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St Leger

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɛdʒə
 
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Definition of St Leger in English:

An annual flat horse race at Doncaster for three-year-olds, held in September.
Example sentences
  • Cumani reckons that his star three-year-old could be good enough to contest the St Leger at Doncaster in September.
  • We can expect more spectator events with the world famous St Leger race meeting coming to the city in September.
  • 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.

Origin

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

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