The 57th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Saturday 25th September 1971 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr Rory More-O'Ferrall, trained by Stephen Quirke and ridden by A Simpson. The winner won £12,796, winning by 4 lengths in 3 minutes 2.7 seconds, with 3 lengths between second and third.


PARNELL (Chestnut colt by St Paddy out of Nella) SR 1937

The winning owner won £12,796 (The equivalent of £177,700 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 PARNELL 3 9st 0lbs A Simpson Rory More O'Ferrall Stephen Quirke
2 WENCESLAS 3 9st 0lbs Johnny Roe Mrs C W Engelhard M Vincent O'Brien
3 LUCKY DRAKE 3 9st 0lbs Tommy Murphy Mr Robert Hall-Dare Patrick Mullins
4 CHARLADOUCE 3 9st 0lbs Liam Ward   Noel Murless
5 ST IVES 3 9st 0lbs Ryan F Parnell Mr E A Holt Stephen Quirke
6 GALILEO GALILEI 3 9st 0lbs Hilton Cope   M Vincent O'Brien
7 ALL TAN 3 9st 0lbs George McGrath Mr Seamus McGrath Seamus McGrath
8 DYNAMIC DAN 3 9st 0lbs S Spinks   Dermot Weld
  Betting Wenceslas was unplaced in the Doncaster St Leger behind Athens Wood (SR 1975). Lucky Drake was fourth in the Irish Derby behind Irish Ball (SR 2055), with Parnell, St Ives and All Tan unplaced. Lucky Drake and All Tan were unplaced in the Irish 2000 Guineas behind King's Company (SR 1967).
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