E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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 Rockinghams horse Allabaculia won the race. (See DERBY, LEGER.)