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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, spelt backwards.

The final St Leger in 1964 was won by MOVIEGOER with Des Coleman astride.

(All races held at Bukit Timah)

Year Horse Owner Wgt Dist. Time Jockey Trainer
1952 Parmiter T Menzies 57 2011m 3:08.8 H Russell M Sullivan
1953 Khor Mousa Mesdames Tan Chin Tuan & Loke Wan Tho 4.75 2011M 3:07.6 G Woods T Fox
1954 Kingport J Mason 52.5 2011m 3:09.0 J Donnelly N Hobbs
1955 Never A Blank J Mason & Ms J Miller 47.5 2011m 3:20.0 A Baxter T Y Yong
1956 Little Papa United Stable 56 2011m 3:11.8 K Barratt R Breukelen
1957 Straits Code Mr & Mrs T H Teo 58 2011m 3:29.4 E Larkin J R Rodgers
1958 On Stage Shaw Sable 56 2011m 2:59.6 G Bougoure J Spencer
1959 Peaceful King Mr Biras 52.5 2011m 3:11.0 J Forte K Y Lee
1960 Dreamboat R Jansen & CKL Kongsi 48.5 2011m 3:12.0 C Franklin M Sullivan
1961 Dreamboat R Jansen & CKL Kongsi 57 2011m 3:06.6 C Franklin M Sullivan
1962 Repulse Bay Unity Stable 49 2011m 3:11.8 L Harbridge J Martin
1963 Ajnos Madame Offy Sable 48.5 2011m 3:04.0 J Donnelly E Breukelen
1964 Moviegoer Shaw Stable 53 2011m 3:08.6 D Coleman C Tulloh


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