The 187th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 11th September 1963 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Ragusa, a bay colt by Ribot out of Fantan II, owned by Mr Jim Mullion. A field of 7 runners contested the race which was worth £32,200. (Equivalent to £631,100 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
RAGUSA Garnie Bougoure Paddy Prendergast Mr Jim Mullion 2/5 fav
STAR MOSS Eph Smith J A Waugh Major H Broughton 8/1
FIGHTING SHIP S Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 28/1
BLUEROY W H Carr Walter Nightingall Mr A Kennedy
MERCHANT VENTURER Greville Strakey J Oxley Sir Foster Robinson
MORIARTY Joe Mercer J Oxley Sir Foster Robinson
ONLY FOR LIFE Jimmy Lindley Jeremy Tree Miss M Sheriffe
The winner won by an easy 6 lengths in 3 minutes 5.4 seconds, with a short head between second and third. In a 12 race career Ragusa won 7 and was second once. Over Round N/A

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400 former courses

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140 former courses

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235 former courses

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