The 195th winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 11th September 1971 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Athens Wood, a bay colt by Celtic Ash out of Belle of Athens, owned by Mrs Eileen Rogerson. A field of 8 runners contested the race which was worth £35,742. (Equivalent to £507,500 in 2017)

The Youtube link below is a 47 second clip of the 1971 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
ATHENS WOOD Lester Piggott Harry Thomson-Jones Mrs Eileen Rogerson 5/2
HOMERIC Joe Mercer W R Hern Mr Michael Sobell
FALKLAND Greville Starkey Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden
ALDERNEY Geoff Baxter Arthur Budgett Captain G Fane
FRASCATI Tony Murray Noel Murless Mr H J Joel
VALDRAGUE Yves Saint Martin G Watson Baron de Rothschild
WENCESLAS Edward Hide M Vincent O'Brien Mrs C W Engelhard
GUILLERMOT Jimmy Lindley Paddy Prendergast Mr P J Prendergast
The winner won by a neck in 3 minutes 14.9 seconds, with a head separating second and third. In a 12 race career Athens Wood won 8, but was unplaced on 4 occasions. Over Round N/A

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