The 41st running of the Irish St Leger was held on Wednesday 14th September 1955 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mrs Anna Maria King, trained by Sir Hugh Nugent and ridden by Douglas Page. The winner won £6000, winning in 3 minutes 12.1 seconds.


DIAMOND SLIPPER (Bay colt by His Slipper out of Narina) SR 1815

The winning owner won £6000 (The equivalent of £154,600 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 DIAMOND SLIPPER 3 9st 0lbs Douglas Page Mrs Anna Maria King Sir Hugh Nugent
2 COBETTO 3 9st 0lbs Roger Poincelet   France
3 NILE BIRD 3 8st 11lbs T P Burns Gaekwar of Baroda Michael Rogers
4 LOUGH INE 3 9st 0lbs M Kennedy Mr David Coughlan Michael Hurley
5 CLIVE SULLISH 3 9st 0lbs Paddy Powell   D J Morgan
6 TARA 3 9st 0lbs John Power Mr E V Kelly John Oxx
7 BEAU SOLEIL 3 9st 0lbs J G Winter Mr R Sullivan John Oxx
8 TORVANDOU 3 9st 0lbs Tommy Burns   W J Byrne
9 DARK ISSUE 3 8st 11lbs Phil Canty Sir Winston Churchill Corp Darby Rogers

Dark Issue (SR 1831) won the Irish 1000 Guineas by 1/2 length from Martine and Tourvandou. Diamond Slipper was 5th in the Irish Derby behind Panaslipper (SR 2011). Diamond Slipper was unplaced in the Irish 2000 Guineas. Nile Bird was runner-up in the Irish Oaks beaten a neck by Agar's Plough (SR 1755).

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