The 5th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 24th September 1919 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr A Lowry, trained by Hugh Powney and ridden by Tommy Burns. A purse of £2000 allowed for the second to receive 100 sovereigns and the third 50 sovereigns. The winner won by 12 lengths in 3 minutes 9.4 seconds, with 1/2 length between second and third.


CHEAP POPULARITY (Chestnut horse by Tredennis out of Eager Bess) SR 1827

The winning owner won £1850 (The equivalent of £93,800 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 CHEAP POPULARITY 3 8st 11lbs Tommy Burns Mr A Lowry Hugh Powney
2 KILKERLEY 3 8st 8lbs E Martin Quirke Captain R Wyndham-Quinn Joseph Hunter
3 BALLYEASTON 3 9st 0lbs W Barrett Sir T Dixon Joseph Hunter
4 THE REGIMENT 3 9st 0lbs H Beasley Colonel Black Jeffery
5 SWEET ACRE 3 8st 11lbs Joe Dines Mr W de Pledge Fetherston
  Betting Sweet Acre, the outsider of five, cut out the early running from Kilkerley and Cheap Popularity, an order which was maintained for the first half mile. Kilkerley then took over and quickened the pace, from Ballyeaston and Cheap Popularity. Four furlongs from home Ballyeaston surged to the front but was headed within a furlong by Cheap Popularity who began to draw clear, winning by an easy 12 lengths, with just half a length separating Kilkerley and Ballyeaston.
6/4 fav Ballyeaston
5/2 Kilkerley
5/1 Cheap Popularity
6/1 The Regiment
25/1 Sweet Acre
  Over Round 102%

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