The 194th winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 12th September 1970 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Nijinsky, a bay colt by Northern Dancer out of Flaming Page, owned by Charles Engelhard. A field of 9 runners contested the race which was worth £37,003. (Equivalent to £558,800 in 2017)

The Youtube link below is a 37 second clip of the 1970 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
NIJINSKY Lester Piggott M Vincent O'Brien Charles Engelhard 2/11 fav
MEADOWVILLE Johnny Seagrave Michael Jarvis Mr David Robinson
POLITICO Sandy Barclay Noel Murless Mrs O Phipps
CHARLTON Joe Mercer W R Hern HM The Queen
KING OF THE CASTLE George Duffield Peter Walwyn Mrs F Hue-Williams
MELODY ROCK W Williamson Ron Smyth Miss P Wallis
RARITY Yves Saint Martin P J Prendergast Mr L M Gelb
ROCK ROI Geoff Lewis Peter Walwyn Mr F Hue-Williams
WHINDAMUS Brian Taylor Ron Smyth Mr H G Cooper
The winner completed the Triple Crown winning by a length in 3 minutes 6.4 seconds, with half a length back to the third. In an exceptional 13 race career Nijinsky won 11 races and was second on the other 2 occasions. Over Round N/A

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