When is the 2022 Irish St Leger?
- We bring you the dates and vital information about the 2022 Irish St Leger
- This Classic will be run at the Curragh on Sunday 11th September 2022
Irish St Leger at the Curragh. (Getty)
When is the 2022 Irish St Leger?
The 2022 Irish St Leger will be run at the Curragh racecourse on Sunday 11th September 2022.
What is the Irish St Leger?
The Irish St Leger is the feature Group One race on day two of Irish Champions Weekend. This Classic contest is open to all horses of three-years-old and above, and run over a testing 14-furlong trip.
Who won the Irish St Leger?
Johnny Murtagh celebrated his first Classic victory at a trainer in 2021, as Sonnyboyliston held off Twilight Payment and Baron Samedi to win the Irish St Leger.
Which horses will run in the 2022 Irish St Leger?
Sonnyboyliston could return to the Curragh to try and defend his Irish St Leger crown in 2022. As this is a Classic race, horses who ran in the Epsom Derby, Irish Derby, Epsom Oaks and Irish Oaks could also run in the St Leger.
Where is the Irish St Leger run?
The Irish St Leger is run at the Curragh racecourse, situated in County Kildare, Ireland.
Where can I watch the Irish St Leger?
The Irish St Leger will be shown on channels like ITV and RacingTV, but the easiest way would be to stream the race live. If you plan on watching the racing via your mobile or tablet, then bookmakers such as bet365 will allow you to stream the race live.
Irish St Leger Live Streaming
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Irish St Leger History
The Irish St Leger is the fifth and final Classic of the season in Ireland. This Group One race is staged at the Curragh, and is run over a challenging one-and-three-quarter mile trip.
The Irish St Leger is also the final leg on the Irish Triple Crown. The colt's Triple Crown consists of the Irish 2000 Guineas, the Irish Derby and the Irish St Leger.
Fillies have to win the Irish 1000 Guineas and the Irish Oaks, along with the Irish St Leger, if they want to win the Triple Crown.
Unlike the British version of the St Leger, which is only open to three-year-olds, older horses are free to enter the Irish St Leger. This means there have been a number of multiple winners of this Classic.
Vintage Crop was the first to do just that, winning the Irish St Leger in 1993 and '94. Oscar Schindler and Kayf Tara both managed back to back victories before the turn of the century.
2001 saw Dermot Weld's Vinnie Roe win the Irish St Leger for the first time. Vinnie Roe would go on to retain his title the following year, complete a hat-trick in 2003 and win the Irish St Leger for the fourth time in 2004.
Vincent O'Brien is the most successful trainer in the history of this Classic, having saddled nine winners between 1959 and 1988.
His son, Aidan O'Brien has carried on his family's rich tradition of Irish St Leger winners, with the last of his five winners coming in 2019, when Flag Of Honour scooped the top prize.
Plenty of British trainers have celebrated success in the Irish St Leger down the years. John Dunlop, Paul Cole, James Fanshawe and Jeremy Noseda have all won the race. John Gosden and Mark Johnston shared the prize in 2011, when Duncan and Jukebox Jury dead-heated.
Tom Dascombe celebrated a famous win in 2014, when the popular Brown Panther won the Irish St Leger.
Order Of St George won the race for the first time the following season. Having been upset by Willie Mullins Wicklow Brave in 2016, Order Of St George successfully regained his title in 2017.
The 2019 edition of the Irish St Leger went the way of Dermot Weld once again, as his three-year-old filly, Search For A Song upset Kew Gardens to claim Classic glory. Weld's filly then joined the illustrious list of two-time Irish St Leger winners, beating Fujaira Prince to retain her title in 2020.