The 15th winner of the St Leger, held on Tuesday 28th September 1790 over the 2 miles of Town Moor, was Ambidexter, a bay colt by Phenomenon out of Manilla, owned by Mr Dealtry. A field of 9 runners contested the race, although there were 15 subscriptions of 25 guineas each, which was worth 375 Guineas. (Equivalent to £55,600 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
AMBIDEXTER George Searle George Searle Mr Dealtry 5/1
FORTITUDE     Lord Archibald Hamilton 12/1
SPANKER     Duke of Hamilton 7/4 jf
UNNAMED CHESTNUT COLT BY PHENOMENON     Lord Archibald Hamilton 25/1
VIOLET     Sir Thomas Gascoigne 25/1
PARTRIDGE     Sir G Armytage 7/4 jf
PLOUGHBOY     Colonel Radcliffe 25/1
RANTAWAY     Sir W Vavasour 25/1
FOX     Mr Garforth 25/1
Note that only horses priced at 12/1 or better were recorded, all others have been allocated 25/1. The winner made his racecourse debut at York on 19th May 1790 when he won a 200 Guineas Match. He then returned to York for 2 further races, being defeated in both. He then went to Doncaster to record his unexpected victory in the St Leger, whilst his 4 year old career was marked by defeats at York, Chesterfield, Wakefield and Doncaster. Over Round 112%

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