William Hill St Leger
Group 1, Doncaster
£700,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 6f 132y, Class 1   
Saturday 16th September 2017

The 2017 William Hill St Leger Stakes has attracted 45 entries from Great Britain, Ireland and France. 

This exceeds the 42 entries received in 2016 and 29 in 2015. 

Doncaster Racecourse

The world’s oldest Classic will be run on Saturday 16 September at Doncaster Racecourse with a total prize fund of £700,000. 

The sponsors, William Hill, make Aidan O’Brien’s Capri favourite at 4/1, one of a total of eighteen entries from Ballydoyle. 

Entries extend across the Channel with Shakeel entered from the yard of Alain de Royer Dupre, currently priced at 8/1. The last French winner of the race was the Andre Fabre trained Toulon in 1991. 

Four time St Leger winning trainer John Gosden has a total of seven entries which include Coronet and Stradivarius, the sponsor’s current co third favourites at 10/1 along with Rekindling (Joseph O’Brien) and Raheen House (Brian Meehan). 

Rekindling
© Caroline Norris
Rekindling

A win for Joseph O’Brien’s first runner Rekindling would see him become the first person to both ride and train a winner of the world’s oldest Classic since Harry Wragg completed the feat in 1969. 

William Hill’s Head of Sponsorship PR, Tony Kenny, said: “This is a very strong field of entries for the William Hill St Leger, but following Capri’s win in the Irish Derby at the Curragh earlier this month, we have installed him as the favourite at 4/1. This is the first year of our involvement with the race and we are very much looking forward to seeing which of the forty five entries move forward and come to Doncaster in September for the world’s oldest Classic.” 

William Hill St Leger: (Sponsors bet) 4/1 Capri, 8/1 Shakeel, 10/1 Coronet, Raheen House, Rekindling, Stradivarius, 14/1 Defoe, Khalidi, 16/1 Crystal Ocean, Permian, 20/1 Benbatl, Count Octave, Orderofthegarter, Venice Beach, Yucatan, 25/1 Best Solution, Douglas Macarthur, Glencadam Glory, Sir John Lavery, 33/1 Atty Persse, Exemplar, Melodic Motion, Sofia’s Rock, Spanish Steps, Taj Mahal, 40/1 Bin Battuta, Horseplay, Master Singer, Pouvoir Magique, The Grand Visir, 50/1 Best Of Days, Abyssinian, Air Supremacy, Belgravia, The Anvil, Utah, Zenon, 66/1 Cape Coast, Dubawi Prince, Finn McCool, San Remo, Squire’s Tale, Tuff Rock, World Stage, 100/1 Dark Pearl - (EW 1/5 1-2-3).

Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes 2016
£700,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 6f 132y, Class 1
9 ran
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (9) Harbour Law 22/1 G Baker
9-1
Mrs L J Mongan 3
2nd (5) ¾ Ventura Storm (IRE) 14/1 S De Sousa
9-1
R Hannon 3
3rd (7) s.h Housesof-parliament (IRE) 7/1 C O'Donoghue
9-1
A P O'Brien 3
4th (6) 10 Muntahaa (IRE) 4/1 P Hanagan
9-1
J H M Gosden 3
5th (1) 8 Sword Fighter (IRE) 9/1 D O'Brien
9-1
A P O'Brien 3
6th (4) 2 Harrison 40/1 G Lee
9-1
M R Channon 3
7th (3) nk Ormito (GER) 20/1 Oisin Murphy
9-1
A M Balding 3
8th (8) 5 The Tartan Spartan (IRE) 66/1 P Makin
9-1
J P Shanahan 3
UR (2) Idaho (IRE) 4/6f J A Heffernan
9-1
A P O'Brien 3

William Hill Offer Club

LADBROKES ST LEGER ROLL OF HONOUR (1946-2014)
Year Horse Trainer Jockey Owner SP Ran

2016 HARBOUR LAW Mrs LJ Mongan George Baker Mrs Jackie Cornwell 22/1 8
2015 SIMPLE VERSE Ralph Beckett Andrea Atzeni QRL/Sheikh Suhaim Al Thani/M Al Kubaisi 8/1 7
2014 KINGSTON HILL Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni Paul Smith 9/4F 12

2013 LEADING LIGHT Aidan O’Brien Joseph O’Brien Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor 7/2F 11
2012 ENCKE Mahmood Al Zarooni Mickael Barzalona Godolphin 25/1 9
2011 MASKED MARVEL John Gosden William Buick Bjorn Nielsen 15/2 9
2010 ARCTIC COSMOS John Gosden William Buick Rachel Hood & Robin Geffen 12/1 10
2009 MASTERY Saeed bin Suroor Ted Durcan Godolphin 14/1 8
2008 CONDUIT Sir Michael Stoute Frankie Dettori Ballymacoll Stud 8/1 14
2007 LUCARNO John Gosden Jimmy Fortune George Strawbridge 7/2 10
2006** SIXTIES ICON Jeremy Noseda Frankie Dettori Susan Roy 11/8F 11
2005 SCORPION Aidan O’Brien IRE Frankie Dettori Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor 10/11F 6
2004 RULE OF LAW Saeed bin Suroor Kerrin McEvoy Godolphin 3/1JF 9
2003 BRIAN BORU Aidan O’Brien IRE Jamie Spencer Sue Magnier 5/4F 12
2002 BOLLIN ERIC Tim Easterby Kevin Darley Sir Neil & Lady Westbrook 7/1 8
2001 MILAN Aidan O’Brien IRE Michael Kinane Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier 13/8F 10
2000 MILLENARY John Dunlop Richard Quinn Neil Jones 11/4F 11
1999 MUTAFAWEQ Saeed bin Suroor Richard Hills Godolphin 11/2 9
1998 NEDAWI Saeed bin Suroor John Reid Godolphin 5/2F 9
1997 SILVER PATRIARCH John Dunlop Pat Eddery Peter Winfield 5/4F 10
1996 SHANTOU John Gosden Frankie Dettori Sheikh Mohammed 8/1 11
1995 CLASSIC CLICHE Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 100/30F 10
1994 MOONAX Barry Hills Pat Eddery Sheikh Mohammed 40/1 8
1993 BOB'S RETURN Mark Tompkins Philip Robinson Jackie Smith 3/1F 9
1992 USER FRIENDLY Clive Brittain George Duffield Bill Gredley 7/4F 7
1991 TOULON Andre Fabre FR Pat Eddery Khalid Abdullah 5/2F 10
1990 SNURGE Paul Cole Richard Quinn Martyn Arbib 7/2 8
1989* MICHELOZZO Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Charles St George 6/4F 8
1988 MINSTER SON Neil Graham Willie Carson Lady Beaverbrook 15/2 6
1987 REFERENCE POINT Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Louis Freedman 4/11F 7
1986 MOON MADNESS John Dunlop Pat Eddery Duchess of Norfolk 9/2 8
1985 OH SO SHARP Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Sheikh Mohammed 8/11F 6
1984 COMMANCHE RUN Luca Cumani Lester Piggott Ivan Allan 7/4F 11
1983 SUN PRINCESS Dick Hern Willie Carson Sir Michael Sobell 11/8F 10
1982 TOUCHING WOOD Tom Jones Paul Cook Maktoum Al Maktoum 7/1 15
1981 CUT ABOVE Dick Hern Joe Mercer Sir John Astor 28/1 7
1980 LIGHT CAVALRY Henry Cecil Joe Mercer Jim Joel 3/1 7
1979 SON OF LOVE Robert Collet FR Alain Lequeux A Rolland 20/1 17
1978 JULIO MARINER Clive Brittain Edward Hide Marcos Lemos 28/1 14
1977 DUNFERMLINE Dick Hern Willie Carson The Queen 10/1 13
1976 CROW Angel Penna FR Yves Saint-Martin Daniel Wildenstein 6/1CF 15
1975 BRUNI Ryan Price Tony Murray Charles St George 9/1 12
1974 BUSTINO Dick Hern Joe Mercer Lady Beaverbrook 11/10F 10
1973 PELEID Bill Elsey Frankie Durr Bill Behrens 28/1 13
1972 BOUCHER Vincent O'Brien IRE Lester Piggott Ogden Phipps 3/1 7
1971 ATHENS WOOD Tom Jones Lester Piggott Mrs John Rogerson 5/2 8
1970 NIJINSKY Vincent O'Brien IRE Lester Piggott Charles Engelhard 2/7F 9
1969 INTERMEZZO Harry Wragg Ron Hutchinson Gerry Oldham 7/1 11
1968 RIBERO Fulke Johnson Houghton Lester Piggott Charles Engelhard 100/30 8
1967 RIBOCCO Fulke Johnson Houghton Lester Piggott Charles Engelhard 7/2 9
1966 SODIUM George Todd Frankie Durr R J Sigita 7/1 9
1965 PROVOKE Dick Hern Joe Mercer John Astor 28/1 11
1964 INDIANA Jack Watts Jimmy Lindley Charles Engelhard 100/7 15
1963 RAGUSA Paddy Prendergast IRE Garnet Bougoure Jim Mullion 2/5F 7
1962 HETHERSETT Dick Hern Harry Carr Major Lionel Holliday 100/8 15
1961 AURELIUS Noel Murless Lester Piggott Mrs V Lilley 9/2 13
1960 ST PADDY Noel Murless Lester Piggott Sir Victor Sassoon 4/6F 9
1959 CANTELO Charles Elsey Edward Hide William Hill 100/7 11
1958 ALCIDE Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Harry Carr Sir Humphrey de Trafford 4/9F 8
1957 BALLYMOSS Vincent O’Brien IRE T P Burns Jock McShain 8/1 16
1956 CAMBREMER George Bridgland FR Freddie Palmer R B Strassburger 8/1 13
1955 MELD Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Harry Carr Lady Zia Wernher 10/11F 8
1954 NEVER SAY DIE Joe Lawson Charlie Smirke Robert Sterling Clark 100/30 16
1953 PREMONITION Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Eph Smith W P Wyatt 10/1 11
1952 TULYAR Marcus Marsh Charlie Smirke H H Aga Khan III 10/11F 12
1951 TALMA II Charles Semblat FR Rae Johnstone Marcel Boussac 7/1 18
1950 SCRATCH II Charles Semblat FR Rae Johnstone Marcel Boussac 9/2 15
1949 RIDGE WOOD Noel Murless Michael Beary G R H Smith 100/7 16
1948 BLACK TARQUIN Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Edgar Britt W Woodward 15/2 14
1947 SAYAJIRAO Fred Armstrong Edgar Britt Maharaja Of Baroda 9/2 11
1946 AIRBOURNE Dick Perryman Tommy Lowrey Jock Ferguson 3/1 11
* Run at Ayr
** Run at York

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