The 197th winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 15th September 1973 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Peleid, a bay colt by Derring-Do out of Winning Bid, owned by Mr William Behrens. A field of 13 runners contested the race which was worth £42,290. (Equivalent to £511,800 in 2017)

The Youtube link below is a 1 minute 12 second clip of the 1973 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
PELEID Frankie Durr Bill Elsey Mr William Behrens 28/1
BUOY Joe Mercer W R Hern Mr R Hollingsworth
DUKE OF RAGUSA John Gorton Bruce Hobbs Lord Rosebery
CAVO DORO Lester Piggott M Vincent O'Brien Captain Marcos Lemos
GALA KING G Kyle H Ryan Price Mr K Maharaj
HONEY CREPE Paul Cook J E Watts Mr J Phillipps
KING LEVANSTELL A Murray H Ryan Price Mr K Maharaj
LONG ROW M L Thomas R Jarvis Mrs F Allen
PROJECTOR Geoff Baxter Arthur Budgett Colonel F Wright
RAGAPAN Bill Williamson Kevin Prendergast Mr F O'Sullivan
VALUTA N Philipperon J Cunnington Mrs Hue-Williams
ZAB Geof Lewis W R Hern Lady Beaverbrook
AUREOLETTA Willie Carson Barry Hills Mr Phil Bull
The winner won by 2 1/2 lengths in 3 minutes 8.21 seconds with a neck back to the third. Over Round N/A

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