The 88th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 16th September 1863 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Lord Clifden, a bay colt by Newminster out of The Slave, owned by the 3rd Viscount St Vincent. A field of 19 runners contested the race, although there were 204 subscriptions of 25 sovereigns each, which was worth 5100 sovereigns. The value to the winner was £4,975. (Equivalent to £557,200 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
LORD CLIFDEN J Osborne Edwin Parr 3rd Viscount St Vincent 100/30 fav
QUEEN BERTHA John Wells Mr T Valentine 7/1
BOREALIS Tom Chaloner Mr William L'Anson 100/7
GOLDEN PLEDGE George Fordham Mr H Owen 10/1
LIGHT BOB Aldcroft Lord Glasgow 100/1
CLARION Doyle Lord Glasgow 100/1
DR SYNTAX G Taylor Mr W Ashworth 100/1
THE SERF F Adams Mr J Johnstone 25/1
THE AVENGER A Edwards Lord Stamford 5/1
ONESANDER E Sharp Lord Stamford 50/1
JARNICTON A Watkins Count F de Lagrange 100/1
BLONDIN W Boyce Mr T Parr 100/1
BLUE MANTLE Daley Colonel D Lane 100/6
DONNYBROOK J French Mr G Crook 25/1
THE RANGER J Goater Mr Savile 6/1
PRINCE LEE BOO J Mann Mr Savile 100/1
CAIRNCASTLE E Forster Mr W Stewart 40/1
COLUMBIA Hibberd Mr B J Angell 100/1
NATIONAL GUARD J Snowden Mr Watt 1000/15
Having been beaten a head by Macaroni in the Epsom Derby Lord Clifden was seeking compensation in the final Classic of the season. He won by half a length from Queen Bertha in 3 minutes 15.5 seconds, with 4 lengths back to Borealis in third. In a career spanning 12 races he won 7 and was second on 2 further occasions. Over Round 108%

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