St. Leger Sweepstakes

The St. Leger race was instituted in 1776, by Colonel St. Leger, of Park Hill, near Doncaster, but was not called the “St. Leger” till two years afterwards, when the Marquis of Rockingham's horse Allabaculia won the race. (See Derby, Leger.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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