The 20th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Thursday 20th September 1934 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr William Barnett, trained by Richard Dawson and ridden by C Ray. A purse of £2000 allowed for the second to receive 100 sovereigns and the third 50 sovereigns. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths, with 2 lengths between second and third.


HARINERO (Bay horse by Blandford out of Athasi) SR 1922

The winning owner won £1850 (The equivalent of £130,100 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 PRIMERO 3 9st 7lbs C Ray Mr William Barnett Richard Dawson
2 CARIFF 3 9st 7lbs Joe Canty Sit T Dixon Philip Behan
3 PORTUGAL 3 9st 0lbs Morny Wing Mr Delaforce A Blake
4 TAFFETA 3 9st 0lbs E Gardner Mr J T Rogers J T Rogers
5 OVERCOAT 3 9st 0lbs James Doyle Major D Dixon Philip Behan
6 WAGON HILL 3 9st 0lbs Tommy Burns Mrs G Dunne A Blake
7 KNIGHT OF TARA 3 9st 0lbs J Moylan Mr F Rogers C Rogers
8 LOOK OUT 3 9st 0lbs P Mahon Mr O V Watney John Murphy
  Betting Dead heat winner of the Irish Derby along with Patriot King (SR 1928), Primero had earlier won the Irish 2000 Guineas beating Cariff (SR 1927). He finished down the field in the Epsom Derby behind the brilliant Windsor Lad (SR 2100), but got back on winning ways here by beating Cariff by a comfortable 1 1/2 lengths.
4/7 fav Primero
2/1 Cariff
100/8 Portugal
25/1 Overcoat
50/1 Wagon Hill
50/1 Knight of Tara
100/1 Look Out
100/1 Taffeta
  Over Round 114%

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