The 107th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 13th September 1882 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Dutch Over, a brown filly by Dutch Skater out of Cantiniere, owned by the 6th Viscount Falmouth. A field of 14 runners contested the race, although there were 192 subscriptions of 25 sovereigns each, which was worth 4800 sovereigns. The value to the winner was £4,550. (Equivalent to £509,600 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
DUTCH OVEN Fred Archer Matthew Dawson 6th Viscount Falmouth 40/1
GEHEIMNISS C Loates Lord Stamford 8/11 fav
SHOTOVER Rossiter Duke of Westminster 100/15
BATTLEFIELD J Snowden Lord Bradford 33/1
QUICKLIME C Wood Lord Bradford 25/1
LAUREATE Jem Goater Mr Craven 33/1
BALIOL Woodburn Lord Lascelles 66/1
MARDEN R Wyatt Mr Radmall 40/1
SWEETBREAD George Fordham Mr Gerard 100/7
UNNAMED BROWN COLT BY BROWN BREAD John Osborne Mr R Jardine 1000/8
ROMEO Tom Cannon Mr J R Keene 1000/6
SACHEM F Webb Mr Pierre Lorillard 40/1
FENELON J Watts Duke of Hamilton 16/1
ACTRESS E Martin Duke of Hamilton 200/1
At the outset Dutch Oven made the early running, but he was pulled back after 2 furlongs which allowed Actress to take over as pace maker. As they ascended the hill Baliol drew up alongside Actress, and within a few strides had taken the lead. As they rounded into the straight the favourite was urged to kick on, followed by Marden and Shotover, but at the distance Dutch Oven dashed by on the outside to upset the odds by a length and a half in 3 minutes 16 seconds, with 4 lengths between Geheimniss and Shotover in the minor places. She raced 29 times in total, winning 16 times, although her form later in her career was disappointing. Over Round 104%
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