1 Omen    
20/1 Challenger    
20/1 Lancastrian    
In the run-off they bey 4/5 The Colonel and Evens Cadland.
**NOTE that only the jockeys of the first two were recorded in the Racing Calendar. However, each of the other jockeys have been listed as 'best guesses' given that they regularly rode for the owner that season and rode the Derby horse in their previous races.
Picture courtesy of Michael Church, Official Epsom Derby Historian.

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