The 198th winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 14th September 1974 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Bustino, a bay colt by Busted out of Ship Yard, owned by Lady Beaverbrook. A field of 10 runners contested the race which was worth £40,105. (Equivalent to £445,200 in 2017)

The Youtube link below is a 1 minute 19 second clip of the 1974 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BUSTINO Joe Mercer Major Dick Hern Lady Beaverbrook 11/10 fav
GIACOMETTI Lester Piggott H Ryan Price Charles St George
RIBOSON Jimmy Lindley W R Hern Lady Beaverbrook
ABIDE WITH ME Edward Hide Michael Stoute Mr Y Yashemoto
CRASH COURSE Alan Kimberley Jeremy Hindley Mrs A Hindley
GREY THUNDER Sandy Barclay Clive Brittain Mr C Elliot
IMPERIAL PRINCE Geoff Lewis Noel Murless Colonel F Hue-Williams
NOBLERO Ron Hutchinson D Handley Mr A Richards
STRAIGHT AS A DIE Willie Carson Barry Hills Mr B Jenks
CLEY Frankie Durr Arthur Budgett Mr A Budgett
The winner won by 3 lengths in 3 minutes 9.02 seconds, with 4 lengths back to the third. In an incredible career Bustino ran 9 times, winning 5 and runner up 3 times. Over Round N/A

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