The 39th winner of the St Leger, held on Monday 26th September 1814 over the St Leger course on Town Moor, was William, a bay colt by Governor out of Elizabeth, owned by the 9th Duke of Hamilton. A field of 12 runners contested the race, although there were 53 subscriptions of 25 guineas each, which was worth 1325 Guineas. (Equivalent to £89,300 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
WILLIAM John Shepherd William Theakston 9th Duke of Hamilton 7/1
HEART OF OAK Frank Buckle   Lord Strathmore 20/1
ARABELLA Mr Fletcher 100/3
FRIDAY Lord Cremorne 100/5
DESDEMONA Lord Fitzwilliam 8/1
BIDDICK Mr Dawson 7/2
TIMANTHUS Mr T Robinson 50/1
WATERLOO Mr Gascoigne 20/1
NORTON Sir W Maxwell 50/1
TEMPEST Sir B R Graham 6/1
EBORINA Mr Peirse 5/2 fav
SPECTRE Major Wilson 50/1
The winner was left at the start but rapidly made up the lost ground and was on level terms after 1/2 a mile. He then took up the running and won uncommonly easy in 3 minutes 32 seconds. In his career he raced 8 times winning 4 of the races. Over Round 111%
Note: The image shown above is from a painting by Francis Cotes who died in 1770 and therefore it is in the public domain.

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