The 139th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 9th September 1914 over the Old St Leger course on Town Moor, was Black Jester, a brown colt by Polymelus out of Absurdity, owned by Mr Jack B Joel. A field of 18 runners contested the race, although there were 323 entries of £50 each, which was worth £6,500. (Equivalent to £682,500 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BLACK JESTER Walter Griggs Charles Morton Mr Jack B Joel 10/1
KENNYMORE F Templeman Sir J Thursby 7/2 fav
CRESSINGHAM H Jellis Sir J Thursby 100/1
BRAKESPEAR Herbert Jones HM The King 20/1
ORANGEMAN Frank Bullock Duke of Portland 100/7
CARRICKFERGUS Elijah Wheatley Col Hall Walker 25/1
DAN RUSSEL Fred Rickaby Lord Derby 20/1
GLORVINA Prout Lord Derby 100/7
EVANSDALE W Huxley Mr K Jones 50/1
TROIS TEMPE J Clark Mr W Astor 33/1
HAPSBURG C Foy Sir E Cassel 6/1
PETER THE HERMIT R Watson Mr H J King 4/1
POLYGAMIST A Escott Mr Marsham-Towsnshend 50/1
WALTON HEATH Steve Donoghue Col D McCalmont 100/1
COURAGEOUS Waite Mr C S Cockburn 50/1
WHITE PROPHET William Griggs Col Hall Walker 66/1
MAGYAR H Randall Lord Carnarvon 50/1
WHITE LIE W Saxby Col Hall Walker 33/1
The winner won by 5 lengths in 3 minutes 2.6 seconds, with 3 lengths back to the third. In a career consisting of 23 races Black Jester won 9 and was second on 6 occasions. Over Round 110%

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