The 221st winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 13th September 1997 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Silver Patriarch, a grey colt by Saddlers' Hall out of Early Rising, owned by Mr Peter Winfield. A field of 10 runners contested the race which was worth £183,776. (Equivalent to £316,000 in 2017)

The Youtube link below is a 1 minute 18 second clip of the 1997 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SILVER PATRIARCH Pat Eddery John Dunlop Peter Winfield 5/4 fav
VERTICAL SPEED Olivier Peslier Andre Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 7/2
THE FLY Michael Hills Barry Hills Hon Mrs J M Corbett 10/1
BOOK AT BEDTIME Michael Roberts Charles Cyzer R M Cyzer 14/1
WINDSOR CASTLE T Quinn Paul Cole HRH Prince Fahd Salman 10/1
PANAMA CITY John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam R E Sangster 12/1
SHAYA Richard Hills Major W R Hern Hamdan Al Maktoum 33/1
POSEIDON Jimmy Fortune Mick Channon Allevament L Nuova Sbarra 25/1
HALTARRA Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 16/1
BESEIGE Kieren Fallon Sir Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 10/1
The winner won by 3 lengths in 3 minutes 6.92 seconds, with a neck back to the third. In a 24 race career Silver Patriarch won 8 and was second on 6 occasions. Over Round 121%

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