The 83rd running of the Irish St Leger was held on Saturday 20th September 1997 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Oliver Lehane, bred by Oliver Lehane, trained by Kevin Prendergast, and ridden by Steve Craine. The winner won by 2 lengths in 3 minutes 6.40 seconds, with 2 1/2 lengths between second and third.

IRISH ST LEGER 1997

OSCAR SCHINDLER (Chestnut horse by Royal Academy out of Saraday) SR 1972

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 OSCAR SCHINDLER 5 9st 8lbs Steve Craine Oliver Lehane Kevin Prendergast
2 PERSIAN PUNCH 4 9st 8lbs Johnny Murtagh Jeff C Smith David Elsworth
3 WHITEWATER AFFAIR 4 9st 5lbs John Reid J M Grettham Sir Michael Stoute
4 FAMILY TRADITION 3 8st 9lbs Christy Roche Mrs John Magnier Aidan O'Brien
5 STAGE AFFAIR 3 8st 12lbs Mick Kinane Dr Michael Smurfit Dermot Weld
6 SAMRAAN 4 9st 8lbs Pat Smullen K M Al-Mudhaf John Dunlop
7 CLASSIC CLICHE 5 9st 8lbs Frankie Dettori Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
  Betting        
2/1 jf Oscar Schindler        
2/1 jf Classic Cliche        
4/1 Whitewater Affair        
11/1 Stage Affair        
12/1 Persian Punch        
12/1 Samraan        
20/1 Family Tradition        
  Over Round 116%        
FORMLINE:- In a career spanning 20 races, Oscar Schindler won 5 and was second on 3 occasions, including victories in the Ormonde Stakes and Hardwicke Stakes.

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