The 6th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 22nd September 1920 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr Thomas Laidlaw, trained by Joseph Hunter and ridden by Morny Wing. A purse of £2000 allowed for the second to receive 100 sovereigns and the third 50 sovereigns. The winner won by a short head, with 15 lengths between second and third.


KIRK-ALLOWAY (Black horse by Tracery out of Cantrip) SR 1842

The winning owner won £1850 (The equivalent of £81,200 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 KIRK-ALLOWAY 3 9st 0lbs Morny Wing Mr Thomas Laidlaw Joseph Hunter
2 AEROPLANE 3 8st 11lbs E Martin-Quirke Mr Denis Cogan Michael Rice
3 HE GOES 3 9st 7lbs Fred Templeman Captain Henry Whitworth Joseph Butters
  Betting Kirk-Alloway, outsider of three, set a strong gallop from the outset, attended by Aeroplane and He Goes. With half a mile to run, Aeroplane took closer order and disputed the lead, the pair leaving He Goes in their wake. Inside the distance Kirk-Alloway got back up in the final stride to win by a short head, with 15 lengths back to He Goes.
6/4 jf Aeroplane
6/4 jf He Goes
3/1 Kirk-Alloway
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