The 94th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 15th September 1869 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Pero Gomez, a bay colt by Beadsman out of Salamanca, owned by Sir Joseph Hawley. A field of 11 runners contested the race, although there were 226 subscriptions of 25 sovereigns each, which was worth 5650 sovereigns. The value to the winner was £5,525. (Equivalent to £574,600 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
PERO GOMEZ John Wells John Porter Sir Joseph Hawley 3/1
MARTYRDOM George Fordham Lord Calthorpe 7/1
GEORGE OSBALDESTON French Mr Feaster 33/1
TYPHON Morris Count Batthyany 3/1
DUKE OF BEAUFORT Tom Cannon Mr Brayley 33/1
LORD HAWTHORN Tom Chaloner Mr J Johnstone 50/1
THE STARTER J Adams Mr John Barham Day 100/1
THE DRUMMER Custance Mr W Graham 25/1
CONRAD C Page Mr W Graham 100/1
PRETENDER Osborne Mr J Johnstone 5/6 fav
DERVENTIO Hudson Mr J Johnstone 100/1
Pero Gomez won by a neck in 3 minutes 21.5 seconds with George Osbaldeston a further 4 lengths behind Martyrdom in third. As a two year old Pero Gomez had won the Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket, but he had just failed to beat Pretender in the Derby. Over Round 133%

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