DONCASTER ST LEGER 1780

The 5th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 27th September 1780 over the 2 miles of Town Moor, was Ruler, a bay colt by Young Marske out of Flora, owned by Mr William Bethell. A field of 7 runners contested the race, although there were 17 subscriptions of 25 guineas each, which was worth 425 Guineas. (Equivalent to £71,600 in 2017)

RULER SR 1859

Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
RULER John Mangle ---- Mr William Bethell 5/2
ANTAGONIST     Mr Thomas Stapleton 4/6
UNNAMED BAY COLT BROTHER TO OMNIUM     Lord Scarbrough
UNNAMED CHESTNUT COLT BY BAY MALTON     Lord Rockingham
ZODIAC     Sir John Lister Kaye
UNNAMED CHESTNUT COLT BY TANTRUM     Colonel Anthony St Leger
UNNAMED CHESTNUT COLT BY SWEETBRIAR     Mr Sulsh

The winner’s first race was on 24th May 1780 in the Hunmanby 25 Guineas Sweepstake in which he defeated Foxhuntoribus and Young Ragman. He went to the St Leger as second favourite and overpowered the odds on Antagonist. In his 4 year old career he ran third at York behind Fortitude, and then returned to Hunmanby to win a £50 race. In his final race he broke down in a race won by Thornville.

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