The 34th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 15th September 1948 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr A B Macnaughton, trained by Cecil Brabazon and ridden by Tommy Burns. A purse of £2000 allowed for the second to receive 100 sovereigns and the third 50 sovereigns. The winner won by a short head, with 2 lengths between second and third.


BEAU SABREUR (Chestnut colt by His Highness out of Mashaq) SR 1923

The winning owner won £1850 (The equivalent of £66,100 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 BEAU SABREUR 3 9st 0lbs Tommy Burns Mr A B Macnaughton Cecil Brabazon
2 NATHOO 3 9st 0lbs Morny Wing HH Aga Khan Frank Butter
3 BARFELT 3 9st 0lbs Martin Moloney Mr J Skeffington M Vincent O'Brien
4 SOODANI 3 9st 0lbs George Wells HH Aga Khan H M Hartigan
5 WILD JOHNNIE 3 9st 0lbs P Powell Mrs E J King Fetherstonhaugh
6 HIGH ENDEAVOUR 3 9st 0lbs Herbert Holmes Captain G A Clark Fetherstonhaugh
7 SIGNAL SERVICE 3 9st 0lbs Aubrey Brabazon Mr A W Gordon Colonel Darby Rogers
8 RIDING MILL 3 9st 0lbs Michael Beary Sir Percy Loraine Harry Wragg

Nathoo (SR 1968) won the Irish Derby from Star of Gujrath and Soodani, with Barfelt, Riding Mill and Wild Johnnie all unplaced. Beau Sabreur (SR 1923) won the Irish 1000 Guineas by a length and 4 lengths from Panair and Riding Mill.

3/1 fav Riding Mill
7/2 Nathoo
9/2 Beau Sabreur
100/7 Barfelt

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