|Group 1 race|
|Location|| Curragh Racecourse |
Co. Kildare, Ireland
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1m 6f (2,816 metres)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old and up|
|Weight||9 st 1 lb (3yo);|
9 st 9 lb (4yo+)
3 lb for fillies and mares
|Sonnyboyliston||Twilight Payment||Baron Samedi|
|Search For A Song||Fujaira Prince||Twilight Payment|
|Search For A Song||Kew Gardens||Southern France|
|Flag Of Honour||Latrobe||Weekender|
|Order Of St George||Torcedor||Mount Moriah|
|Wicklow Brave||Order Of St George||Trip To Paris|
|Order Of St George||Agent Murphy||Wicklow Brave|
|Brown Panther||Leading Light||Encke|
|Voleuse De Coeurs||Ahzeemah||Saddler's Rock|
|Royal Diamond||Massiyn||Brown Panther|
|Duncan||Jukebox Jury||Red Cadeaux|
|Sans Frontieres||Profound Beauty||Flying Cross|
|Septimus||New Zealand||Red Moloney|
|Kastoria||Yeats||The Whistling Teal|
|Collier Hill||The Whistling Teal||Vinnie Roe|
|Vinnie Roe||Brian Boru||First Charter|
|Arctic Owl||Yavana's Pace||Mutafaweq|
|Kayf Tara||Yavana's Pace||Silver Patriarch|
|Kayf Tara||Silver Patriarch||Delilah|
|Oscar Schindler||Persian Punch||Whitewater Affair|
|Oscar Schindler||Key Change||Sacrament|
|Strategic Choice||Moonax||Oscar Schindler|
|Ibn Bey||Mr Pintips||Braashee|
|Petite Ile||Tyrone Bridge||Lazaz|
The Irish St Leger is a Group 1 flat horse race in Ireland open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 1 mile and 6 furlongs (2,816 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.
It is Ireland's equivalent of the St Leger Stakes, a famous race in England (although unlike the English race, it is open to both horses above age three and geldings).
The event was established in 1915, and it was originally restricted to three-year-olds. The first horse to win both the English and Irish St Legers was Royal Lancer in 1922.
The first Irish St. Leger winner to complete a Triple Crown (having previously won the Irish 2,000 Guineas and the Irish Derby) was Museum in 1935. The only subsequent horse to win all three races was Windsor Slipper in 1942.
The Irish St Leger became an open-age race in 1983, and there have been several repeat winners since then. The most successful has been Vinnie Roe, with four consecutive victories from 2001 to 2004.
The leading horses from the Irish St Leger sometimes go on to compete in the Melbourne Cup. The race has been sponsored by the Comer Group since 2014. It takes place on the second day of Irish Champions Weekend.
Most successful horse (4 wins):
Leading jockey (7 wins):
Leading trainer (9 wins):
Leading owner since 1960 (5 wins) (includes part ownership):
|1972||Pidget||3||T. P. Burns||Kevin Prendergast||Norman Frank Butler||3:06.60|
|1973||Conor Pass||3||Paul Jarman||Kevin Prendergast||Rita Moore||3:14.20|
|1974||Mistigri||3||Christy Roche||Paddy Prendergast||Rory More O'Ferrall||3:10.00|
|1975||Caucasus||3||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien||Jane Engelhard||3:02.40|
|1976||Meneval||3||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien||Mrs George Getty II||3:02.10|
|1977||Transworld||3||Tommy Murphy||Vincent O'Brien||Simon Fraser||3:30.60|
|1978||M-Lolshan||3||Brian Taylor||Ryan Price||Essa Alkhalifa||3:04.10|
|1979||Niniski||3||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||Lady Beaverbrook||3:11.70|
|1980||Gonzales||3||Raymond Carroll||Vincent O'Brien||Robert Sangster||3:23.60|
|1981||Protection Racket||3||Brian Taylor||Jeremy Hindley||Serge Fradkoff||3:06.00|
|1982||Touching Wood||3||Paul Cook||Harry Thomson Jones||Maktoum Al Maktoum||3:10.20|
|1983||Mountain Lodge||4||Declan Gillespie||John Dunlop||3rd Earl of Halifax||3:15.90|
|1984||Opale||4||Darrel McHargue||Alec Stewart||Snailwell Stud||3:08.80|
|1985||Leading Counsel||3||Pat Eddery||Vincent O'Brien||Robert Sangster||3:15.80|
|1986||Authaal||3||Christy Roche||David O'Brien||Sheikh Mohammed||3:04.80|
|1987||Eurobird||3||Cash Asmussen||John Oxx||Gerald Jennings||3:18.70|
|1988||Dark Lomond||3||Declan Gillespie||Vincent O'Brien||Stavros Niarchos||3:15.00|
|1989||Petite Ile||3||Ron Quinton||John Oxx||Jean-François Malle||3:05.00|
|1990||Ibn Bey||6||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||Fahd Salman||3:00.60|
|1991||Turgeon||5||Tony Cruz||Jonathan Pease||George Strawbridge||3:05.30|
|1992||Mashaallah||4||Steve Cauthen||John Gosden||Ahmed Al Maktoum||3:02.10|
|1993||Vintage Crop||6||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||Michael Smurfit||3:06.70|
|1994||Vintage Crop||7||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||Michael Smurfit||3:07.30|
|1995||Strategic Choice||4||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||Martyn Arbib||3:00.90|
|1996||Oscar Schindler||4||Stephen Craine||Kevin Prendergast||Oliver Lehane||2:59.10|
|1997||Oscar Schindler||5||Stephen Craine||Kevin Prendergast||Oliver Lehane||3:06.40|
|1998||Kayf Tara||4||John Reid||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||3:05.70|
|1999||Kayf Tara||5||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||3:12.50|
|2000||Arctic Owl||6||David Harrison||James Fanshawe||The Owl Society||3:02.20|
|2001||Vinnie Roe||3||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||Seamus Sheridan||2:58.40|
|2002||Vinnie Roe||4||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||Seamus Sheridan||2:59.00|
|2003||Vinnie Roe||5||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||Seamus Sheridan||2:58.90|
|2004||Vinnie Roe||6||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||Seamus Sheridan||3:03.90|
|2005||Collier Hill||7||Dean McKeown||Alan Swinbank||Hall / Young||3:01.20|
|2006||Kastoria||5||Michael Kinane||John Oxx||HH Aga Khan IV||3:01.00|
|2007||Yeats||6||Kieren Fallon||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Nagle||3:03.40|
|2008||Septimus||5||Seamie Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||3:11.97|
|2009||Alandi||4||Michael Kinane||John Oxx||HH Aga Khan IV||3:14.82|
|2010||Sans Frontieres||4||Olivier Peslier||Jeremy Noseda||Sir Robert Ogden||3:10.36|
| Duncan |
| Eddie Ahern |
| John Gosden |
|Normandie Stud Ltd|
|2012||Royal Diamond||6||Niall McCullagh||Tommy Carmody||Andrew Tinkler||3:08.47|
|2013||Voleuse de Coeurs||4||Chris Hayes||Dermot Weld||Lady O'Reilly||3:00.08|
|2014||Brown Panther||6||Richard Kingscote||Tom Dascombe||Black & Owen Promotions||2:57.15|
|2015||Order of St George||3||Joseph O'Brien||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||3:03.19|
|2016||Wicklow Brave||7||Frankie Dettori||Willie Mullins||Wicklow Bloodstock||3:05.95|
|2017||Order of St George||5||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||3:07.82|
|2018||Flag of Honour||3||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||3:05.72|
|2019||Search For A Song||3||Chris Hayes||Dermot Weld||Moyglare Stud Farm||3:03.24|
|2020||Search For A Song||4||Oisin Orr||Dermot Weld||Moyglare Stud Farm||3:06.50|
|2021||Sonnyboyliston||4||Ben Coen||Johnny Murtagh||Kildare Racing Club||3:02.05|
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