The 49th winner of the St Leger, held on Monday 20th September 1824 over the St Leger course of Town Moor, was Jerry, a black colt by Smolensko out of Louisa, owned by Mr Richard Oliver Gascoigne, trained at Glasgow House, Middleham by James Croft and ridden by Ben Smith. A field of 23 runners contested the race, although there were 77 subscriptions of 25 guineas each, which was worth 1925 Guineas. (Equivalent to £211,800 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
JERRY Ben Smith James Croft Mr Richard Gaiscoigne 9/1
CANTEEN T Shepherd Lord Sligo 13/1
MILLER OF MANSFIELD S Barnard Mr Houldsworth 25/1
STREATHAM W Arnold Mr Hebsworth 17/4 fav
BRUTANDORF William Scott Mr Watt 6/1
CADIZ Robert Johnson Mr Claridge 30/1
ENCHANTER J Didgson Mr Hepworth 50/1
TARANDUS Frank Buckle Mr Udny 40/1
HELENUS S Day Mr Day 12/1
YOUNG CATTON G Nelson Lord Scarbrough 50/1
INA John Day Sir J Byng 50/1
ELIZABETH G Oates Mr Gascoigne 50/1
OSWESTRY Whitehouse Mr Mytton 50/1
CHRONICLE M Noble Lord Londonderry 50/1
MOUNTAINEER T Lye Mr Ferguson 50/1
HANNAH William Clift Lord Milton 50/1
BORYSTENES T Nicholson Mr Lumley 14/1
WARKSWORTH J Garbutt Lord Kelburne 50/1
ALFRED H Edwards Mr Armstrong 50/1
EQUITY W Wheatley Mr Ferguson 30/1
ELEPHANT Sam Darling Mr Houldsworth 50/1
SERAB F Killbrook Mr Batson 50/1
In a topsy-turvy race the early running was cut out by Streatham after both Elizabeth and Serab had been left at the start. Streatham maintained his lead until a furlong and a half from home when firstly Canteen, then Brutandorf, then Miller of Mansfield and finally Jerry held the lead. Jerry proved too strong in the run for the line and won by 2 lengths in 3 minutes 29 seconds. In a career spanning 10 races Jerry won 5 and was second in a further 3 races, although his later efforts were undistinguished. Over Round 121%
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