The 169th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 5th September 1945 over 1 mile 6 furlongs at York, was Chamossaire, a chestnut colt by Precipitation out of Snowberry, owned by Mr Stanhope Joel. A field of 10 runners contested the race which was worth £10,210. (Equivalent to £416,600 in 2017)

The Youtube link below, supplied by British Pathe, is a 2 minute 46 second clip of the 1945 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
CHAMOSSAIRE Tommy Lowrey Dick Perryman Mr Stanhope Joel 11/2
RISING LIGHT Doug Smith Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM The King 9/2
STIRLING CASTLE Harry Wragg Lawson Mr A Saunders 7/1
BLACK PETER Sam Wragg J C Waugh Mrs Harvey 8/1
BARODA SQUADRON Edgar Britt Fred Armstrong Gaekwar of Baroda 50/1
RIO LARGO P Maher G Armstrong Colonel F Lundgren 25/1
LOVELTO Charlie Elliott C Ray Mrs O Jackson 33/1
PRECIPTIC Michael Beary Atty Persse Captain A S Wills
NAISHAPUR Gordon Richards Frank Butters HH Aga Khan 5/2
BLUE SMOKE Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 11/2
The winner won by 2 lengths in 2 minutes 55.8 seconds, with 3/4 length back to the third. In an 11 race career Chamossaire won 4 races and was second 3 times. Over Round 111%

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