The 153rd winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 12th September 1928 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Fairway, a brown colt by Phalaris out of Scapa Flow, owned by 17th Earl of Derby. A field of 13 runners contested the race which was worth £6,500. (Equivalent to £374,400 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
FAIRWAY Tommy Weston Frank Butters 17th Earl of Derby 7/4 fav
PALAIS ROYAL II Allemand France M Jacques Wittouck 100/6
CYCLONIC R Jones B Jarvis Major J S Courtauld 100/15
BOURBON Harry Wragg O Bell Sir H Cunliffe-Owen 66/1
BULAND Michael Beary R Dawson HH Aga Khan 7/1
CHERRY KING Brownie Carslake C Peck Mr J B Joel 66/1
FLAMINGO Charlie Elliott Jack Jarvis Sir L Philipps 100/15
GANG WARILY Steve Donoghue Walter Nightingall Mrs G Drummond 100/6
LODORE Freddie Fox Fred Darling Lord Lonsdale 33/1
LUVANERAN H Beasley Sam Darling Mr A K Macomber 33/1
MARCONIGRAM Gordon Richards Fred Darling Lord Dewar 25/1
PLANTAGO Joe Childs Lawson Mr Washington Singer 20/1
TOURIST B Dines R Day Sir Abe Bailey 66/1
The winner won by a length and a half in 3 minutes 3 seconds, with a length back to the third. In an impressive career consisting of 15 races, Fairway won 12, including the Eclipse Stakes in 1928 and the Champion Stakes in both 1928 and 1929. Over Round 106%
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