The 37th winner of the St Leger, held on Monday 21st September 1812 over the 2 miles of Town Moor, was Otterington, a bay colt by Golumpus out of a dam by Expectation, owned by Mr Ralph Rob. A field of 24 runners contested the race, although there were 57 subscriptions of 25 guineas each, which was worth 1425 Guineas. (Equivalent to £105,900 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
OTTERINGTON Robert Johnson W Hessletine Mr Ralph Rob 1000/10
BENEDICT T Goodisson   Lord Strathmore 9/1
HERRINGTON John Jackson   Mr Beckwith 8/1
MANUELLA W Peirse   Mr Hewett 3/1 fav
MASTER RICHARD Duke of Hamilton 100/6
SKIP Mr N B Hodgson 100/1
CATTON Lord Scarbrough 9/2
FITZ-OLIVER Sir J L Kaye 100/1
PLOUGHBOY Duke of Hamilton 100/5
SIR HEDWORTH Mr Boulton 100/1
ORIAN Mr Uppleby 100/1
PATALINI Mr Harrison 100/1
YOUNG DELPINI Mr T Sykes 100/1
TARQUIN Duke of Leeds 100/1
WHITBURN Lord Darlington 5/1
WISDOM Mr Wilton 100/1
AMBO Mr Price 100/8
TROJAN Mr Garforth 100/1
MARCIANA Mr Garforth 100/1
COLDSTREAM Mr T Duncombe 100/1
COMMISSARY Sir B Graham 100/1
FOX Mr J Hebden 100/1
SMART Mr Hasslehurst 100/1
KID Mr Gascoigne 200/7
After Kid fell early and Smart was pulled up, the race developed with Herrington and Otterington cutting out the running. At the distance they were joined by Benedict and a terrific struggle ensued before Otterington got home by half a head in 3 minutes 31 seconds. Apart from the St Leger Otterington won only one other of his 16 races, making him arguably the weakest St Leger winner of all time. Over Round 117%
Note: The image of the owner of the second shown above is in the public domain as the artist died more than 150 years ago.

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