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.
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)
Ryan Moore won the 2017 renewal with Capri
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.
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.
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