The 103rd winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 11th September 1878 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Jannette a bay filly by Lord Clifden out of Chevisaunce, owned by 6th Viscount Falmouth. A field of 14 runners contested the race, although there were 243 subscriptions of 25 sovereigns each, which was worth 6075 sovereigns. The value to the winner was £5,750. (Equivalent to £615,300 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
JANNETTE Fred Archer Matthew Dawson 6th Viscount Falmouth 5/2 fav
CHILDERIC Custance Viscount Falmouth 10/1
MASTER KILDARE Glover Lord Lonsdale 100/8
BONIFACE Rossiter Lord Lonsdale 50/1
EAU DE VIE Constable Mr W S Crawfurd 50/1
RED ARCHER Tom Cannon Mr W S Crawfurd 100/8
CLOCHER Wheeler M Delatre 100/8
MAPPLETON Brackshaw Captain Haworth 100/1
GLENGARRY T Osborne Mr J H Houldsworth 50/1
ATTALUS George Fordham Mr J H Houldsworth 100/6
CASTLEREAGH John Osborne Mr Batt 25/1
BEAUCLERC J Snowden Mr C Perkins 100/8
INSULAIRE Jem Goater Count F De Lagrange 7/2
POTENTATE J Manser Mr W S Mitchell-Innes 100/1
Master Kildare was first to show and in the first two furlongs was the pioneer, but when the field had settled it was left to Glengarry to cut out the donkey work. Fully 6 furlongs from home Potentate took up the running and was still the clear leader at the Red House, but as they rounded the bend and approached the home straight Viscount Falmouth's pair dominated. Jannette, making her move on the rails, forged to the front with ease, coming home by a comfortable 4 lengths in 3 minutes 20.5 seconds, with just half a length separating Childeric and Master Kildare. Jannette had Stockwell blood in her veins and had won the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood as a 2 year old, the Epsom Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks before the St Leger, and also the Champion Stakes at Newmarket. Over Round 109%

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