Horse Racing: The St.Leger (Records)

The St.Leger is the fifth and final classic of the English flat racing season. It is also the oldest having been first held  in 1776. It is run at Doncaster over 1 miles and 6 furlongs.

Most wins

Jockeys

9   Bill Scott (between 1821 and 1846)

8   John Jackson (between 1791 and 1822)

8   Lester Piggott (between 1960 and 1984)

Trainers

16   John Scott (between 1827  and 1862)

Owners

7   The 9th Duke of Hamilton (between 1786 and 1814)

 

Other Records

Fastest winning time (at Doncaster) – Masked Marvel (2011), 3m 00.44s
Widest winning margin – Never Say Die (1954), 12 lengths
Longest odds winner – Theodore (1822), 200/1
Shortest odds winner – Galtee More (1897), 1/10
Most runners – 30, in 1825
Fewest runners – 3, in 1917

 

The St.Leger is the final leg of the Triple Crown of English Classics. The most celebrated Triple Crown is for colts and consists of the 2000 Guineas, the Derby and the St.Leger.

15 colts have completed the Triple Crown.

West Australian 1853, Gladiateur 1865, Lord Lyon 1866, Ormonde 1886,Common 1891,Isinglass 1893, Galtee More 1897, Flying Fox 1899, Diamond Jubilee 1900, Rock Sand 1903, Pommern 1915, Gay Crusader 1917, Gainsborough 1918, Bahram 1935, Nijinsky 1970.

 

The fillies Triple Crown is made up of the 1000 Guineas, Oaks and St.Leger

These horses have achieved it.

Hannah 1871, Apology 1874, La Fleche 1892, Pretty Polly  1904, Sun Chariot 1942, Meld 1955, Oh So Sharp 1985.

In addition to those Formosa in 1868 and Sceptre in 1902 won the fillies Triple Crown and also the 2000 Guineas.

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