The 11th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 16th September 1925 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Lieutenant Colonel 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 neck, with 5 lengths between second and third.


SPELTHORNE (Bay horse by Spearmint out of Dutch Mary) SR 1876

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 SPELTHORNE 3 9st 7lbs George Archibald Lt-Colonel Giles Loder Peter Gilpin
2 BRIGHTER LONDON 3 9st 7lbs Joe Childs Mr Slocock Coombs
3 FLYING DINAH 3 9st 1lbs Morny Wing Captain Dunne Jeffery
4 LISWORNEY 3 9st 4lbs J Doyle Lord Kenmore Dawson
5 STARMAN 3 9st 0lbs E Martin Quirke Mr P Kelly J Rogers
6 MAYNOOTH 3 9st 0lbs J Patman Mrs E Croft Dawson
  Betting Spelthorne was made a strong favourite despite carrying 9st 7lbs, having finished a promising seventh in the English St Leger. He just prevailed by a neck from his main rival in the betting Brighter London.
1/2 Spelthorne
4/1 Brighter London
100/8 Flying Dinah
20/1 Maynooth
20/1 Starman
20/1 Lisworney
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