The 183rd winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 12th September 1959 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Cantelo, a bay filly by Chanteur out of Rustic Bridge, owned by Colonel William Radcliffe. A field of 11 runners contested the race which was worth £28,600. (Equivalent to £614,900 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
CANTELO Edward Hide Charles Elsey Mr William Hill 100/7
FIDALGO Joe Mercer Harry Wragg Mr G A Oldham
PINDARI Lester Piggott Noel Murless HM The Queen
SETAY E Larkin G Armstrong Mr R A Cattle
PRIME VALUE G Littlewood W R Hern Major L S Holliday
AGRICOLA Manny Mercer J Oxley Lord Irwin
SHESHOON R Poincelet France Prince Aly Khan
THREE WELLS Edgar Britt S McGrath Mr J McGrath
PARTHIA W H Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Sir Humphrey de Trafford
KALYDON Eph Smith Van Cutsem Bernard Van Cutsem
ROSE OF MEDINA W Rickaby Noel Murless Mr J B Hindley
The winner won by a length and a half in 3 minutes 4.6 seconds, with 3 lengths back to the third. In a career spanning 11 races Cantelo won 8 and was second twice. Over Round N/A

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