The 35th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 14th September 1949 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr William Woodward, trained by Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort and ridden by Willie Carr. 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 10 lengths between second and third, but was disqualified and placed last.


BROWN ROVER (Brown horse by Fighting Fox out of La Rose) SR 1944

The winning owner won £1850 (The equivalent of £64,200 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 BROWN ROVER 3 9st 0lbs Willie Carr Mr William Woodward Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
2 AEOLIAN 3 9st 0lbs C Fagan    
3 TRIBAL SONG 3 9st 0lbs Aubrey Brabazon Mr A W Gordon Colonel Darby Rogers
4 PINK LARKSPUR 3 9st 0lbs J Longden Mr T Donnelly John Oxx
5 SOME BLOOM 3 9st 0lbs John Power Mr T Donnelly John Oxx
6 BONAPARTE 3 9st 0lbs T Wallace   Colonel Darby Rogers
7 HAMPDEN PARK 3 9st 0lbs Herbert Holmes Mr J McLean H M Hartigan
8 BIRD WATCHER 3 9st 0lbs P F Conlon Lt-Col Evelyn Shirley McCormick
9 FLASH ARIN 3 9st 0lbs Morny Wing Mr A L Hawkins Paddy Prendergast
10 NASR-ED-DIN 3 9st 0lbs Martin Moloney   Paddy Prendergast
11 COOL STREAM 3 9st 0lbs F McKenna Col Darby Rogers Colonel Darby Rogers
12 DECERINO 3 9st 0lbs P Powell jnr   R Morrison
Disq MOONDUST 3 9st 0lbs Rae Johnstone HH Aga Khan Frank Butters

Brown Rover was runner-up in the Irish Derby 1 3/4 lengths behind Hindostan (SR 1971), with Pink Larkspur 2 1/2 lengths further back in third. Moondust finished a short head in front of Brown Rover, the pair 10 lengths clear of Aeolian, but Moondust was disqualified and placed last. Brown Rover was owned by Mr William Woodward, Chairman of the New York Jockey Club.

3/1 fav Brown Rover
7/2 Moondust
25/1 Tribal Song
50/1 Aeolian

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