St Leger

The St Leger is a Group 1 race run over one mile and six furlongs, open to colts and fillies aged three, and is scheduled to take place at Doncaster in September. It is the final of Britain’s five classic races, and the final leg of the Flat Triple Crown which starts with the 2000 Guineas and the Derby for colts, and the 1000 Guineas and the Oaks for fillies.

Having been established in 1776, the St Leger is the oldest of the five classics. The last Triple Crown contender was Camelot, who finished second to Encke at Doncaster in 2012, and the most recent winner was Nijinsky all the way back in 1970.

 

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St Leger Top Trainer in recent times

Dick Hern – 6 wins

Hethersett (1962), Provoke (1965), Bustino (1974), Dunfermline (1977), Cut Above (1981), Sun Princess (1983)

 

St Leger Leading Jockey in recent times

Lester Piggott – 8 wins

St Paddy (1960), Aurelius (1961), Ribocco (1967), Ribero (1968), Nijinsky (1970), Athens Wood (1971), Boucher (1972), Commanche Run (1984)

 

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St Leger Racecard

The St Leger is the feature race, but the supporting card at Doncaster is an excellent one. It includes:

Portland Handicap – a class 2 handicap race for horses aged three and up over five furlongs

Park Stakes – a Group 2 race for horses aged three and up over seven furlongs

Champagne Stakes – a Group 2 race for two-year-old colts and geldings held over seven furlongs

St Leger Stakes – the feature race on the card

 

 

There is usually a bumper crowd at Doncaster for St Leger day

 

St Leger Betting

There is massive interest in betting on the St Leger  both online and in betting shops in the UK and Ireland. The St Leger is shown on TV and a large audience will tune in to cheer home the final classic winner of the season, with an increased interest if one of the runners is attempting to complete the Triple Crown. Bookies tend to compete with each other to offer the best prices for big races such as the Leger, so it may pay to shop around before committing your money.

 

St Leger Free Bets & Betting Offers

As with any big race, the top online bookies like Paddy Power and Betfair will have St Leger Free Bets and St Leger Betting Offers. Often the bookies will give you an enhanced price on one of the favourites, particularly if they are heavily odds-on, or going for the Triple Crown, or they may offer a Bet Through The Card – get free bets when you bet on the first race of the St Leger meeting. Either way, we have you covered here with the best sign-up offer and betting specials for the St Leger at Doncaster.

 

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St Leger Runners & Form

Timeform is your best bet for finding the winner of the St Leger. When the race card for St Leger Day is available over on our Races page, you will be able to find the latest form and insight on all of the St Leger runners from the team of expert tipsters at Timeform. Our St Leger runner-by-runner guides will be available on our website and on our mobile app

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St Leger Tips

Want to know which horses the expert Timeform Tipsters are backing on St Leger Day? You can get free tips for St Leger Day either on the Timeform website or app. However you like to bet, Timeform has you covered with St Leger betting tips.  

St Leger Latest News, Odds & Results

Follow all the build up to the St Leger on the News pages at Timeform. Whether you are after the latest betting odds, market movers, going updates and non-runners, plus the latest from the stables of the top horses for the St Leger, you’ll find it right here. Simply want to know which horse was first past the post? Then go to our Results page to get the latest St Leger results.

 

 

St Leger Past Winners – this Century

Year

Horse

Timeform Rating

Starting Price

2000

MILLENARY

122

11/4

2001

MILAN

126

13/8

2002

BOLLIN ERIC

125

7/1

2003

BRIAN BORU

124

5/4

2004

RULE OF LAW (USA)

125

3/1

2005

SCORPION (IRE)

123

10/11

2006

SIXTIES ICON

123

11/8

2007

LUCARNO (USA)

119

7/2

2008

CONDUIT (IRE)

127

8/1

2009

MASTERY

122

14/1

2010

ARCTIC COSMOS (USA)

123

12/1

2011

MASKED MARVEL

122

15/2

2012

ENCKE (USA)

123

25/1

2013

LEADING LIGHT (IRE)

120

7/2

2014

KINGSTON HILL

123

9/4

2015

SIMPLE VERSE (IRE)

119

8/1

2016

HARBOUR LAW

119

22/1

2017

CAPRI (IRE)

124

3/1