DONCASTER ST LEGER 1948

The 172nd winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 11th September 1948 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Black Tarquin, a brown colt by Rhodes Scholar out of Vagrancy, owned by Mr William Woodward. A field of 14 runners contested the race which was worth £9,750. (Equivalent to £351,000 in 2017)

The Youtube link below, supplied by British Pathe, is a 2 minute 08 second clip of the 1948 race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mObe4WPfv8E

BLACK TARQUIN SR 2093

Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BLACK TARQUIN Edgar Britt Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Mr William Woodward 15/2
ALYCIDON Doug Smith W Hall Lord Derby 20/1
SOLAR SLIPPER Eph Smith Mr S McGrath (Ire) Mr J McGrath 13/2
VIC DAY Michael Beary H Blagrave Mr H G Blagrave 20/1
COUNT RENDERED W Nevett H Leach 25/1
MY LOVE W Johnstone Robert Carver HH Aga Khan 7/4 fav
NOOR Gordon Richards HH Aga Khan 8/1
SOMALI T Burn 100/1
CAPTAIN FOX Charlie Elliott 25/1
JULIAN H Packman 100/1
OTTOMAN T Lowrey 25/1
USHER H Quinn 100/1
ROYAL DRAKE T Weston 100/9
ANGELOLA T Burns 33/1
The winner won by a length and a half in 3 minutes 8.8 seconds, with 5 lengths back to the third. In a career spanning 15 races, Black Tarquin won 8 and was second 4 times. Over Round 109%

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