The 196th winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 9th September 1972 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Boucher, a chestnut colt by Ribot out of Glamour, owned by Colonel William Radcliffe. A field of 7 runners contested the race which was worth £35,708. (Equivalent to £464,200 in 2017)

The Youtube link below is a 1 minute 0 second clip of the 1972 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BOUCHER Lester Piggott M Vincent O'Brien Mr Ogden Phipps 3/1
OUR MIRAGE Jimmy Lindley Barry Hills Mr N Cohen
GINEVRA Tony Murray H Ryan Price Mr Charles St George
AVANCER Brian Taylor Harry Wragg Mr J A Claude Lilley
CARA-CARA Edward Hide J W Watts Mrs C W Engelhard
LORD NELSON Joe Mercer George Todd Mr T F C Frost
STEEL PULSE W Williamson Scobie Breasley Ravi Tikkoo
The winner won by half a length in 3 minutes 28.71 seconds, with 4 lengths back to the third. In a 9 race career Boucher won 6 races and was second once. Over Round N/A

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