The 127th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 10th September 1902 over the Old St Leger course on Town Moor, was Sceptre, a bay filly by Persimmon out of Ornament, owned by Mr R S Sievier. A field of 12 runners contested the race, although there were 228 subscriptions of 25 sovereigns each, which was worth 5700 sovereigns. The value to the winner was £5,275. (Equivalent to £590,800 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SCEPTRE F W Hardy Robert Sievier Mr R S Sievier 10/3 fav
RISING GLASS W Halsey Colonel H McCalmont 9/1
FRIAR TUCK H Randall Duke of Portland 7/1
PRINCE FLORIZEL Herbert Jones Mr H J King 20/1
FOWLING PIECE C Jenkins Mr J Barrow 20/1
ST BRENDAN D Condon Mr J Daly 4/1
CHEERS Danny Maher Duke of Devonshire 5/1
JOSHUA W Lane Lord Ellesmere 100/1
CARO H Aylin Duke of Portland 100/1
ROYAL IVY Kempton Cannon Mr Leopold de Rothschild 28/1
CUPBEARER Morny Cannon Duke of Westminster 9/1
ROSS-SHIRE G McCall Duke of Devonshire 100/1
The winner completed her forth Classic success in winning by 3 lengths in 3 minutes 12.4 seconds, with 2 lengths between second and third. Over Round 109%
Note: The picture above is by Emil Adam and is in the public domain because he died more than 80 years ago.

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