The 66th winner of the St Leger, held on Tuesday 14th September 1841 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Satirist, a brown colt by Pantaloon out of Sarcasm, owned by the 1st Marquis of Westminster. A field of 11 runners contested the race, although there were 135 subscriptions of 50 sovereigns each, which was worth 6750 sovereigns. The value to the winner was £3,475. (Equivalent to £325,300 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SATIRIST Bill Scott John Scott 1st Marquis of Westminster 6/1
CORONATION John Day Mr Rawlinson 4/7 fav
THE SQUIRE R Hesseltine Mr Bell 16/1
PAGAN Sim Templeman Colonel Cradock 50/1
CATTONIAN J Holmes Mr S King 50/1
ERMENGARDIS J Cartwright Colonel Craufurd 50/1
VAN AMBURGH Nat Flatman Lord Westminster 8/1
QUILT ARNOLD Tommy Lye Mr Gascoigne 50/1
JACK SHEPPARD Job Marson Mr Gascoigne 50/1
ERINGO Patrick Connolly Mr Thornhill 20/1
GALAOR Wakefield Mr Vansittart 50/1
The strongly fancied favourite, Derby winner Coronation, was all the rage in the betting and connections would not hear of defeat. After the obligatory false start it was Cattonian who set the early pace. At the foot of the hill John Day took the favourite to the front and maintained a strong gallop until inside the furlong pole when Satirist challenged. A good battle ensued before Satirist prevailed by half a neck in 3 minutes 21 seconds. The day after this race there was an extremely important meeting between the Doncaster Corporation and the Jockey Club, details of which are shown below. Over Round 111%
A deputation from the Doncaster Corporation stated that the Council would recommend that in future they would provide a Cup to the value of 200 guineas and, in addition, a subscription of £500. Lord George Bentinck, on behalf of the Jockey Club, stated that they required £1000, observing that if that proposition was not acceded then they would transfer their support to those racecourses where the proprietors were not determined to give as little as possible. Further stating, 'We know we have the power to destroy and annihilate your races and we are of a mind to do so unless you are disposed to make annually so liberal a contribution as we think in justice and fairness you ought'. With this threat hanging over them the Town Council voted by 13 to 8 in favour of subscribing £1000.

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