The 64th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Saturday 7th October 1978 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Essa Alkhalifa, trained by Captain H Ryan Price and ridden by Brian Taylor. The winner won £20,550, winning by 3/4 length in 3 minutes 4.1 seconds, with a head back to the third.

IRISH ST LEGER 1978

M-LOLSHAN (Black horse by Levmoss out of Supreme Lady) SR 1911

The winning owner won £20,550 (The equivalent of £115,800 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 M-LOLSHAN 3 9st 0lbs Brian Taylor Essa Alkhalifa Captain H Ryan Price
2 SORBUS 3 9st 0lbs Roy Carroll Mr Gerald Jennings John Oxx
3 VALLEY FORGE 3 9st 0lbs Wally Swinburn Mr Bertram Firestone Dermot Weld
4 ICELANDIC 3 9st 0lbs Christy Roche   Paddy Prendergast
5 VALOUR 3 9st 0lbs John Reid   F Johnson Houghton
6 CROGHAN HILL 3 9st 0lbs Tommy Carmody   Dermot Weld
7 LESS ICE 3 9st 0lbs Tony Murray   Liam Browne
8 GALLOWSHILL BOY 3 9st 0lbs Tommy Murphy   Stephen Quirke
  Betting M-Lolshan raced 22 times, winning 6 and was second 6 times, including victories in the King George V Stakes and Grosser Press Von Baden. M-Lolshan was third in the Doncaster St Leger beaten 1 1/2 lengths by Julio Mariner (SR 1942).
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