The 31st running of the Irish St Leger was held on Saturday 22nd September 1945 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr John Ismay, trained by Captain Darby Rogers and ridden by Morny Wing. A purse of £800 allowed for the second to receive 50 sovereigns and the third 25 sovereigns. The winner won by 3 length.


SPAM (Chestnut gelding by Coup De Lyon out of Spiora) SR 1868

The winning owner won £725 (The equivalent of £30,700 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 SPAM 3 9st 0lbs Morny Wing Mr John Ismay Captain Darby Rogers
2 COVENT GARDEN 3 9st 0lbs James Tyrrell Lord Talbot De Malahide Colonel Arthur Blake
3 REDBAY 3 9st 0lbs E Martin Quirke Mr R L Banker More O'Ferrall
4 BRAMFORD 3 9st 0lbs P Powell jnr Mr S A Poonawalla More O'Ferrall
5 ADMIRABLE 3 9st 1lbs Tony Barrett Sir Percy Loraine More O'Ferrall
6 PICCADILLY 3 9st 7lbs Herbert Holmes Major Dermot McCalmont Fetherstonhaugh
7 GOLDEN SPUR 3 9st 1lb W Howard    
8 PETER OWENS 3 9st 0lbs Tommy Burns    
9 BELMONT PARK 3 9st 0lbs C Fagan    
10 DASMAR 3 9st 0lbs D L Jones    
Note that only 9 of the 10 listed above actually ran. Which 9?

Piccadilly (SR 1853) won the Irish Derby by a length and the same from Coup De Myth and Redbay. Admirable (SR 1808) won the Irish Oaks by a length from Sally of Venice. Covent Garden, Bramford, Spam and Rosebay were all unplaced in the Irish 2000 Guineas behind Stalino (SR 1778).

6/4 fav Spam
10/1 Redbay
20/1 Covent Garden
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