The 100th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 15th September 1875 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Craigmillar, a chestnut colt by Blair Athol out of Miss Roland, owned by Mr William Stirling Crawfurd. A field of 13 runners contested the race, although there were 187 subscriptions of 25 sovereigns each, which was worth 4675 sovereigns. The value to the winner was £4,150. (Equivalent to £413,600 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
CRAIGMILLAR Tom Chaloner Alec Taylor snr Mr W S Crawfurd 100/15
BALFE Tom Cannon Prince Soltykoff 12/1
EARL OF DARTREY J Goater Mr H Savile 6/1
RABAGAS II Heslop M Aumont 20/1
SEYMOUR T Osborne Mr Trentham 9/2 fav
BREECHLOADER F Webb Lord Fitzwilliam 40/1
DREADNOUGHT Fred Archer Lord Falmouth 9/1
PERKIN WARBECK John Osborne Mr Johnstone 25/1
ST CYR Hudson M A Lupin 25/1
GILBERT George Fordham Count F De Lagrange 7/1
NEW HOLLAND Parry Prince Soltykoff 50/1
SAINT LEGER Morris Mr W Mitchell-Innes 10/1
DALBRECK Custance Mr Etches 66/1
When the flag fell no one was keen to go on but Seymour reluctantly set the pace closely followed by Ne Holland. This order was maintained until Perkin Warbeck made a bid for glory approaching the hill, a lead he kept until the field reached the Red House whereupon Balfe, Rabagas II and Craigmillar made their efforts. From 2 out it was clear that Craigmillar was going easily and readily won by 3 lengths in 3 minutes 20 seconds, with half a length between Balfe and Earl of Dartrey. Craigmillar won the Buckenham Stakes at Newmarket and the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood as a 2 year old, while later in his career he was defeated by Apology in the 1876 Ascot Gold Cup before winning the Doncaster Cup in the same year. Over Round 103%

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