The 89th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 14th September 1864 over the 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Blair Athol, a chestnut colt by Stockwell out of Blink Bonny, owned by Mr William L'Anson. A field of 10 runners contested the race, although there were 217 subscriptions of 25 sovereigns each, which was worth 5425 sovereigns. The value to the winner was £5300 (Equivalent to £614,800 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BLAIR ATHOL Jim Snowden William L'Anson Mr William L'Anson 2/1
GENERAL PEEL Wells Lord Glasgow 3/1
CAMBUSCAN Edwards Lord Stamford 100/6
THE MINER J Osborne Mr Launde 6/1
BLACK ROCK George Fordham Duke of Beaufort 50/1
CLAREMONT J Goater Mr Bowes 25/1
BARAGAH Ashmall Mr Bowes 7/1
ELY Custance Mr W S Cartwright 25/1
KNIGHT OF SNOWDON Aldcroft Mr Pardoe 30/1
BRINDISI F Adams Duke of St Albans 1000/15
The winner won by 2 lengths in 3 minutes 19.5 seconds. In a career spanning 7 races, the winner won 5 of them including the Epsom Derby and St Leger. Prior to his St Leger win he ran second in the Grand Prix de Paris; won the Triennial Stakes at Ascot, the Gratwicke Stakes at Goodwood and was then beaten a length by Parson King's Miner in the Great Yorkshire Stakes at York. Over Round 105%

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