The 152nd winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 7th September 1927 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Book Law, a bay filly by Buchan out of Popingaol, owned by the 2nd Viscount Astor. A field of 16 runners contested the race which was worth £6,500. (Equivalent to £365,300 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BOOK LAW Henri Jelliss Alec Taylor jn 2nd Viscount Astor 7/4 fav
HOT NIGHT Harry Wragg Crawford Sir Victor Sassoon 4/1
SON & HEIR Brownie Carslake R Day Sir Abe Bailey 25/1
BARALONG Steve Donoghue Alec Taylor Mr A R Cox 33/1
BLUE BOY Joe Childs Fred Darling Lord Woolavington 100/8
BUCKFAST Evans R Day Mr R D Cohen 100/6
CAPORAL Freddie Fox F Pratt Mr James de Rothschild 20/1
JUGO J Leach Watts Mrs Lisie Lysight 50/1
MARIO Charlie Smirke R Dawson HH Aga Khan III 20/1
RESTIGOUCHE Tommy Weston C Leader Lord Beaverbrook 20/1
SHIAN MOR F Lane B Jarvis Major J B Courtauld 100/8
SILVERSTEAD Gordon Richards Walter Nightingall Mrs C Rich 20/1
START II H Beasley France M Marcel Boussac 100/1
TATTOO Dick Perryman Watson Mr Anthony de Rothschild 100/7
TRELAWNY Fred Winter Earl Mr Stanhope Joel 40/1
GRAND VITESSE Charlie Elliott Jack Jarvis Sir George Bullough 20/1
The winner won by an easy 3 lengths in 3 minutes 14.4 seconds, with 5 lengths back to the third. Over Round 122%

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