The 29th winner of the St Leger, held on Tuesday 25th September 1804 over the 2 miles of Town Moor, was Sancho, a bay colt by Don Quixote out of a sister to Maid of All Work, owned by Mr Harry Mellish. A field of 11 runners contested the race, although there were 24 subscriptions of 25 guineas each, which was worth 600 Guineas. (Equivalent to £59,800 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SANCHO Frank Buckle Bartle Atkinson Mr Harry Mellish 2/1 fav
MASTER BETTY F Collinson Sir Harry Tempest Vane 7/2
YOUNG CHARIOT W Peirse Sir W Gerard 25/1
DIDDLES John Jackson Mr Mellish 50/1
WITCHCRAFT B Smith Lord Strathmore 25/1
VESTA R Spencer Mr Garforth 25/1
ZODIAC   Lord Darlington 25/1
BROTHER TO ROSANNA   Hon. R L Saville 25/1
QUID   Mr C Norton 4/1
HEATHPOULT   Duke of Queensberry 25/1
SIR BERTRAND   Sir M M Sykes 25/1
The winner won a St Leger full of mishaps. Many of the runners ran below form, while Vesta and Sir Bertrand fell. In a career consisting of 12 races Sancho won 8 of them, including being undefeated in 4 races as a 3 year old. However, many of the four victories at 4 years old were in matches, and he then disappointed as a five year old. Over Round 105%

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