The 206th winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 11th September 1982 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Touching Wood, a brown colt by Roberto out of Mandera, owned by Maktoum Al Maktoum. A field of 16 runners contested the race which was worth £100,000. (Equivalent to £353,000 in 2017)

The Youtube link below, supplied by World of Sport, is a 3 minute 39 second clip of the 1982 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
TOUCHING WOOD Paul Cook Harry Thomson Jones Maktoum Al Maktoum 7/1
ZILOS Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs Mrs H Cambanis
DIAMOND SHOAL John Matthias Ian Balding Mr Paul Mellon
BORN HERO Billy Newnes Henry Candy
BROKEN RAIL Willie Carson W R Hern
CHEM Alain Lequeux Olivier Douieb
ELECTRIC Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
JALMOOD Lester Piggott John Dunlop
KHAIPOUR John Reid R Houghton
LE MAIN JAUNE H Samani Francois Mathet
MUSLAB Terry Rogers H Thomson Jones
NORWICK Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
PALACE GOLD Tony Ives W O'Gorman
RIVELLING Ernie Johnson John Oxx
ROCAMADOUR Edward Hide Arthur Pitt
LAST FEATHER Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
The winner won by a length and a half in 3 minutes 3.53 seconds, with a further two and a half lengths back to the third. In a 9 race career Touching Wood won 3 and was second four times. Over Round N/A
Note: The image above is in the public domain in the United Arab Emirates.

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