The 143rd 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 11th September 1918 over the 1 mile 6 furlongs of the Cesarewitch course at Newmarket, was Gainsborough, a bay colt by Bayardo out of Rosedrop, owned by Lady James Douglas. A field of 5 runners contested the race which was worth £1,250. (Equivalent to £79,500 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
GAINSBOROUGH Joe Childs Alec Taylors jnr Lady James Douglas 4/11 fav
MY DEAR Steve Donoghue Alec Taylor Mr Alfred W Cox 9/1
PRINCE CHIMAY Otto Madden Alec Taylor Mr W Cazalet 100/14
ZINOVIA Vic Smyth F Hunt Mr Z G Michalinos 100/6
FERRY Brownie Carslake George Lambton Lord Derby 25/1
The winner won by a comfortable 3 lengths in 3 minutes 4 seconds, with 4 lengths back to the third. Gainsborough completed the Wartime Triple Crown and gained 5 wins from his 9 career races. Over Round 104%
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