The 220th winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 14th September 1996 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Shantou, a bay colt by Alleged out of Shaima, owned by Sheikh Mohammed. A field of 11 runners contested the race which was worth £174,688. (Equivalent to £309,200 in 2017)

The Youtube link below is a 4 minutes 36 second clip of the 1996 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SHANTOU Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 8/1
DUSHYANTOR Pat Eddery Sir Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2/1 fav
SAMRAAN John Carroll John Dunlop K M Al-Mudhaf 28/1
MONS Oscar Urbina Luca Cumain Mrs E H Vestey 5/1
ST MAWES Kevin Darley John Dunlop Cheveley Park Stud 8/1
WILAWANDER Richard Hills Barry Hills Maktoum Al Maktoum 16/1
SHARIF KABEER T Quinn Saeed bin Suroor Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 11/1
HERON ISLAND John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Sangster 10/1
FLYING LEGEND Willie Ryan Sir Henry Cecil Jim Browne 18/1
GORDI Kieren Fallon Dermot Weld Dr Michael Smurfit 7/1
ORIENTAL EXPRESS Willie Carson Peter Chapple-Hyam Larry Yung 50/1
The winner won by a neck in 3 minutes 5.1 seconds, with 4 lengths back to the third. Over Round 119%

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