The 176th winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 13th September 1952 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Tulyar, a bay colt by Tehran out of Neocracy, owned by HH Aga Khan. A field of 14 runners contested the race which was worth £9,750. (Equivalent to £281,800 in 2017)

The Youtube link below, supplied by British Pathe, is a 2 minute 36 second clip of the 1952 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
TULYAR Charlie Smirke Marcus Marsh HH Aga Khan 10/11 fav
KINGSFOLD Eph Smith W Wightman Mrs L W Smith 66/1
ALCINUS Charlie Elliott France M Marcel Boussac 100/8
GAY TIME Gordon Richards Noel Murless HM The Queen
BOLD BUCCANEER W Snaith H Leach Mr R S Belasco
CASTLETON Doug Smith T Carey Mr T H Carey
MAGNIFIC R Poincelet France M E Constant
KER ARDAN F Blanc France Duc D'Audiffret-Pasquier
CHILDE HAROLD J Brace Dutton Mr T H Farr
SUMMER RAIN Manny Mercer Jack Jarvis Lord Milford
BOB MAJOR W Rickaby Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery
TOBIAS W H Carr Norman Bertie Count Charles Seriern-Aspany
WORDEN II W Johnstone France R B Strassburger
SOPHRONIA R Fawdon Sidebottom Mr J F C Bryce
The winner won by 3 lengths in 3 minutes 7.8 seconds, with a further 4 lengths back to the third. In a career comprised of 13 races Tulyar won 9 and was second once. Over Round N/A

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