The 140th winner of the St Leger (although now called the September Stakes due to it being moved from Doncaster because of the First World War), held on Wednesday 15th September 1915 over the 1 mile 6 furlongs of the Cesarewitch course at Newmarket, was Pommern, a bay colt by Polymelus out of Merry Agnes, owned by Mr Solly Joel. A field of 7 runners contested the race which was worth £1,250. (Equivalent to £132,500 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
POMMERN Steve Donoghue Charles Peck Mr Solly Joel 1/3 fav
SNOW MARTEN Walter Griggs Mr L Neumann 9/1
ACHTOI C Trigg Mr M Singer 25/1
QUI L'AURA George Stern M J San-Migneli 50/1
LET FLY M Wing Col Hall Walker 10/1
APOTHECARY Joe Childs Mr J A de Rothschild 100/7
BIRDSEYE R Cooper Mr J A de Rothschild 200/1
The winner won by 3 lengths in 2 minutes 55.6 seconds, with 6 lengths between Snow Marten and Achtoi. Pommern was an impressive War time Triple Crown Winner winning 7 of his 10 races. Over Round 108%
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