The 13th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 14th September 1927 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr H Pulitzer, trained by Sam Darling and ridden by P Beasley. A purse of £2000 allowed for the second to receive 100 sovereigns and the third 50 sovereigns, while the breeder of winner 100 sovereigns and the second 50 sovereigns. The winner won by a head with 5 lengths between second and third.


BALLYVOY (Chestnut horse by Captivation out of Latharna) SR 1894

The winning owner won £1700 (The equivalent of £104,900 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 BALLYVOY 3 9st 0lbs P Beasley Mr H Pulitzer Sam Darling
2 WEST INDIES 3 9st 1lbs Tommy Burns Lady Mahon Grundy
3 ARCHWAY 3 9st 4lbs J Moylan Mr C Wadia J T Rogers
4 MERCURY 3 9st 0lbs Joe Canty Lady Nunburnholme Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
  Betting Ballyvoy was receiving 4lbs from Archway but won by a head and 5 lengths. Archway was runner-up in the Irish 2000 Guineas beaten 3/4 length by Fourth Hand (SR 1932), and later was third in the Irish Derby beaten a neck and a head by Knight of the Grail (SR 1937).
1/3 fav Archway
5/1 Ballyvoy
10/1 West Indies
10/1 Mercury
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