The 202nd winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 16th September 1978 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Julio Mariner, a bay colt by Blakeney out of Set Free, owned by Captain Marcos Lemos. A field of 15 runners contested the race which was worth £65,750. (Equivalent to £376,000 in 2017)

The Youtube link below is a 36 second clip of the 1978 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
JULIO MARINER Edward Hide Clive Brittain Captain Marcos Lemos 28/1
LE MOSS Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
M LOLSHAN Brian Taylor H Ryan Price
ARAPAHOS Lester Piggott Barry Hills
DUKE OF NORMANDY Willie Carson W R Hern
EASTER KING Philip Paquet Francois Boutin
GALIANI A Lequeux Maurice Zilber
ILE DE BOURBON John Reid R Houghton
KANDOS Jimmy Bleasdale Robert Armstrong
LESS ICE Greville Starkey Liame Browne
LOTTA CONTINUA Frankie Durr Luca Cumani
NICHOLAS BILL Philip Waldron Henry Candy
OBREZTSOVY Brian Rouse H Ryan Price
ROSCOE BLAKE Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs
SAUVAGE Yves Saint Martin A Klimscha
The winner won by a length and a quarter in 3 minutes 4.94 seconds, with a head back to the third. Over Round N/A

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