The 27th winner of the St Leger, held on Tuesday 28th September 1802 over the 2 miles of Town Moor, was Orville, a bay colt by Beningbrough out of Evelina, owned by the 4th Earl Fitzwilliam. A field of 7 runners contested the race, although there were 15 subscriptions of 25 guineas each, which was worth 375 Guineas. (Equivalent to £25,800 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
ORVILLE John Singleton jnr Christoper Scaife 4th Earl Fitzwilliam 8/1
PIPYLIN W Wilkinson Mr Sitwell 5/1
SPARROWHAWK W Peirse Earl Fitzwilliam 4/1
BRANDON W Collinson Lord Belhaven 10/1
TWIZZLEHER J Edwards Sir Thomas Gascoigne 50/1
YOUNG ECLIPSE W Clift Mr Wilson 4/5 fav
TANKERSLEY Frank Buckle Sir R Winn 50/1
The winner, despite their being an odds on favourite in the race, won with the greatest of ease. However, he was beaten in the Doncaster Cup the following day, and in a 34 race career he won 20 and was second in 8 further races. Over Round 115%
Note: The image shown above is by J Scott after a painting by Clifton Tomson and is in the public domain beacuse the artist has been dead for over 100 years.

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