The 167th winner of the New St Leger, held on Saturday 18th September 1943 over the 1 mile 6 1/2 furlongs of the July course at Newmarket, was Herringbone, a bay filly by King Salmon out of Schiaparelli, owned by the 17th Earl of Derby. A field of 12 runners contested the race which was worth £2,600 to the winner. (Equivalent to £112,600 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
HERRINGBONE Harry Wragg Walter Earl 17th Earl of Derby 100/6
RIBBON Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 10/1
STRAIGHT DEAL Tommy Carey Walter Nightingall Miss Dorothy Paget 100/30 fav
UMIDDAD Charlie Elliott Frank Butters 4/1
TROPICAL SUN Gordon Richards Fred Darling 13/2
NASRULLAH M Beary Frank Butters 10/1
KINGSWAY A Wragg Lawson 13/1
PERSIAN GULF G Bridgland Cecil Boyd-Rochfort 100/7
WHY HURRY Doug Smith Cannon 18/1
MERCHANT NAVY Cliff Richards Lawson 20/1
WHIRLAWAY R A Jones Atty Persse 100/1
BAMAN Rutter Frank Butters 100/1
The winner of the 1000 Guineas followed up in this final Classic of the season by a short head in 3 minutes 5.8 seconds, with 1 3/4 lengths back to the third. In a 10 race career Herringbone won 4 and was second once. Over Round 111%

In the Official 3-Y-O Free Handicap Derby winner Straight Deal was rated 1lb higher than 1000 Guineas and St Leger winner Herringbone, 3lbs higher than 2000 Guineas winner Kingsway, and 9lbs higher than Oaks winner Why Hurry. Based on their entire career performances, this site rates Straight Deal 5lbs higher than Herringbone, 8lbs higher than Kingsway and 11lbs higher than Why Hurry.

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