The 40th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 15th September 1954 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr Terence Gray, trained by M Hurley and ridden by Paddy Powell jnuior. The winner won £6000, winning by a length in 3 minutes 29.0 seconds, with 3 lengths between second and third.


ZARATHUSTRA (Black colt by Persian Gulf out of Salvia) SR 1923

The winning owner won £6000 (The equivalent of £161,400 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 ZARATHUSTRA 3 9st 0lbs Paddy Powell jnr Mr Terence Gray M Hurley
2 ARCTIC WIND 3 9st 0lbs Jimmy Eddery Mr John Thursby Michael Rogers
3 HIDALGO 3 9st 0lbs T P Burns Mr E V Kelly John Oxx
4 BEAU SEJOUR 3 9st 0lbs John Power Mr N S Macnaughton John Oxx
5 RED WINTER 3 9st 0lbs Phil Canty Sir Winston Churchill Corp. Darby Rogers
Red Winter was owned by Mr William H Barnett, but leased to Sir Winston Churchill for the season.

Zarathustra (SR 1923) won the Irish Derby by 1 1/2 lengths from Hidalgo with Beau Sejour unplaced. Red Winter was third in the Irish Oaks beaten 11 lengths by Pantomime Queen (SR 1934). Arctic Wind (SR 1833) won the Irish 2000 Guineas by 1 1/2 lengths from Tale of Two Cities.

4/7 fav Zarathustra
3/1 Hidalgo
10/1 Arctic Wind
25/1 Red Winter
25/1 Beau Sejour
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