The 55th winner of the St Leger, held on Tuesday 21st September 1830 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Birmingham, a brown colt by Filho Da Puta out of Miss Craigie, owned by Mr John Beardsworth. A field of 28 runners contested the race, although there were 68 subscriptions of 25 sovereigns each, which was worth 1700 sovereigns. (Equivalent to £171,700 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BIRMINGHAM Patrick Connolly Thomas Flintoff Mr John Beardsworth 15/1
PRIAM Sam Chifney Mr William Chifney 11/10 fav
EMANCIPATION Bob Johnson Mr Riddell 500/1
PEDESTRIAN J Garbutt Mr Bill Scott 500/1
BRUNSWICKER Bill Scott Hon. Edward Petre 12/1
MOSS ROSS Sam Darling Mr Clifton 14/1
CHANCELLOR G Nelson Lord Scarbrough 1000/8
DOLLY J Dodgson Mr Arnold 500/1
SPLENDOUR J Holmes Mr Walker 1000/5
MIMIC T Lye Mr Metcalfe 1000/15
IDAS W Weatherill Mr Wright 500/1
REDSTART G Edwards Duke of Leeds 1000/8
LADY MOWBRAY Jem Robinson Duke of Leeds 25/1
THE CARDINAL T Nicholson Mr R Shepherd 14/1
YOUNG RANTIPOLE T Greathead Mr Nowell 500/1
HASSAN W Arnold Lord Queensberry 13/2
MARIA John Day Lord Queensberry 17/1
BLACKLOCK H Cooper Mr Gascoigne 500/1
REVOLUTION T Shepherd Mr T Shepherd 500/5
ST NICHOLAS H Edwards Mr F Richardson 25/1
LANDRAIL P Yates Mr F Richardson 500/1
JAY J Wright Mr F Richardson 500/1
THE BALKAN F Buckle jnr Mr Grant 500/1
LAWRIE TODD Sim Templeman Sir T Stanley 500/1
BEAGLE T Cowley Mr Houldsworth 200/3
UNNAMED CHESTNUT COLT BY WOFUL G Dockeray Lord Kelburne 500/1
LADY EMMELINE T Bilton Hon T O Powlett 500/1
After a thunderstorm of considerable violence the horses got away first time with Emancipation making the early running. At the Red House Birmingham drew alongside the leader and they went head to head to the furlong pole, at which point Priam made his challenge. After a fierce tussle Birmingham prevailed by 1/2 a length. He was not highly tried prior to the St Leger, winning minor races on Midlands courses. But his career spanned 38 races, winning 23 and being placed second in 6 others. Apart from his St Leger victory he won the Chester Stand Cup in 1831 and 1832, and Gold Cups at Burton and Liverpool. Over Round 113%
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