The 181st winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 11th September 1957 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Ballymoss, a chestnut colt by Mossborough out of Indian Call, owned by Mr John McShain. A field of 16 runners contested the race which was worth £19,500. (Equivalent to £448,500 in 2017)

The Youtube link below, supplied by British Pathe, is a 1 minute 41 second clip of the 1957 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BALLYMOSS Tommy Burns M Vincent O'Brien Mr John McShain 8/1
COURT HARWELL Scobie Breasley Gordon Richards Mr R J Mullion 100/8
BRIOCHE Edgar Britt C F Elsey Mr W Humble 6/1 fav
ARCTIC EXPLORER Lester Piggott Noel Murless Lt-Col Giles Loder
ARGAL II J Deforge Charlie Elliott M Marcel Boussac
BELLBOROUGH J Purtell Noel Cannon Mrs O S Ruane
HESIOD Manny Mercer W Smyth Duke of Norfolk
PALOR Eph Smith R Day Rex A L Cohen
PENMARCH Roger Poincelet D'Okhuysen Comte L de Kerouara
SUPREME COURAGE Willy Snaith H Cottrill Major L B Holliday
TEMPEST Bill Rickaby Lawson Mrs E N Graham
TENTERHOOKS Edward Hide C F Elsey Lord Allendale
BARRED ROCK Geoff Lewis Hanley Mr J M Abbot
ACER Joe Mercer R J Colling Lord Astor
BRAVE BUCK Stan Clayton H Cottrill Major L B Holliday
MALACCA III S Boullenger A Head Mme A Head
The winner won by a length in 3 minutes 15.6 seconds, with 3/4 length back to the third. In a career spanning 17 races Ballymoss won 8 and was second 5 times. Over Round N/A

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