The 80th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 12th September 1855 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Saucebox, a bay colt by St Lawrence out of Priscilla Tomboy, owned by Mr Tom Parr. A field of 12 runners contested the race, although there were 117 subscriptions of 25 sovereigns each, which was worth 2925 sovereigns. The value to the winner was £2,710. (Equivalent to £276,400 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SAUCEBOX John Wells Tom Parr Mr Tom Parr 40/1
RIFLEMAN Nat Flatman Mr Osbaldeston Evens fav
LADY TATTON J Osborne Mr J Osborne 200/1
ROTHERHAM Job Marson Mr A Johnstone 8/1
OULSTON A Day Mr Elwes 4/1
ALICE F Marson Mr Gilby 40/1
GRAECULUS ESURIENS Bartholomew Mr Bowes 20/1
HERALD Aldcroft Mr Bradshaw 1000/10
MARCHIONESS Sim Templeman Mr S Hawke 100/6
BLOOMING HEATHER Charlton Baron Rothschild 40/1
CAPUCINE Prince Mr S Hawke 14/1
UNNAMED BAY COLT BY SURPLICE Wakefield Lord Clifden 7/1
The strongly fancied Rifleman was outstayed by Saucebox by a length in 3 minutes 22 seconds. Saucebox, despite being unfancied at 40/1, was talented winning the Manchester Cup and Queen's Plate at Ascot. Over Round 121%

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