The 211th winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 12th September 1987 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Reference Point, a bay colt by Mill Reef out of Home on the Range, owned by Mr Louis Freedman. A field of 7 runners contested the race which was worth £125,000. (Equivalent to £336,250 in 2017)

The Youtube link below is a 4 minute 04 second clip of the 1987 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
REFERENCE POINT Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Louis Freedman 4/11 fav
MOUNTAIN KINGDOM Pat Eddery Clive Brittain
DRY DOCK Willie Carson W R Hern
GULF KING Alan Cruz Paul Kelleway
KING OF MERCIA Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani
LOVE THE GROOM Tony Ives John Dunlop
WATERFIELD Brent Thompson Peter Walwyn
The winner won by a length and a half in 3 minutes 5.91 seconds, with 8 lengths back to the third. In a magnificent career spanning 10 races, Reference Point won 7 and was second once. Over Round N/A

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