The 45th winner of the St Leger, held on Monday 18th September 1820 over the St Leger course of Town Moor, was St Patrick, a chestnut colt by Walton out of a dam by Dick Andrews, owned by Sir Edward Smith, trained at Tupgill, Middleham by John Lonsdale and ridden by Bob Johnson. A field of 27 runners contested the race, although there were 72 subscriptions of 25 guineas each, which was worth 1800 Guineas. (Equivalent to £145,400 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
ST PATRICK Robert Johnson John Lonsdale Sir Edward Smith 7/1
COPELAND John Shepherd   Mr Benson 100/1
LOCKSLEY William Clift   Mr Wilson 15/1
THE LADY OF THE VALE Frank Buckle   Mr Ferguson 17/1
LANGAR P Haslan   Lord Sligo 100/4
CORA G Dockeray   Mr Gascoigne 100/1
TISIPHONE Mr Houldsworth 100/1
THE ATHENIAN Lord Exeter 100/1
THE DUKE Mr Milnes 100/1
DUNISINANE Mr Lambton 100/3
CAVALIER Mr Lambton 8/1
MONREITH Sir William Maxwell 100/1
TRAMPER Mr Watt 8/1
CAESAR Mr Watt 100/1
ANTELOPE Sir M M Sykes 100/1
RAY WOOD Sir W Howard 100/1
LANGTONIAN Sir W Milner 100/1
WOODBINE Mr Watson 16/1
ARBUTUS Mr Henry Peirse 4/1 fav
ELIZA LEEDS Mr Harrison 100/1
VOLUNTEER Mr E E Dawson 100/1
FELTON Mr Orde 100/1
ALEXANDER Mr Armstrong 100/1
McRORY Mr Brown 100/1
DEXTER Mr Brown 100/1
CARPENTER Mr G Humble 100/1
In a race which witnessed the largest field to date to contest this final Classic of the season the early running was made by Dunsinane. The colt continued to set a strong pace beyond the hill and it was only at the distance that St Patrick took over and won in a canter in 3 minutes 26 seconds. He contested 7 races in total, winning 6 of them including both the York Gold Cup and Pontefract Gold Cup in 1821. Over Round 105%
Note:The image above is in the public domain being by John Frederick Herring who died over 150 years ago in 1865.

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