The 8th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 20th September 1922 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Lord Lonsdale, trained by Alf Sadler jnr and ridden by F Lane. A purse of £2500 allowed for the second to receive 150 sovereigns, the third 75 sovereigns, the breeder of winner 100 sovereigns, and of the second 50 sovereigns. The winner won by 2 lengths, with 2 lengths between second and third.


ROYAL LANCER (Bay horse by Spearmint out of Royal Favour) SR 1857

The winning owner won £2125 (The equivalent of £118,600 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 ROYAL LANCER 3 10st 6lbs F Lane Lord Lonsdale Alf Sadler jnr
2 KING DAVID 3 9st 0lbs Morny Wing Mr Thomas Laidlaw Joseph Hunter
3 SOLOMAN'S ORB 3 9st 10lbs Tommy Burns Lord Kenmare Dawson
4 EL OBEID 3 8st 11lbs Joe Canty Colonel F Blacker Dawson
5 BREST 3 9st 0lbs Michael Beary Mr J Daly Lines
6 O'MALLEY MOR 3 9st 0lbs Joe Dines Mr T G Fletcher James J Parkinson
7 DOUBLE FIRST 3 9st 0lbs J Patman Mr A Lowry Coombs
8 DUTY CALLS 3 8st 11lbs H Beasley Mr J C Sullivan Grundy
  Betting A surprise winner of the English St Leger at 33/1, Royal Lancer put his reputation on the line by having to carry 10st 6lbs, at least 10lbs more than his nearest rival. In the end he came out with flying colours, pouncing late and winning by a comfortable 2 lengths from King David, with a similar distance back to Soliman's Orb.
4/6 fav Royal Lancer
6/1 Soloman's Orb
6/1 Brest
100/8 King David
100/8 El Obeid
20/1 Double First
20/1 Duty Calls
20/1 O'Malley Mor
  Over Round 119%

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