The 70th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Saturday 13th October 1984 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by the Snailwell Stud, trained by Alec Stewart and ridden by Darrel McHargue. The winner won £53,780, winning by a neck in 3 minutes 8.8 seconds, with 1 1/2 lengths back to the third.

IRISH ST LEGER 1984

OPALE (Chestnut mare by Busted out of Conning Tower) SR 1822

The winning owner won £53,780 (The equivalent of £169,800 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 OPALE 4 9st 4lbs Darrel McHargue Snailwell Stud Alec Stewart
2 EMPIRE GLORY       M Vincent O'Brien
3 THE MILLER        
4 MARBLE RUN   Kevin Moses   Paddy Mullins
5 GIVE THANKS   Declan Gillespie    
6 YAWA       Geoff Lewis
7 CENTROLINE        
8 ARCTIC LORD        
9 FLAME OF TARA        
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  Betting Opale raced 12 times, winning 6 and being placed second twice, wining the Meld Stakes and disqualified in the Premio Roma after being first passed the post. Marble Run was third in the Irish Derby beaten 3 1/2 lengths by Princess Pati (SR 1926).
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