The 37th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 19th September 1951 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr J Lunn, trained by Morny Wing and ridden by Liam Ward. The winner won £6000 and won by 3 lengths, with 6 lengths between second and third.


DO WELL (Bay horse by Rosewell out of Dasaratha) SR 1922

The winning owner won £6000 (The equivalent of £185,000 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 DO WELL 3 9st 0lbs Liam Ward Mr J Lunn Morny Wing
2 BOLIVAR 3 9st 0lbs Tommy Burns Mr Herbert Kerr Kevin Kerr
3 SECOND VIEW 3 9st 0lbs James Tyrrell Mr T I Breen Oakes
4 RYDER CUP 3 9st 0lbs N Brennan   E Martin Quirke
5 FAUX PAS 3 9st 0lbs Willie Carr Mrs R Foster J Lawson
6 SEAPLANE II 3 9st 0lbs H Greenaway   J Fawcus
7 BAY OF BISCAY 3 9st 0lbs Jimmy Eddery   Corp. Darby Rogers
8 CDB 3 9st 0lbs J Mullane   Paddy Prendergast
9 LAURIE HENTON 3 9st 0lbs Aubrey Brabazon Mr A L Hawkins Paddy Prendergast
10 MAGIC SLIPPER 3 9st 0lbs Paddy Powell jnr Mrs Anna Maria King Arnott

Do Well, Bolivar, Second View, Laurie Henton and Ryder Cup were all unplaced in the Irish 2000 Guineas behind Signal Box (SR 1935).

Bolivar was third in the Irish Derby beaten 4 3/4 lengths by Fraise Du Bois (SR 1947)

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