The 162nd winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 8th September 1937 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Chulmleigh, a bay colt by Singapore out of Rose of England, owned by 1st Baron Glanely. A field of 15 runners contested the race which was worth £10,197. (Equivalent to £660,800 in 2017)

The Youtube link below is a 1 minute 47 second clip of the 1937 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
CHULMLEIGH Gordon Richards Thomas Hogg 1st Baron Glanely 18/1
FAIR COPY R Perryman C Leader Lord Derby 6/1
MID-DAY SUN M Beary F Butters Mrs G Miller 3/1 fav
GOYA II Charlie Elliott George Lambton Marcel Boussac 100/6
SOLFO T Lowrey B Jarvis Major J Courtauld 7/1
DOUBLE BRACKET P Maher G Wellesley Lt-Col W J Hodner 66/1
SULTAN MAHOMED Charlie Smirke Frank Butters HH Aga Khan11/2
SANDSPRITE Brownie Carslake H Powney Mrs F Nagle 20/1
SNOW LEOPARD Harry Wragg M Marsh Maharaja of Rajpipla 66/1
FULL SAIL Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 20/1
RENARDO Steve Donoghue B Jarvis Sir Victor Sassoon 66/1
SWEET CONTENT J Marshall G Digby Mr F W Dennis 50/1
PERIFOX Pat Beasley Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Mr William Woodward 100/9
SENOR J Crouch R Dawson Mr W Barnett 40/1
MARANTA T Weedon J Lawson Sir Abe Bailey 40/1
The winner won by half a length in 3 minutes 7.4 seconds, with 3/4 length back to the third. Over Round 105%

In the Official 3-Y-O Free Handicap Derby winner Mid-Day Sun was rated 2lbs higher than 1000 Guineas and Oaks winner Exhibitionist, 4lbs higher than 2000 Guineas winner Le Ksar, and 5lbs higher than St Leger winner Chulmleigh. Based on their entire career performances this site rates Mid-Day Sun 2lbs higher than Le Ksar and Chulmleigh, and 3lbs higher than Exhibitionist.

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