The 6th 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 13th September 1916 over the 1 mile 6 furlongs of the Cesarewitch course at Newmarket, was Hurry On, a chestnut colt by Marcovil out of Tout Suite, owned by Mr James Buchanan. A field of 5 runners contested the race which was worth £1,250. (Equivalent to £117,500 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
HURRY ON Charlie Childs Fred Darling Mr James Buchanan 10/11 fav
CLARISSIMUS Frank Bullock Lord Falmouth 5/2
ATHELING Joe Childs Mr E Hulton 4/1
FLAMING FIRE Herbert Jones Mr C Winans 25/1
CANYON J H Martin Lord Derby 100/8
The winner won in a canter by 3 lengths in 2 minutes 59.6 seconds, with 5 lengths back to the third. Trainer Fred Darling claimed it was the best horse he had ever trained, and it won all 6 of its races including the Jockey Club Stakes. Over Round 112%
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