The 23rd running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 15th September 1937 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Sir Thomas Dixon, trained by M Peacock and ridden by J Taylor. A purse of £1500 allowed for the second to receive 75 sovereigns and the third 25 sovereigns. The winner won by 2 lengths, with a short head between second and third.


OWENSTOWN (Grey horse by Apron out of Madame De Stael) SR 1823

The winning owner won £1400 (The equivalent of £93,700 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 OWENSTOWN 3 9st 4lbs J Taylor Sir Thomas Dixon M Peacock
2 SENOR 3 9st 7lbs Tommy Burns Mr William Barnett Richard Dawson
3 INISHBOFIN 3 9st 0lbs J Moylan Mr Joseph McGrath H Ussher
4 FLYING IMAGE 3 9st 0lbs W Howard Mr T P O'Neill J A Mangan
5 GOOD MAN 3 9st 0lbs Morny Wing Mrs Joseph Widger Ashe

Senor was second in the Irish Derby beaten a length by Phideas (SR 1928), and was unplaced in the English St Leger behind Chumleigh (SR 1913).

Senor and Inishbofin cut out the early running, but Owenstown was always in close attendance and took over the lead with 2 furlongs to run. He kept up a strong gallop to score with relative ease by 2 lengths, with a short head separating Senor and Inishbofin.

11/8 Senor
5/2 Owenstown
5/2 Flying Image
50/1 Good Man
50/1 Inishbofin
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