The 26th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 18th September 1940 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr William Barnett, trained by D Rogers and ridden by Tommy Burns. A purse of £1000 allowed for the second to receive 50 sovereigns and the third 25 sovereigns. The winner won by 3 lengths, with 1/2 length between second and third.


HARVEST FEAST (Bay horse by Trigo out of Salar) SR 1842

The winning owner won £925 (The equivalent of £59,000 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 HARVEST FEAST 3 9st 0lbs Tommy Burns Mr William Barnett Darby Rogers
2 BLACK TONI 3 9st 0lbs E Martin Quirke Lady Beatty More O'Ferrall
3 MARK TWAIN 3 9st 0lbs Joe Canty Mr D Malone D Malone
4 WILD WHEAT 3 9st 0lbs H Holmes Mr William Barnett Darby Rogers
5 CAPRON 3 9st 0lbs F Hunter Sit Thomas Dixon A Wellesley

Third in the Newmarket Stakes and seventh in the Epsom Derby behing Pont L'Eveque (SR 1974), Black Toni was made odds-on favourite, but could not withstand the challenge of Harvest Feast who scored by 3 lengths.

2/5 fav Black Toni
4/1 Capron
100/8 Harvest Feast
100/8 Wild Wheat
100/8 Mark Twain
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