The 166th winner of the New St Leger Stakes, held on Saturday 12th September 1942 over 1 3/4 miles at Newmarket, was Sun Chariot, a bay filly by Hyperion out of Clarence, owned by HM King George VI. A field of 8 runners contested the race which was worth £2,623 to the winner. (Equivalent to £121,700 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SUN CHARIOT Gordon Richards Fred Darling HM King George VI 9/4
WATLING STREET Harry Wragg Lord Derby 2/1 fav
HYPERIDES Eph Smith Lord Rosebery 9/2
SHAHPOOR Cliff Richards Mr A Allnatt 100/8
UJIJI Charlie Elliott Mr A Allnatt 100/6
SOLWAY S Ellis Miss Bullock 100/6
SUN KING M Beary Duke of Norfolk 40/1
KOLO T H Carey Mr F Pratt 66/1
The extremely impressive Sun Chariot completed the Fillies Triple Crown by landing the New St Leger by an easy 3 lengths in 3 minutes 8.2 seconds, with 5 lengths between Watling Street and Hyperides. In a career consisting of 9 races, Sun Chariot was successful in 8 of them. Over Round 104%

In the Official 3-Y-O Free Handicap Fillies Triple Crown winner Sun Chariot was rated level with 2000 Guineas winner Big Game, and 5 lbs higher than Derby winner Watling Street. Based on their entire career performances, this site rates Sun Chariot 1lb higher than Big Game and 6lbs higher than Watling Street.

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