The 160th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 11th September 1935 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Bahram, a bay colt by Blandford out of Friar's Daughter, owned by HH Aga Khan III. A field of 8 runners contested the race which was worth £6,500. (Equivalent to £427,000 in 2017)

The Youtube link below, supplied by British Pathe, is a 1 minute 51 second clip of the 1935 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BAHRAM Charlie Smirke Frank Butters HH Aga Khan III 4/9 fav
SOLAR RAY J Sirett Vic Smyth Sir M McAlpine 100/7
BUCKLEIGH Harry Wragg Thomas Hogg Lord Glanely 33/1
FLASH BYE R A Jones Lawson Lord Astor 33/1
FIELD TRIAL R Dick Lawson Lord Astor 9/1
PLASSY R Perryman C Leader Lord Derby 100/7
FAIRBAIRN Gordon Richards Peter Gilpin Lt-Col Giles Loder 10/1
PRY II Tommy Weston Digby Mr H W Simms 50/1
The winner won by an impressive 5 lengths in 3 minutes 1.8 seconds, with 2 lengths back to the third. Over Round 109%
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