The 63rd running of the Irish St Leger was held on Saturday 17th September 1977 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr Simon Fraser, trained by M Vincent O'Brien and ridden by Tommy Murphy. The winner won £17,085, winning by 4 lengths in 3 minutes 30.6 seconds, with 2 1/2 lengths back to the third.

IRISH ST LEGER 1977

TRANSWORLD (Chestnut horse by Prince John out of Hornpipe) SR 1883

The winning owner won £17,085 (The equivalent of £104,300 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 TRANSWORLD 3 9st 0lbs Tommy Murphy Mr Simon Fraser M Vincent O'Brien
2 ORCHESTRA 3 9st 0lbs Roy Carroll 7th Earl of Donoughmore John Oxx
3 SASSABUNDA 3 8st 11lbs Tommy Carmody   Liam Browne
4 PANAMINT 3 9st 0lbs Wally Swinburn   Dermot Weld
5 STAR'S SALUTE 3 9st 0lbs Gabriel Curran Mrs Maria Mehl-Muelhens Kevin Prendergast
6 SOVEREIGN SILVER 3 9st 0lbs George McGrath Mr Joseph McGrath Seamus McGrath
7 ARISTOCRACY 3 9st 0lbs Johnny Roe Mr Charles Haughey Richard McCormick
8 VALINSKY 3 9st 0lbs Lester Piggott   M Vincent O'Brien
9 ABEDNEGO 3 9st 0lbs Christy Roche    
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