The History of the World’s Oldest Classic – The St Leger
The St Leger is the World’s Oldest Classic, it was established in 1776 by army officer and politician Anthony St Leger. The race was named in Anthony’s honour after the success of the first race in September 1776.
The St Leger rose to prominence in 1800 when a horse called Champion won the Derby – St Leger double. The famous race has largely stayed the same since the distance was cut from two miles to one mile, six furlongs in 1813. The St Leger has continued to provide thrilling […]