The 180th winner of the St Leger, held on Wednesday 12th September 1956 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Cambremer, a chestnut colt by Chamossaire out of Tomorrow, owned by Mr Ralph Strassburger. A field of 13 runners contested the race which was worth £19,000. (Equivalent to £457,900 in 2017)

The Youtube link below, supplied by British Pathe, is a 2 minute 58 second clip of the 1956 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
CAMBREMER Freddie Palmer Georges Bridgland Ralph Strassburger 8/1
HORNBEAM Joe Mercer R J Colling Lord Astor 5/1
FRENCH BEIGE G Littlewood H Peacock Mr R F Dennis 100/8
TALGO Manny Mercer Harry Wragg Mr G A Oldham
HIGH VELDT W H Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM The Queen
VEZELAY W R Johnstone France Comte R de Chambure
COURT COMMAND Lester Piggott Noel Murless Mrs T Lilley
INDUNA Charlie Smirke Marsh Major R Macdonald-Buchanan
ARTICULATE D Ryan W Stephenson Mr J McGrath
IDLE ROCKS Doug Smith S Mercer David Robinson
PONT LEVIS P Blanc France Baron Guy de Rothschild
SPACE SHIP W Rickaby Noel Murless Sir Victor Sassoon
NO PRETENDER W Snaith H Cottrill Major L B Holliday
The winner won by 3/4 of a length in 3 minutes 12.2 seconds, with half a length back to the third. In a career of 7 races Cambremer won 4 and was second twice. Over Round N/A

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