The 57th winner of the St Leger, held on Tuesday 18th September 1832 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Margrave, a chestnut colt by Muley out of Principessa's dam, owned by Mr John Gully. A field of 17 runners contested the race, although there were 73 subscriptions of 50 sovereigns each, which was worth 3650 sovereigns. (Equivalent to £348,600 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
MARGRAVE Jem Robinson John Scott Mr John Gully 8/1
BIRDCATCHER G Calloway Sir R W Bulkeley 10/1
DAVID Sam Darling Mr Houldsworth 100/1
RICHMOND Bob Johnson Mr Edmonson 100/1
DAXON A Pavis Lord Sligo 40/1
TRUSTEE John Day Lord Cleveland 15/1
BROTHER TO MARIA Bill Scott Mr Ridsdale 8/1
RETAINER G Nelson Lord Kelburne 3/1 fav
FANG Patrick Connolly Mr Richardson 9/2
JULIUS Sim Templeman Mr L L Fox 22/1
BYZANTIUM W Arnold Lord Exeter 10/1
PHYSICIAN H Edwards Mr Skipsey 15/1
CARLTON J Garbutt Mr Bill Scott 100/1
NITOCRIS T Nicholson Mr Watt 14/1
RONE T Lye Lord Langford 50/1
LUDLOW Wright Mr Beardsworth 20/1
In a year in which the entrance fee doubled to 50 sovereigns, this did not deter the number of subscribers. After a single false start it was Mr Powlett's unnamed filly who led the way, closely followed by Carlton and Rone. Margrave took up the running passing the Red House and held on by a length despite the determined challenge of Birdcatcher. In a career of 10 races, Margrave won 6 and was second in 2 more races, although he was only 4th in the Epsom Derby. Over Round 120%
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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