The 33rd running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 17th September 1947 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Prince Aly Khan, trained by H M Hartigan 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 5 lengths, with 3 lengths between second and third.


ESPRIT DE FRANCE (Chestnut horse by Epigram out of Francille) SR 1913

The winning owner won £925 (The equivalent of £35,600 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 ESPRIT DE FRANCE 3 9st 0lbs Morny Wing Prince Aly Khan H M Hartigan
2 LORIMER 3 8st 10lbs John Power Mr A P Reynold McCormick
3 MOUNTSHANNON 3 9st 0lbs W Wells Lord Talbot De Malahide H Ussher
4 FELOTTE 3 8st 10lbs Tommy Burns Mr A C Ardeshir Colonel Darby Rogers
5 IMPERIAL EAGLE 3 9st 0lbs H Brennan Prince Aly Khan P Beary

Esprit De France and Mountshannon unplaced in the Irish 2000 Guineas behind Grand Weather (SR 1936). Esprit De France was third in the Irish Derby beaten 3 lengths by Sayajirao (SR 1958). Felotte and Lorimer unplaced in the Irish Oaks behind Desert Drive (SR 1864).

4/9 fav Esprit De France
7/2 Lorimer
10/1 Felotte
33/1 Imperial Eagle
33/1 Mountshannon
  Over Round 105%

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