The 137th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 11th September 1912 over the Old St Leger course on Town Moor, was Tracery, a brown colt by Rock Sand out of Topiary, owned by Mr A Belmont. A field of 14 runners contested the race, although there were 310 subscriptions of £50 each, which was worth £6,500. (Equivalent to £702,000 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
TRACERY George Bellhouse John Watson Mr August Belmont 8/1
MAIDEN ERLEGH George Stern Mr J B Joel 100/8
HECTOR A Escott Mr J L Dugdale 10/1
FANTASTIC Walter Earl Mr W Hall Walker 66/1
ABSOLUTE Elijah Wheatley Mr W Hall Walker 200/1
CATMINT H Jellis Mr L Brassey 20/1
CHARMIAN Danny Maher Lord Rosebery 25/1
LOMOND Frank Wootton Mr K Hulton 6/4 fav
PINTADEAU Herbert Jones HM The King 25/1
SWEEPER II Frank O'Neill Mr H B Duryon 100/8
TAGALIE W Saxby Mr W Raphael 8/1
WHITE STAR William Griggs Mr J B Joel 33/1
ST EDGAR Walter Higgs Mr A F Basset 200/1
ALEPPO C Foy Mr Fairie 33/1
The winner won by an easy 5 lengths in 3 minutes 11.8 seconds, with 3/4 of a length between second and third. In a 9 race career, Tracery won 6 races including the Sussex Stakes, the St ames Palace Stakes, the Eclipse Stakes and the Champion Stakes. Over Round 108%
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