The 117th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 7th September 1892 over the Old St Leger course on Town Moor, was La Fleche, a brown filly by St Simon out of a dam by Quiver, owned by Baron Maurice de Hirsch. A field of 11 runners contested the race, although there were 229 subscriptions of 25 sovereigns each, which was worth 5725 sovereigns. The value to the winner was £5,400. (Equivalent to £631,800 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
LA FLECHE John Watts John Porter Baron de Hirsch 7/2
SIR HUGO T Weldon Lord Bradford 10/1
WATERCRESS John Osborne Baron de Hirsch 20/1
MAY DUKE C Loates Mr J Charlton 100/7
ORME George Barrett Duke of Westminster 10/11 fav
THE LOVER Liddiard Mr W Cooper 33/1
DUNURE J Woodburn Mr J Houldsworth 20/1
EL DIABLO Morny Cannon Colonel North 1000/15
CURIO F Webb Prince Soltykoff 1000/15
CERTOSA R Chaloner Mr H Milner 200/1
LLANTHONY Fred Rickaby Sir R Jardine 100/1
After 3 breakaways caused by Llanthony and The Lover, the field finally got away with Certosa urged on to make the early running. The pace was moderate for the first half mile, Orme shot to the front up the hill, only to be closed on by Llanthony at the rifle butts. From two out it was obvious that La Fleche was travelling easily and shot clear at the distance to win by 2 lengths in 3 minutes 14.6 seconds, with a further 3 lengths between Sir Hugo and Watercress. As a 2 year old La Fleche won the Chesterfield Stakes at Newmarket and the Molecomb at Goodwood. She carried off the 1000 Guineas and was second behind Sir Hugo in the Derby before claiming her second Classic victory, Later in her career she won the Liverpool Autumn Cup and the Ascot Gold Cup. Over Round 107%

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