The 24th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 21st September 1938 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Lord Talbot de Malahide, trained by Arthur Blake and ridden by Morny Wing. A purse of £1000 allowed for the second to receive 50 sovereigns and the third 25 sovereigns. The winner won by 4 lengths, with 4 lengths between second and third.


OCHILTREE (Bay gelding by Tolgus out of Milibank) SR 1853

The winning owner won £925 (The equivalent of £61,200 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 OCHILTREE 3 9st 0lbs Morny Wing Lord Talbot de Malahide Arthur Blake
2 FULL TIDE 3 9st 0lbs E Martin Quirke Mr William Barnett J Rogers
3 DUNLOE 3 9st 0lbs Joe Canty Mr H Ussher H Ussher
4 ACLINT BRIDGE 3 9st 0lbs H H Beasley Major E Shirley J Rogers
5 MORNING TIDE 3 9st 0lbs H Holmes Mr William Barnett J Rogers
6 LUXURY TAX 3 9st 0lbs W Barrett Lt-Col S S Hill-Dillon Fetherstonhaugh
7 MODEST SONNY 3 9st 0lbs J Moylan Mr P McCavana J A Mangan

Dunloe and Aclint Bridge were both unplaced in the Irish 2000 Guineas behind Nearchus (SR 1883) and also unplaced in the Irish Derby behind Rosewell (SR 1904). Odds on favourite Ochiltree won comfortably by 4 lengths, with a further 4 lengths between Full Tide and Dunloe.

2/5 Ochiltree
6/1 Full Tide
6/1 Aclint Bridge
20/1 Dunloe
20/1 Luxury Tax
20/1 Morning Tide
20/1 Modest Sonny
  Over Round 118%

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