The 39th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 16th September 1953 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr Martin Molony, trained by Kevin Kerr and ridden by Rae Johnstone. The winner won £6000 in 3 minutes 4.6 seconds.


SEA CHARGER (Chestnut colt by Royal Charger out of Sea Flower) SR 1945

The winning owner won £6000 (The equivalent of £164,600 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 SEA CHARGER 3 9st 0lbs Rae Johnstone Mr Martin Moloney Kevin Kerr
2 TREETOPS HOTEL 3 9st 0lbs Phil Canty Mr T S Reeves Corp Darby Rogers
3 BLUE NOTES 3 9st 0lbs T P Burns Mr John H Thursby J M Rogers
4 ARDENT LOVER 3 9st 0lbs M Kennedy Mrs L McVey Hurley
5 JUNGLE LANDING 3 9st 0lbs M Hartnett Mr Joseph McGrath Seamus McGrath
6 WE DON'T KNOW 3 9st 0lbs J Mullane Mr R S Clark Michael Collins
7 DOONAHA 3 9st 0lbs T M Burns   Bell
8 BLUE DUN 3 8st 11lbs Herbert Holmes   Fetherstonhaugh
9 STARFLIGHT 3 8st 11lbs F Shortt Mrs Shorrock P Murphy
10 FINE FLOWER 3 8st 11lbs Liam Ward   Paddy Prendergast

Sea Charger (SR 1945) won the Irish 2000 Guineas by 3/4 length from Charmier. Sea Charger was third in the Irish Derby beaten a length and a head by Charmier (SR 2009), with Ardent Lover, We Don't Know, Blue Notes, Jungle Landing and Treetops Hotel behind.

Fine Flower runner up in the Irish Oaks beaten a neck by Noory (SR 1816).

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5/2 jf Sea Charger
100/7 Blue Notes
20/1 Treetops Hotel
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