The 134th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 8th September 1909 over the Old St Leger course on Town Moor, was Bayardo, a bay colt by Bay Ronald out of Galicia, owned by Mr Fairie, aka Alfred Cox. A field of 7 runners contested the race which was worth £4,625. (Equivalent to £508,800 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BAYARDO Danny Maher Alec Taylor snr Mr Fairie 10/11 fav
VALENS Frank Wootton Lord Carnarvon 10/1
MIRADOR Bernard Dillon Mr W Astor 40/1
MINORU Herbert Jones HM The King 7/4
THE STORY Walter Griggs Mr J B Joel 20/1
CARROUSEL C Trigg Mr H J King 66/1
BACHELOR'S DOUBLE J Thompson Mr J Lowry 100/6
The winner won by a length and a half in 3 minutes 8.6 seconds, with half a length back to the third. In a career spanning 25 races, Bayardo won 22 of them. Over Round 111%

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