The 2nd running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 20th September 1916 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr W A Wallis, trained by James Dunne at Osborne Lodge, Curragh, and ridden by Tommy Burns. A purse of £1500 allowed for the second to receive 50 sovereigns and the third 25 sovereigns. The winner won by 2 lengths, with 3/4 length between second and third.


CAPTIVE PRINCESS (Bay mare by Captivation out of Princess Eager) SR 1755

The winning owner won £1425 (The equivalent of £121,800 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 CAPTIVE PRINCESS 3 8st 11lbs Tommy Burns Mr W A Wallis James Dunne
2 DARGATE 3 8st 11lbs Fred Hunter Mr W C Carr Reidy
3 ZEFUS 3 8st 11lbs W Barrett Mr J J Parkinson James J Parkinson
4 CIMARRON 3 9st 0lbs Cheshire Mr C J Blake Jeffery
5 LEDDISTON 3 9st 0lbs Joe Harty Mr J H Taylor Dawson
6 ROI D'ECOSSE 3 9st 0lbs Steve Donoghue Major D McCalmont Atty Persse
7 IRISH FIELD 3 8st 11lbs H Beasley Mr P J Brophy James J Parkinson
8 MIRADORA 3 8st 11lbs J Thwaites Mr Rait Kerr Fetherston
  Betting Rank outsider Irish Field took the field along for the first mile before retiring, giving way to stable companion Zefus. Entering the home straight Roi d'Ecosse sent out distress signals, while Zefus looked all over the winner entering the final furlong before being nabbed by Captive Princess who went on to score by 2 lengths, Dargate getting the better of Zefus by half a length to claim second spot.
2/1 Captive Princess
5/2 Zefus
5/1 Roi d'Ecosse
8/1 Dargate
10/1 Cimarron
100/6 Leddiston
100/3 Miradora
200/1 Irish Field
  Over Round 104%

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