The 102nd winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 12th September 1877 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Silvio, a bay colt by Blair Athol out of Silverhair, owned by 6th Viscount Falmouth. A field of 14 runners contested the race, although there were 214 subscriptions of 25 sovereigns each, which was worth 5350 sovereigns. The value to the winner was £5,025. (Equivalent to £532,700 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SILVIO Fred Archer Matthew Dawson 6th Viscount Falmouth 64/40 fav
LADY GOLIGHTLY Morris Lord Falmouth 4/1
MANOEUVRE J Snowden Lord Bradford 100/6
WARRIOR Glover Mr Gomm 200/1
ZUCCHERO Skelton Lord Bradford 20/1
SUNRAY Tom Chaloner Mr J H Houldsworth 100/1
SHELDRAKE C Archer Mr T Jennings 200/1
PLUNGER Jemmy Goater Mr H Baltazzi 7/1
STRATHMORE John Osborne Mr J Johnstone 66/1
FONTAINEBLEAU Hudson M A Lupin 10/1
DURHAM Bruckshaw Mr C Perkins 200/1
STRACHINO Constable Mr A D Bartholomew 100/8
BROWN PRINCE Custance Mr M H Sandford 200/1
HIDALGO Tom Cannon Lord Vivian 50/1
Epsom Derby winner Silvio was heavily supported to land a second Classic and was held at the rear as Manoeuvre cut out the early running. It was not until crossing the road that he gave up the lead to Sheldrake who maintained a lead until half a mile from home. Fred Archer shot Silvio clear fully 3 furlongs from home, followed by the rejuvenated Manoeuvre and Lady Golightly. Silvio was never threatened, winning y an easy 3 lengths in 3 minutes 27 seconds, while Lady Golightly got the better of Manoeuvre by a head. Over Round 104%

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