The Gold Cup which had a value of 100 gns with an addition £341 and 4 shillings added by subscribers was run over four miles on 6 October 1819. The field consisted of six horses with William Garforth's Otho winning. Mr Riddell's Doctor Syntax came second and Colonel Cradock's Sir Walter third. Contemporary newspaper reports have conflicting details with regards to the unplaced runners, however it was noted that there were 'high odds against the winner [10 to 1]', and it was 'a most excellent race'. (Edward and James Weatherby's Racing Calendar for 1819).