The 148th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 12th September 1923 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Tranquil, a bay filly by Swynford out of Serenissima, owned by the 17th Earl of Derby. A field of 13 runners contested the race which was worth £6,500. (Equivalent to £339,300 in 2017)

The Youtube link below is a 1 minutes 29 second clip of the 1923 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
TRANQUIL Tommy Weston Charles Morton 17th Earl of Derby 100/9
PAPYRUS Steve Donoghue B Jarvis Mr B Irish 15/8 fav
TERESINA G Hulme R Dawson HH Aga Khan III 100/7
PARTH F O'Neill Crawford Mr M Goculdas 100/30
TWELVE POINTER Brownie Carslake Atty Persse Duke of Westminster 100/8
DORIC Joe Childs Watson Mr Anthony de Rothschild 50/1
SOLDUMENO M Wing Ireland Mr D Sullivan 40/1
WAYGOOD Henri Jelliss Halsey Mr W Raphael 25/1
ELLANGOWAN Vic Smyth Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 100/8
EASTERN MONARCH Charlie Elliott Jack Jarvis Sir G Bullough 100/6
SCAPINO Frank Bullock Alec Taylor M M Calmann 50/1
OLD NIC F Lane Hammond Sir Henry Bird 100/1
COLOSSUS W McLachlan De Mestre Mr Solly Joel 33/1
The winner won by 2 lengths in 3 minutes 5 seconds, with a length and a half back to the third. Over Round 110%
Shown below is an extract from Lord Derby's and his stud manager Major Jack Paine's Studbook.

ISBN 978-0-9957632-0-3

652 pages

774 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-1-0

352 pages

400 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-2-7

180 pages

140 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-3-4

264 pages

235 former courses

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