The 21st winner of the St Leger, held on Tuesday 27th September 1796 over the 2 miles of Town Moor, was Ambrosio, a bay colt by Sir Peter out of Tulip, owned by Mr Joseph Cookson. A field of 7 runners contested the race, although there were 15 subscriptions of 25 guineas each, which was worth 375 Guineas. (Equivalent to £41,300 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
AMBROSIO John Jackson Frank Neale Mr Joseph Cookson 4/5 fav
CARDINAL Mr G Crompton
ORPHAN Sir Henry Vane Tempest
OPPOSITION Sit T Gascoigne
HARRY ROWE Mr Wentworth
CECILIA Earl Fitzwilliam
After his odds on victory in the St Leger, securing a first Classic for owner Mr Cookson, Ambrosio contested the Doncaster Cup the next day but was beaten into third place behind Hambletonian and Sober Robin. In a career consisting of 23 races he won 15, although he suffered a number of defeats at Newmarket later in his career. Over Round N/A
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