The 50th winner of the St Leger, held on Tuesday 20th September 1825 over the St Leger course of Town Moor, was Memnon, a bay colt by Whisker out of Manuella, owned by Mr Richard Watt. A field of 30 runners contested the race, although there were 88 subscriptions of 25 guineas each, which was worth 2200 Guineas. (Equivalent to £222,200 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
MEMNON William Scott Richard Shepherd Mr Richard Watt 11/4 fav
THE ALDERMAN Sam Chifney Mr Russell 10/1
ACTAEON J Garbutt Mr R Milnes 100/1
CHATEAU MARGAUX W Arnold Lord Egremont 20/1
CROWCATCHER Ben Smith Duke of Leeds 100/1
FALCON G Nelson Mr Lumley 100/1
BROWNLOCK F Boyce Mr Richardson 30/1
REDGAUNTLET Jem Robinson Lord Exeter 9/2
UNNAMED BAY COLT BY MULEY W Wheatley Mr Udney 100/1
TRINCULO John Day Sir J Byng 23/1
PASTIME Sam Day Mr Fulwar Craven 25/1
FLEUR-DE-LIS P Connolly Sir M W Ridley 100/1
DAUNTLESS Tom Goodisson Mr Holyoake 100/1
OBERON Snowy Mr Heathcote 100/1
CAMELLINA S Barnard Mr Uppleby 100/1
DARE DEVIL H Edwards Lord Kelburne 100/1
ULTIMA A Paris Colonel King 100/1
COUNT PORRO M Noble Mr Lambton 100/1
RAPID Sam Darling Major Gore 100/1
HIS GRACE T Lye Mr Houldsworth 100/1
ARDROGEUS G Dockeray Mr Houldsworth 100/1
BROTHER TO CHRONICLE J Scott Mr Humphries 100/1
BOB LOGIC G Oates Mr Wright 100/1
OCTAVUS G Skelton Mr Wright 100/1
ZIRZA Sim Templeman Mr Watt 100/1
HOMER John Jackson Lord Kennedy 15/2
HYLDA T Nicholson Sir W Milner 100/1
BRIGAND Robert Johnson Mr Riddell 100/1
CLEVELAND William Clift Mr Baird 20/1
SPINAWAY J Gray Mr Bulter 100/1
The largest field to date in the final Classic of the season saw 30 runners line up at the start. Naturally this caused the inevitable problems, and after a false start the running was made by Dauntless. After the hill the lead changed hands several times until 2 furlongs from home when Fleur-de-Lis fell, bringing down Zirza, and this was the cue for Scott to take the favourite to the front. Memnon led at the distance and won by a comfortable 3 lengths in 3 minutes 23 seconds. In a career consisting of 15 races Memnon won 9 and was second in 4 further races, wins included the York St Leger in 1825 and the Ascot Gold Cup in 1827. Over Round 108%
Note:The image above is in the public domain being by Clifton Tomson who died over 150 years ago in 1828.

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