The 47th winner of the St Leger, held on Monday 16th September 1822 over the St Leger course of Town Moor, was Theodore, a bay colt by Woful out of a dam of Blacklock, owned by Hon. Edward Petre, trained at Glasgow House, Middleham by James Croft and ridden by John Jackson. Remarkably, despite a large field of 23, James Croft saddled the first 4 home and the achievement is commemorated by a plaque (see below) outside Glasgow House. A field of 23 runners contested the race, although there were 73 subscriptions of 25 guineas each, which was worth 3625 Guineas. (Equivalent to £366,200 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
THEODORE John Jackson James Croft Hon. Edward Petre 1000/5
VIOLET T Howard Mr Gascoigne 50/1
PROFESSOR G Nelson Duke of Leeds 200/1
CORINTHIAN John Day Mr Gascoigne 13/1
MARIAN J Garbutt Mr Watt 50/1
SWAP William Scott Mr T O Powlett 7/4 fav
MUTA Mr Watt 4/1
PILGARLICK Lord Queensberry 50/1
AURORA Mr Mason 200/1
AJAX Mr Cunninghame 9/1
LORENZO Mr Lambton 20/1
AKARIUS Mr Claridge 200/1
EVENS Mr Ferguson 200/1
THE WHIG Mr Riddell 100/3
ANGLER Sir W Milner 200/1
NEWBYTH Mr Baird 200/1
MACDUFF Mr Fox 200/1
SCAWBY Sir H Nelthorpe 200/1
MISS WORTLEY Mr Harrison 200/1
THE FARRIER Mr Cleaver 200/1
ACUPUNCTURER Lord Egremont 50/1
MARCELLUS Lord Darlington 7/1
MAGNUS TROIL Mr Forth 100/3
In a remarkable race in which the winner was lame and totally unfancied by his owner and the general public that his owner sold the 'rights' of the horse to Mr Mills for £200. This meant that Mr Mills took the first prize as well as any bets he was able to secure. When the owner was asked by the jockey John Jackson how his horse should be ridden, he exclaimed 'What! ride such a cripple' and burst into tears. In the end he led throughout and came home by 4 lengths in 3 minutes 26 seconds. In a career spanning 22 races, he won 9 and was second in a further 9 races, including the Manchester Gold Cup in 1824 and Edinburgh Gold Cup in 1825. Over Round 110%
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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