The 209th winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 14th September 1985 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Oh So Sharp, a chestnut filly by Kris out of Oh So Far, owned by Sheikh Mohammed. A field of 6 runners contested the race which was worth £120,000. (Equivalent to £355,200 in 2017)

The Youtube link below, supplied by World of Sport, is a 3 minute 26 second clip of the 1985 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
OH SO SHARP Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 8/11 fav
PHARDANTE Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
LANFRANCO Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
KHOZDAR Willie Carson W R Hern
NEMAIN Alain Lequeux David O'Brien
TROY FAIR Paul Cook W R Hern
The winner won by three quarters of a length in 3 minutes 7.13 seconds, with a head back to the third. In an excellent 9 race career Oh So Sharp won 7 races, was second on the other two occasions and completed the Fillies Triple Crown. Over Round N/A

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