The 9th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 19th September 1923 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr H Bailie, trained by Jeffery and ridden by Morny Wing. 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 5 lengths, with 6 lengths between second and third.


O'DEMPSEY (Chestnut horse by Flying Orb out of La Paloma) SR 1906

The winning owner won £2050 (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 O'DEMPSEY 3 9st 0lbs Morny Wing Mr H Bailie Jeffery
2 GREAT FALLOCH 3 9st 0lbs J Fagan Colonel Honner Honner
3 DARRAGH 3 9st 7lbs Henri Jellis Sir T Dixon Dundas
4 ROSEWING 3 9st 0lbs Joe Childs Mr M Field Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
5 KILLUCAN 3 9st 0lbs Joe Dines Mr P Porter Cape
  Betting Great Falloch, as an outsider, made the early running and maintained a brisk gallop until the distance where O'Dempsey headed him and won by a comfortable 5 lengths. To his great credit, Great Falloch stayed on strongly to see off the favourite by 6 lengths.
5/4 Darragh
2/1 O'Dempsey
4/1 Rosewing
20/1 Great Falloch
20/1 Killucan
  Over Round 107%

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