The 98th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Saturday 15th September 2012 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Andrew Tinkler, bred by Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd, trained by Tommy Carmody and ridden by N McCullagh.The winner won by a head in 3 minutes 8.47 seconds, with a short head between second and third.


ROYAL DIAMOND (Bay Gelding by Kings Best out of Irresistible Jewel) SR 1738

The winning owners won €116,000 (The equivalent of £121,100 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

The Youtube link below is a 3 minute 35 second clip of the 2012 Irish St Leger

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 ROYAL DIAMOND 6 9st 11lbs N McCullagh Andrew Tinkler Tommy Carmody
2 MASSLYN 3 9st 0lbs Shane Foley HH Aga Khan M Halford
3 BROWN PANTHER 4 9st 11lbs Richard Kingscote Andrew Black/ Owen Promotions Ltd Tom Dascombe
4 AITKEN 4 9st 11lbs Jimmy Fortune George Strawbridge John Gosden
5 SIMENON 5 9st 11lbs Pat Smullen Wicklow Bloodstock Ltd Willie Mullins
6 FAME AND GLORY 6 9st 11lbs Jamie Spencer Mrs Fitri Hay/ Magnier/Tabor Aidan O'Brien
7 SHU LEWIS 6 9st 8lbs Shane Gorey Ms M Dowdall Blake Ms M Dowdall Blake
8 HARTANI 3 9st 0lbs Christophe-Patrice Lemaire HH Aga Khan John Oxx
9 STEPS TO FREEDOM 6 9st 11lbs Kevin Manning Mrs Sean Hussey Mrs Jessica Harrington
11/4 fav Fame and Glory        
10/3 Brown Panther        
4/1 Hartani        
9/2 Aitken        
13/2 Masslyn        
16/1 Royal Diamond        
16/1 Simenon        
20/1 Steps To Freedom        
100/1 Shu Lewis        
  Over Round 119%        
FORMLINE:- In a career spanning 39 races, Royal Diamond won 9 and was second on 7 occasions.

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