The 10th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 17th September 1924 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Major Giles Loder, trained by Peter Gilpin and ridden by George Archibald. 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 a head, with 4 lengths between second and third.


ZODIAC (Bay horse by Sunstar out of Molly Desmond) SR 1849

The winning owner won £2050 (The equivalent of £122,400 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 ZODIAC 3 9st 10lbs George Archibald Major Giles Loder Peter Gilpin
2 ZAROPE 3 9st 0lbs Morny Wing Mr J Radcliff Walker
3 CAPE HORN 3 9st 7lbs Bernard Carslake Lord Glanely C Marsh
4 BRIDGE OF CAHIR 3 9st 0lbs Tommy Burns Colonel Charteris Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
5 JEHANGIR 3 9st 0lbs J Moylan Mr F Clarke Fetherstonhaugh
6 LOUGH ENNEL 3 9st 0lbs E Martin Quirke Mr M J Cleary Dawson
7 DUKE OF JUDEA 3 9st 0lbs W Tracy Mr J Nugent Dawson
8 VESINGTON KING 3 9st 0lbs Joe Canty Mr H M Hartigan Philip Behan
  Betting Cape Horn and Zodiac had both run down the field in the English St Leger behind Salmon-Trout, so it was no surprise that Cape Horn was made favourite to beat Zodiac. In the end it was Zarope, in receipt of 7lbs, who gave Zodiac most to do, and was beaten a head with fully 4 lengths back to Cape Horn.
6/4 Cape Horn
2/1 Zodiac
5/1 Lough Ennel
8/1 Zarope
10/1 Vesington King
20/1 Duke of Judea
20/1 Jehangir
20/1 Bridge of Cahir
  Over Round 124%

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