|The Singapore St
Leger was staged for 13 years before it was discontinued after
1964. It was such a gruelling contest - being run over
one-and-three quarter miles (about 2,820m) - that there was always
a lack of entries.
The only horse to win the St
Leger twice was DREAMBOAT, trained by Milton Sullivan, who was
successful in 1960 and 1961.
In 1963, only six Class 1 stayers
were entered and the Singapore Turf Club has to call for entries
from Class 2 horses to make up a decent-sized field.
Eventually, 11 horses faced the
starter. And as it turned out, Class 2 stayer AJNOS, trained by
Eddie van Breukelen and ridden by "Mickey" Donnelly won
the race in a blanket finish. AJNOS is the name of Eddie's wife,
The final St Leger in 1964 was
won by MOVIEGOER with Des Coleman astride.