The 174th winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 9th September 1950 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Scratch, a chestnut colt by Pharis out of Orlamonde, owned by M Marcel Boussac. A field of 15 runners contested the race which was worth £9,750. (Equivalent to £316,900 in 2017)

The Youtube link below, supplied by British Pathe, is a 1 minute 38 second clip of the 1950 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SCRATCH Rae Johnstone Charles Semblat M Marcel Boussac 9/2
VIEUX MANOIR J Lanmain France Baron Guy de Rothschild 7/4 fav
SANLINEA Eph Smith J A Waugh Lord Howard de Walden 33/1
CASTLE ROCK W Rickaby Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery
BABUS PET T Burn Duller Maharaja of Baroda
CAGIRE II Charlie Elliott Williams Mrs E Williams
L'AMIRA R Poincelet France Mme L Volterra
MIEL ROSA F Palmer France Baron Guy de Rothschild
PACHADEMIS G Littlewood Elsey Mr W Humble
MATTYGAINMAL A Roberts H Barker Baron de Montalbo
SATURN Doug Smith W Pratt Lord Derby
STENIGOT S Smith Halsey Mr F Dennis
TILLOY Gordon Richards F Armstrong Lord Carnarvon
TRAMPER Scobie Breasley Walter Nightingall Mr C Harper
TURN A PENNY Billy Nevett H Leach Mr C Thompson
The winner won by a length in 3 minutes 8.8 seconds, with 5 lengths back to the third. In a career consisting of 12 races Scratch won 7 and was second once. Over Round N/A

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