A synonymous part of the William Hill St Leger Experience has become the unique St Leger trophy gifted to the winner of the World’s Oldest Classic. Created in 2007 to celebrate the redevelopment of Doncaster Racecourse, the inspiration behind the trophy was to create a modern piece of silverware that remained classic and timeless. Considering the need to upkeep the modern appearance of the trophy, the design evolved into a two part piece.
The outer rose water dish, hand wrought and created from approximately 10 kilograms of silver, is detachable from the central rose bowl. Each year the rose bowl is redesigned to ensure each St Leger trophy is totally unique. The outer dish remains as the William Hill St Leger trophy with the inner bowl gifted to the respective winning owner.
Last year’s trophy was the creation of professional silversmith and Sheffield Hallam University lecturer Chris Knight. Chris’ work was inspired by a major theme in the branding of the William Hill St Leger Festival, the Yorkshire Rose. His work on the rose bowl resulted in a beautiful golden crown of twigs, each with three leaves, settled in the middle of the iconic Yorkshire rose which is forged from silver. This year we look forward to presenting a unique version of the William Hill St Leger trophy to the owner lucky enough to own the 2017 winner of the World’s Oldest Classic.