2022 Irish St Leger Betting Odds at Curragh racecourse

Sunday, 11 September 2022

When it comes to Irish horse racing, none come any bigger than the St Leger. The Irish St Leger is usually available when it comes to antepost horse racing odds, with the leading British and Irish trainers bidding to saddle a winner for this prestigious race which is run at The Curragh Racecourse on an annual basis.

The Irish St Leger is a historic race and was first run in 2015, with this taking place over a distance of one mile and six furlongs. It’s a fairly long race by flat racing standards and it differs from the English St Leger by virtue of the fact that it’s not just open for three year olds.

At the beginning, the Irish St Leger racecard only included three-year-olds, with Royal Lancer having been the first horse to win the English and Irish race in the same year. Like the English counterpart, the Irish St Leger forms part of the Triple Crown along with the Irish 2,000 Guineas and the Irish Derby.

There have only been two horses that have won the Irish Triple Crown when Museum prospered in 1935, with Windsor Slipper landing the spoils in 1942 and this became an open-age race in 1983 in order to attracting a strong calibre of horses.

Since the Irish Derby racecard was opened to older horses, it has led to several repeat wins and Vinnie Roe has been able to oblige in four consecutive years between 2001-2004. We have occasionally seen Irish Derby runners and winners claim the spoils in the Melbourne Cup too.

Betting on the Irish Derby is really popular, with Search For A Song having obliged in 2019 and 2020 for the army of punters that backed the Dermot Weld-trained runner. Weld holds the record for the most winners saddled by virtue of having trained Vinnie Roe to four consecutive winners.