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William Hill St Leger

The St Leger is one of the elite greyhound competitions in the calendar and has seen a host of the elite stayers etch their name into an illustrious roll of honour since its inception, and it is currently held at Perry Barr stadium over 710m and usually starts in late October along with the RFS Puppy Derby, before the final takes centre stage at Plough Lane in early November, and it is the elite six-bend race of the year.

Between 1928 and 1998 the St Leger was held at Wembley, but when that greyhound track closed it moved to Wimbledon, where it was firstly contested over 668m before it was extended to the current 687m, and there have been some memorable winners of the races throughout its history with Jack Harvey being one trainer in particular who had a fine record in the event, winning it five between 1949 and 1961.

More recently, Nick Savva and Mark Wallis have both trained multiple winners of the St Leger, with the latter bagging glory three times between 2009 and 2012, but the most electric winner of the event in recent times was the Charlie Lister-trained Farloe Tango, who smashed the track record en route to victory in the 2013 St Leger, and it's widely recognised as one of the finest performances from a greyhound since the turn of the century.

2017 St Leger First Round Draw

Sunday 22nd October

Heat 1

  1. Droopys Zone
  2. Sawpit Sunshine
  3. Kiltrea Mike
  4. Master Jim
  5. Barricane Tommy (m)
  6. Keplar Nine (w)

Heat 2

  1. Cincinnati
  2. Cuties Bullet
  3. Meadow
  4. Swift Slaney (m)
  5. Jetstream Lynx (w)
  6. Murrys Act (w)

Heat 3

  1. Pennys Luna
  2. Bubbly Tempest
  3. Spa Road Piper
  4. Shreyas Solitair (m)
  5. Surprise Me Bill (w)
  6. Vatican Venice (w)

Heat 4

  1. Nanny Cakes
  2. Cloran Paddy
  3. Shaneboy Bowie
  4. Goldies Hotspur (m)
  5. Jetts Holly (w)
  6. Another Round (w)

Heat 5

  1. Russelena Reggie
  2. Slick Strauss
  3. Rubys Rascal
  4. Not So Classical (m)
  5. Coolavanny Bear (w)
  6. Fire Height Josh (w)

Heat 6

  1. Slippy Maska
  2. Bubbly McCoy
  3. Queen Lucy
  4. Swift Jester (m)
  5. Adamant Jim (w)
  6. Saffrons Bonnie (w)

Heat 7

  1. Zenas Treacle
  2. Swift Hansel
  3. Airmount Tess
  4. Goldies Seb (m)
  5. Alanna Mo Chroi (w)
  6. Dinnington Lady (w)

Heat 8

  1. Rubys Razzle
  2. Adoras Sapient
  3. Millroad Smokey
  4. Clares Kyletaun (m)
  5. Strides Hugo (m)
  6. Jaytee Patriot (w)

Result 2016 - St Leger Final

  • 1st - Ferryforth Fran 20/1
  • 2nd - Fizzypop Buddy 13/8
  • 3rd - Cloran Paddy 11/8 Fav

Recent St Leger Winnners

Year Winner Trainer
2016 Ferryforth Fran M Wallis
2015 Fizzypop Buddy J Harvey
2014 Roxholme Dream H Keightley
2013 Farloe Tango C Lister
2012 Blonde Reagan M Wallis
2011 Aero Majestic M Wallis
2010 Droopys Bradley P Donovan
2009 Kinda Easy M Wallis
2008 Bubbly Totti T Soppitt
2007 Spiridon Louis L Sams
2006 Ninja Blue C Lister
2005 Greenacre Lin B Clemenson
2004 Roxholme Girl H Keightley
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