The 74th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 12th September 1849 over the 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was The Flying Dutchman, a brown colt by Bay Middleton out of Barbelle, owned by Lord Eglinton, trained at Spigot Lodge, Middleham by John Fobert and ridden by Charles Marlow. The winning time was 3 minutes 20 seconds and a field of 10 runners contested the race, although there were 140 subscriptions of 50 Sovereigns each. The value to the winner was £3,330 (Equivalent to £363,000 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Charles Marlow John Fobert Lord Eglinton 4/9 fav
NUNNYKIRK A Day Mr A Nichol 15/1
VATICAN J Marson Sir J Hawley 15/1
HONEYCOMB Robinson Lord Clifden 40/1
THRINGARTH F Butler Mr Bowes 20/1
ELTHIRON J Cartwright Lord Eglinton 100/1
WESTOW C Wintringham Mr B Green 100/1
SAUCY DICK Nat Flatman Mr Payne 50/1
HERBERT S Rogers Mr R H Nevill 35/1
OLD DAN TUCKER Sim Templeman Mr Pedley 16/1
The winner won by 2 lengths in 3 minutes 20 seconds and is one of the most famous racehorses of all time. He won 14 of his 15 races, including the Epsom Derby, the St Leger and the famous match against Voltigeur. Over Round 102%

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