The inaugural running of the Irish St Leger was held on Thursday 16th September 1915 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr D Sullivan, trained by James Dunne at Osborne Lodge, Curragh, and ridden by Fred Hunter. A purse of £1500 allowed for the second to receive 20 sovereigns. The winner won by a neck, with 1/2 length between second and third.


LA PALOMA (Bay mare by Prospector out of Marcionite) SR 1620

The winning owners won £1480 (The equivalent of £149,500 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 LA PALOMA 3 8st 11lbs Fred Hunter Mr D Sullivan James Dunne
2 LATHARNA 3 8st 11lbs W Barrett Sir T Dixon Joseph Hunter
3 WELSHTOWN 3 9st 0lbs Mr W J Parkinson Mr R F Gannon James J Parkinson
4 DUKE OF BRANDON 3 9st 0lbs Joe Harty Mr C J Blake Jeffery
5 ISLE OF THE BLESSED 3 9st 0lbs C Ringstead Major Dixon Philip Behan
6 CARNWHERRY 3 8st 11lbs Joe Canty Mr H S Gray Philip Behan
  Betting Carnwherry made the early running until the 6 furlong pole, at which point he gave way to the favourite Latharna. Entering the final furlong La Paloma mounted a challenge and got up by a neck, with just half a length between second and third.
7/4 fav Latharna
4/1 Isle of the Blessed
5/1 Welshtown
6/1 La Paloma
7/1 Duke of Brandon
7/1 Carnwherry
  Over Round 110%

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