DONCASTER ST LEGER 1838

The 63rd winner of the St Leger, held on Tuesday 18th September 1838 over the St Leger course on Town Moor, was Don John, a bay colt by Tramp out of a dam by Lepanto, owned by the 6th Earl of Chesterfield. A field of 7 runners contested the race, although there were 66 subscriptions of 50 sovereigns each, which was worth 3300 sovereigns. (Equivalent to £340,000 in 2017)

DON JOHN SR 2026

Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
DON JOHN William (Bill) Scott John Scott 6th Earl of Chesterfield 13/8
ION A Pavis Colonel Peel 9/4
LANERCOST H Edwards Mr Ramsay 9/2
SAINTFOIN P Connolly Mr Thornhill 9/1
COBHAM Jem Robinson Mr H Coombe 16/1
ALZIRA John Day Duke of Cleveland 20/1
THE HYDRA S Chapple Mr Fairlie 40/1
The winner won by 12 lengths in a common canter in a time of 3 minutes 17 seconds. In a career of 10 races he won 9, including the Doncaster Gold Cup of 1838. Over Round 109%

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774 former courses

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400 former courses

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140 former courses

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264 pages

235 former courses

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