Definition of St Leger in English:

St Leger

proper noun

  • An annual flat horse race at Doncaster for three-year-olds, held in September.

    • ‘Cumani reckons that his star three-year-old could be good enough to contest the St Leger at Doncaster in September.’
    • ‘In September, the St Leger was a four-day race festival, with the classic race held on the final Saturday.’
    • ‘And a tilt at the St Leger at Doncaster on September 13 could be on the cards for High Accolade after this two-length defeat of the previously unbeaten Delsarte.’
    • ‘We can expect more spectator events with the world famous St Leger race meeting coming to the city in September.’
    • ‘Sir Michael Stoute is poised to achieve a career milestone by winning his first St Leger with Alexius at Doncaster tomorrow - but is unlikely to be in Britain to witness the famous occasion.’


Named after Colonel Anthony St Leger (1731–86), who instituted the race in 1776.


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