The 150th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 9th September 1925 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Solario, a bay colt by Gainsborough out of Sun Worship, owned by Sir John Rutherford. A field of 15 runners contested the race which was worth £6,500. (Equivalent to £363,400 in 2017)

The Youtube link below, supplied by British Pathe, is a 1 minute 59 second clip of the 1925 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SOLARIO Joe Childs Reginald Day Sir John Rutherford 7/2 jf
ZAMBO Brownie Carslake R Dawson HH Aga Khan III 6/1
WARDEN OF THE MARCHES W Wells Fred Darling Lord Lonsdale 18/1
PICAROON Frank Bullock Alec Taylor Mr A R Cox 7/1
BUCELLAS Henri Jelliss B Jarvis Mr J P Hornung 28/1
FOXLAW Michael Beary R Day Sir Abe Bailey 100/1
HOTUN-NOR K Robertson Dundas Sir H Meux 100/1
MANNA Steve Donoghue Fred Darling Mr H Morriss 7/2 jf
PONS ASINORUM Tommy Burns H Powney Mr A Lowry 22/1
ROIDORE Tommy Weston Peacock Sir E W Tate 50/1
ST BECAN Charlie Elliott Jack Jarvis Sir G Bullough 28/1
SPELTHORNE G Archibald Peter Gilpin Major Giles Loder 100/9
TOURNESOL R Jones Taylor M M Calmann 33/1
SIR KENNETH T Pryor L Ward Mr J White 28/1
WARMINSTER Harry Wragg C Peck Senor S J Unzue 40/1
The winner won by an easy 3 lengths in 3 minutes 4.4 seconds, with the same distance between second and third. In a 12 race career Solario won 6 including the Ascot Gold Cup and Coronation Cup. Over Round 112%

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