The 185th winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 9th September 1961 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Aurelius, a bay colt by Aureole out of Niobe, owned by Mrs Vera Lilley. A field of 13 runners contested the race which was worth £29,500. (Equivalent to £625,400 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
AURELIUS Lester Piggott Noel Murless Mrs Vera Lilley 9/2
BOUNTEOUS Joe Sime P Beasley Mrs H Leggat
DICTA DRAKE M Garein Francois Mathet Mme L Volterra
JUST GREAT Scobie Breasley A Ingham Mrs J Allen
LATIN LOVER Doug Smith J F Watts Lord Derby
PATRICKS CHOICE Frankie Durr R A Thrate Mr T R Gordon
PARDAO W H Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Mrs C O Iselin
BLACK KING Edward Hide W Elsey Mr H J Joel
HUNTERS SONG Eph Smith Noel Murless Mrs V Lilley
SOVRANGO Joe Mercer Harry Wragg Mr G A Oldham
PINZON E Larkin Jack Jarvis Mr J J Phillipps
TUDOR TABLE Russ Maddock H Cottrill Mr P Winstone
SEMPERVIVUM Freddie Palmer D Lescalle Mrs Arpad Plesch
The winner won by three quarters of a length in 3 minutes 6.6 seconds, with a further three quarters of a length back to the third. In a career comprised of 12 races Aurelius won 6 and was second on 4 occasions. Over Round N/A

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