The 124th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 6th September 1899 over the Old St Leger course on Town Moor, was Flying Fox, a bay colt by Orme out of Vampire, owned by the Duke of Westminster. A field of 6 runners contested the race, although there were 179 subscriptions of 25 sovereigns each, which was worth 4975 sovereigns. The value to the winner was £4,050. (Equivalent to £486,000 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
FLYING FOX Morny Cannon John Porter Duke of Westminster 2/7 fav
CAIMAN J T Sloan Lord William Beresford 4/1
SCINTILLANT F Wood Mr R A Oswald 300/1
VICTORIA MAY Otto Madden Mr J W Larnach 50/1
SKOPOS L Reiff Mr H C White 500/1
DOMINIE II J H Martin Lord William Beresford 33/1
It was billed as a one horse race in which Epsom Derby winner Flying Fox would complete a Classic double with ease and within 2 furlongs the favourite began to dictate the pace. By the time they had reached the summit of the hill he was ahead and was not troubled from there to the post, winning by 3 lengths in 3 minutes 15.6 seconds, with a length separating Caiman and Scintillant. In just 2 seasons Flying Fox had won over £40,000 in prize money, equivalent to £4.8 million in 2017 terms. Over Round 103%

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