The 43rd winner of the St Leger, held on Monday 21st September 1818 over the St Leger course of Town Moor, was Reveller, a bay colt by Comus out of Rosette, owned by Mr Henry Peirse. A field of 21 runners contested the race, although there were 51 subscriptions of 25 guineas each, which was worth 1275 Guineas. (Equivalent to £105,900 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
REVELLER Robert Johnson John Lonsdale Mr Henry Peirse 7/2
RANTER John Shepherd   Mr Henry Peirse 100/3
THE MARSHAL William Scott   Mr J Powlett 100/2
BEGGAR GIRL John Jackson   Mr Watt 3/1 fav
BELIANIS Earl Fitzwilliam 50/1
CARDENIO Earl Fitzwilliam 50/1
ELEANOR Duke of Hamilton 100/5
WONDER Mr Paulden 50/1
MASKER Mr E Petre 13/1
LOCHINVAR Mr Lambton 50/1
NEWTON Lord Surrey 50/1
CORREGIO Lord Derby 100/4
OCTAVIANA Duke of Leeds 6/1
AWFUL Lord Scarbrough 50/1
LORD LIEUTENANT Duke of Hamilton 50/1
TRULLA Mr Gascoigne 50/1
CERBERUS Mr Watt 50/1
MASTER BEVERLEY Colonel King 50/1
LIGHTNING Mr Chilton 9/1
SIR WILLIAM Mr Herrick 50/1
After Ranter, Octaviana and The Marshal were alloed to bowl along in front right to the distance, Reveller then took it up readily and won with a good deal to spare. The winner ran 17 times in his career, winning 14 and coming second on the other 3 occasions. As well as the St Leger victory he also won the Doncaster Stakes in 1819, the Lancaster Gold Cup in both 1821 and 1822, the Lincoln Gold Cup in 1821 and the Preston Gold Cup in 1822 and again in 1823. Over Round 117%
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