ST. LEGER STAKES
(United Press Association.—Copyright.} (Received 9th September, 1.30 p.m.) LONDON, Bth September. The following is the result of the ST. LEGER STAKES, of 4000 sovs, with a sweeptake. of 100 sovs each; about one mile and six furlongs. Lord Woolavington's ch c Coronach, by Hurry On—Wet Kiss, 3yrs .. 1 Lord Derby's ch c Caissot, by Gay Crusader—Keysoe, 3yrs 2 S. Tattersall's eh f Foliation, by Tracery—Eglantine 11., 3yrs .. 3 There were twelve starters. "Won by i two lengths. Time, 3min 1 3-Bsec —a record. Coronach was last away, yet ho had six lengths' advantage when half the distance had been covered. Caissot and Foliation came into the picture a furlong and a half from home, but Coronach was still going with great vim, and could not be caught. Coronach's victory amply proves his claim to be the best three-year-old this season, especially as he lost several lengths at the starting gate. Ho quickly made up this handicap, and was fonr lengths ahead when entering the straight. He won in record time, making his season's winnings for Lord Woolavington more than £40,000. Coronach was further handicapped by the shifting of a plate during the race.
The St. Leger is one of the oldest races in England, having been started in 1776, when Lord Rockingham's Allabaculia won. It is run at Doncaster, but during the war years was run at Newmarket under the title of September Stakes. The previous record for the Doneaster course was held by Mr. J. B. Joel's Black Jester (by Polymelus), who, in 1914, covered the distance in 3min 2 3-ssec. Since the war the race has been worn by the following:—l9l9, Lord Derby's b f Keysoe; 1920, M. Goculda's gr c Caligula; 1921, Lord Londonderry's ch c Polemarch; 1922, Lord Lonsdale's b c Royal Lancer; 1923, Lord Derby's b f Tranquil; 1924, The Aga Khan's b c Salmon Trout; 1925, Sir J. Rutherford's br c Solario. Coronach haa won several of the big races this year, including the Derby, when he beat the favourite Colorado into third place. Colorado had beaten Coronach by five lengths in the Two Thousand Guineas only a week or two previously, but when the Derby Stakes was being run he showed himself to t>e the better horse.
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ST. LEGER STAKES, Evening Post, Volume CXII, Issue 61, 9 September 1926
ST. LEGER STAKES Evening Post, Volume CXII, Issue 61, 9 September 1926
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