The 32nd running of the Irish St Leger was held on Saturday 21st September 1946 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Major Dermot McCalmont, trained by Robert Fetherstonhaugh and ridden by Jack Moylan. A purse of £800 allowed for the second to receive 50 sovereigns and the third 25 sovereigns. The winner won by a length, with a length between second and third.


CASSOCK (Chestnut horse by Casanova out of Lapel) SR 1904

The winning owner won £725 (The equivalent of £29,800 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 CASSOCK 3 9st 0lbs Jack Moylan Major Dermot McCalmont Fetherstonhaugh
2 TURKISH TUNE 3 8st 10lbs Joe Canty Gaekwar of Baroda Colonel Darby Rogers
3 LINARIA 3 9st 0lbs Charlie Smirke Mr A P Reynold McCormick
4 LIBERTY LIGHT 3 9st 0lbs Tommy Burns Lord Fitzwilliam William J Byrne
5 INVERTOWN 3 9st 0lbs James Tyrrell Sir Thomas Dixon Colonel Arthur Blake
6 CAMPAIGNER 3 9st 0lbs T P Burns Mr Fred Myerscough Fred Myerscough
7 TOORAN 3 9st 0lbs Jimmy Eddery   H Hartigan
8 PYTHON 3 9st 0lbs E Martin Quirke Mr Terence Gray More O'Ferrall
9 DASTRACE 3 8st 10lbs Herbert Holmes   Cecil Brabazon

Cassock, Liberty Light, Invertown, Campaigner and Python all unplaced in the Irish Derby won by Bright News (SR 1949). Linaria (SR 1891) won the Irish Oaks by a neck from Turkish Tune, with Dastrace unplaced.

2/1 fav Turkish Tune
3/1 Linaria
4/1 Cassock
5/1 Liberty Light
100/8 Invertown
50/1 Dastrace
50/1 Tooran
100/1 Campaigner
100/1 Python
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