The 158th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 9th September 1931 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Sandwich, a bay colt by Sansovino out of Waffles, owned by the 6th Earl of Rosebery. A field of 10 runners contested the race which was worth £6,500. (Equivalent to £390,000 in 2017)

The Youtube link below, supplied by British Pathe, is a 2 minute 9 second clip of the 1931 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SANDWICH Harry Wragg Jack Jarvis 6th Earl of Rosebery 9/1
ORPEN Joe Childs Lawson Sir John Rutherford 11/2
SIR ANDREW Pat Beasley Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Mr William Woodward 20/1
BIRTHDAY BOOK F Lane Lawson Lord Astor 100/1
GOYESCAS Charlie Elliott B Jarvis M Marcel Boussac 9/1
CONVOY Gordon Richards Lawson Mr A R Cox 50/1
CAMERONIAN Freddie Fox Fred Darling Mr J A Dewar 5/6 fav
KHORSHEED Michael Beary R Dawson HH Aga Khan 50/1
INGLESANT Robert Jones Lawson Mr Somerville Tattersall 100/6
SALAAM Tommy Weston George Lambton Lord Derby 10/1
The winner won by an easy 4 lengths in 3 minutes 11.2 seconds, with a length between second and third. The winner contested 16 races, winning just 4, including the Chester Vase and King Edward VII Stakes. Over Round 114%

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