The 126th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 26th September 1901 over the Old St Leger course on Town Moor, was Doricles, a brown colt by Florizel II out of Rosalie, owned by Mr Leopold de Rothschild. A field of 13 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 £613,000 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
DORICLES Kempton Cannon Alfred Hayhoe Mr Leopold de Rothschild 40/1
VOLODYOVSKI L Reiff Mr W C Whitney 5/6 fav
REVENUE Herbert Jones Mr John Gubbins 100/8
PIETERMARITZBURG Morny Cannon Mr G Faber 25/1
LORD BOBS Sam Loates Sir J Blundell 25/1
FORTUNATUS Danny Maher Mr Arthur James 10/1
IAN J H Martin Sir R Waldie 100/6
JACOBITE II G Stern M J de Bremond 10/1
PRINCESS MELTON Otto Madden Mr J B Joel 40/1
SYNEROS F Finlay Mr Vyner 100/1
VERONESE Fred Rickaby Mr Douglas Baird 100/8
AIDA W Halsey Sir J Miller 100/1
CYNICAL R Jones Mr A James 100/1
After a heated start the field were led in the early stages by Cynical, followed by Fortunatus and Volodyovski. After 2 furlongs Cycnical continued to lead and maintained it beyond the rifle butts, but as they entered the straight he began to drop away leaving favourite Volodyovski to take up the running on the inside. At the distance Volodyovski was challenged by Doricles and eventually succumbed by a neck in 3 minutes 8.4 seconds, with 3 lengths back to Revenue. Over Round 109%
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