This was run on Wednesday 19th May 1847 and the winner was bred by Mr Robert Cary Elwes of Great Billing Hall, Northamptonshire, and trained by John Day at Danebury. There were 32 runners from an initial entry of 188. The winner won by a length in 2 mins 52 secs, with 4 lengths between second and third. The first prize was £5,500, (The equivalent of £542,400 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).



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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 COSSACK Simon Templeman Mr T H Pedley
2 WAR EAGLE W.Boyce Mr Bouverie
3 VAN TROMP J.Marson Lord Eglinton
Also CNYNGHAM A.Day Sir R.Pigot
Also RED HEART W.Cotton Duke of Richmond
Also LIMESTONE S.Darling Jnr. Mr Merry
Also MR MARTIN G.Calloway Mr Mostyn
Also HALO H.Bell Duke of Richmond
Aslo NOTTINGHAM E.Edwards Lord E.Russell
Also WANOTA Marlow Lord Caledon
Also OXONIAN R.Sly Mr Irwin
Also PLANET W.Abdale Mr Mostyn
Also GABBLER Kitchener Mr Mostyn
Also CROZIER Ford Mr Mostyn
Also SIGNET Crouch Lord Strathmore
Also RESOLUTION Pettit Captain Delme
Also DELORAINE Hornsby Mr Meiklam
Also MONTPENSIER Bumby Sir R.Bulkeley
Also ALIWAL W.Wakefield Lord Warwick
Also THE LIBERATOR Cartwright Mr O'Brien
Also CHAINBEARER Whitehouse Lord Glasgow
Also THE QUESTIONABLE J.Sharpe Mr Bateman
Also BINGHAM F.Butler Colonel Anson
Also EPIROTE Holmes Mr Bowes
Also BELLEROPHON J.Chapple Sir G.Heathcote
Also GOOD COIN W.Howlett Mr Robertson
Also THE ADMIRAL Bartholomew Mr Lowther
Also MIRMILLO Nat Flatman Mr Greville
Also PANTONMIME S.Mann Mr George Osbaldeston
Also CHRISTOPHER W.Scott Mr S.Conway
Also OLD PORT J.Robinson Mr Worley


G.Edwards Mr Ford
5/2 Conyngham
5/1 Cossack
7/1 Van Tromp
16/1 Mirmillo
16/1 Red Heart
16/1 Oxonian
20/1 War Eagle
20/1 Planet
20/1 Wanota
40/1 Bingham
40/1 Old Port
50/1 Halo
1000/15 Deloraine
100/1 Crozier
Shown below is an incredibly rare racecard from the 1847 Derby.