The 68th winner of the St Leger, held on Tuesday 12th September 1843 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Nutwith, a bay colt by Tomboy out of a dam of Hackfall, owned by Mr Samuel Wrather. A field of 9 runners contested the race, although there were 127 subscriptions of 50 sovereigns each, which was worth 6350 sovereigns. The value to the winner was £3,100. (Equivalent to £322,400 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
NUTWITH Job Marson Bob Johnson Mr Samuel Wrather 100/7
COTHERSTONE F Butler Mr Bowes 4/7 fav
PRIZEFIGHTER J Holmes Lord Chesterfield 7/2
TRUEBOY M Noble Mr D Cook 20/1
MANIA Nat Flatman Mr Payne 12/1
ARISTIDES G Noble Lord Eglinton 20/1
REVIEWER W Noble Mr R Bell 50/1
DUMPLING Sim Templeman Major Yarburgh 50/1
PHLEGON Jem Robinson Lord Exeter 8/1
There were two false starts caused by Aristides and Phlegon, but once they got away it was Prizefighter who cut out the early pace. At the Red House the favourite Cotherstone made his bid for glory, but inside the distance Prizefighter fought back on the rails and Nutwith came with a late rattle between them. At the line only a short head separated Nutwith and Cotherstone, with just a neck back to Prizefighter, the winners time being 3 minutes 20 seconds. Over Round 125%

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