The 62nd running of the Irish St Leger was held on Saturday 18th September 1976 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mrs George Getty, trained by M Vincent O'Brien and ridden by Lester Piggott. The winner won £15,842, winning by 8 lengths in 3 minutes 2.1 seconds, with 3 lengths back to the third.


MENEVAL (Bay horse by Le Fabuleux out of Nalee) SR 1987

The winning owner won £15,842 (The equivalent of £112,000 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 MENEVAL 3 9st 0lbs Lester Piggott Mrs George Getty M Vincent O'Brien
2 GENERAL IRONSIDE 3 9st 0lbs Frankie Durr Mr G Weston Henry Cecil
3 COUNTESS EILEEN 3 8st 11lbs Tommy Carmody   Liam Browne
4 LOST CHORD 3 9st 0lbs Frank Morby   Peter Walwyn
5 RIBOBOY 3 9st 0lbs Gilbert Lady Beaverbrook W R Hern
6 RED INVADER 3 9st 0lbs Gabriel Curran   K Prendergast
7 NAVARRE 3 9st 0lbs Tommy Murphy Mrs Anne Brewster Anne Brewster
8 WHISTLE FOR GOLD 3 9st 0lbs Ray Carroll   John Oxx
9 FINSBURY 3 9st 0lbs Christy Roche Mrs E McMahon Con Collins
10 LAVACHE 3 9st 0lbs Johnny Roe   Weld
11 MIDLAND GAYLE 3 9st 0lbs P Boothman   John Oxx
12 KRASSATA 3 8st 11lbs Wally Swinburn   Dermot Weld
  Betting Meneval ran 17 times, winning 5 and was second twice. The wins included the Nijinsky Stakes, the Ballysax Stakes, the Gallinule Stakes and the Hardwick Stakes. Navarre and Finsbury were unplaced in the Irish Derby behind Malacate (SR 1990). Countess Eileen and Krassata were unplaced in the Irish Oaks behind Lagunette (SR 1893). General Ironside was unplaced in the Doncaster St Leger behind Crow (SR 2040).
4/5 fav Meneval
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