The 122nd winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 8th September 1897 over the Old St Leger course on Town Moor, was Galtee More, a bay colt by Kendal out of Morganette, owned by Mr John Gubbins. A field of 5 runners contested the race, although there were 234 subscriptions of 25 sovereigns each, which was worth 5850 sovereigns. The value to the winner was £5,425. (Equivalent to £662,000 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
GALTEE MORE Charles Wood Sam Darling Mr John Gubbins 1/10 fav
CHELANDRY Morny Cannon Lord Rosebery 25/1
ST CLOUD II W Bradford Mr J R Keene 33/1
SILVER FOX Sam Loates Mr J G Jones 33/1
GOLETTA K Cannon Mr L de Rothschild 20/1
Although the favourite was expected to follow up his earlier successes to complete the Triple Crown with a hollow victory in the final Classic of the season, he did so by 3/4 length in 3 minutes 31.2 seconds, with just a neck between Chelandry and St Cloud II. Over Round 105%

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