The 68th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Saturday 9th October 1982 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Maktoum Al Maktoum, trained by Harry Thomson Jones and ridden by Paul Cook. The winner won £45,305, winning in 3 minutes 10.2 seconds.

IRISH ST LEGER 1982

TOUCHING WOOD (Bay horse by Roberto out of Mandera) SR 1966

The winning owner won £45,305 (The equivalent of £157,100 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 TOUCHING WOOD 3 9st 0lbs Paul Cook Maktoum Al Maktoum Harry Thomson Jones
2 FATHER ROONEY 3 9st 0lbs      
3 SWIFTFOOT 3 9st 0lbs      
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  Betting Touching Wood raced 9 times, winning 3 and being placed on 4 occasions. Touching Wood was runner-up in the Epsom Derby beaten 3 lengths by Golden Fleece (SR 2065) and won the Doncaster St Leger, beating Zilos by 1 1/2 lengths.
   

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