The 61st winner of the St Leger, held on Tuesday 20th September 1836 over the St Leger course on Town Moor, was Elis, a chestnut colt by Langar out of Olympia, owned officially by Thomas Anson 1st Earl of Lichfield, but in reality he was owned by Lord George Bentinck (see picture below). A field of 14 runners contested the race, although there were 75 subscriptions of 50 sovereigns each, which was worth 3750 sovereigns. (Equivalent to £438,800 in 2017)

ELIS SR 1985

Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
ELIS John Day John Doe Thomas Anson 1st Earl of Lichfield 7/2
SCROGGINS William Scott Mr William Scott 6/4
BEE'S WING R Johnson Mr Orde 10/1
TRAPBALL Jem Robinson Mr Mostyn 7/1
EBBERSTON S Rogers Mr George Osbaldeston 100/1
VULTURE Sam Darling Mr Allanson 12/1
BLACK DIAMOND G Nelson Lord Eglinton 20/1
SNYDERS Chapple Lord Westminster 30/1
CAREW F Edwards Lord Chesterfield 40/1
LOCOMOTIVE J Holmes Mr T Dawson 100/1
REDSHANK Nat Flatman Mr Bird 9/1
WEDGE P Connolly Colonel Westenra 10/1
THE CARPENTER Sim Templeman Mr S L Fox 100/1
THE BARD R Hesseltine Mr Skipsey 100/1
The winner won with the greatest of ease by 2 lengths in 3 minutes 20 seconds. In a career consisting of 15 races he won 11 and came second in his other 4 races, twice being second to Bay Middleton. Over Round 124%

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774 former courses

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140 former courses

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235 former courses

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