The 30th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Saturday 23rd September 1944 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr M S Carroll, trained by Charles Rogers and ridden by Joe Canty. A purse of £800 allowed for the second to receive 50 sovereigns and the third 25 sovereigns. The winner won by a length, with 8 lengths between second and third.


WATER STREET (Bay colt by Early School out of Nigella) SR 1926

The winning owner won £725 (The equivalent of £31,600 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 WATER STREET 3 9st 0lbs Joe Canty Mr M S Carroll Charles Rogers
2 LANCER 3 9st 0lbs Jack Moylan Major Dermot McCalmont Fetherstonhaugh
3 BRAVE BOY 3 9st 0lbs Phil Canty Sir Harold Gray James Canty
4 SIR GABRIEL 3 9st 0lbs Herbert Holmes Mr Patrick Ryan William J Byrne
5 BRUSHWOOD GIRL 3 8st 11lbs Tony Barrett    
6 FAIR MYSTERY 3 9st 0lbs P Butler    
7 FAIRDUE 3 9st 1lb T P Burns    
8 HEAD DRESS 3 9st 0lbs Jimmy Eddery    

Water Street was runner-up in the Irish Derby beaten a head by Slide On (SR 1928). Fairdue was unplaced in the Irish Oaks behind Avoca (SR 1822). Brave Boy and Lancer were unplaced in the Irish 2000 Guineas behind dead-heaters Slide On (SR 1928) and Good Morning (SR 1908). Fairdue was fourth in the Irish 1000 Guineas behind Annetta (SR 1777).

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