This was run on Wednesday 4th June 1980 and the winner was bred by Mrs Jack G Jones, trained by Major Dick Hern and owned by Mme A Plesch. There were 24 runners and the winning time was 2 mins 34.77 secs. The winner won by 3/4 length with 1 1/2 lengths between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £166,820, (The equivalent of £680,000 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).


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The Youtube website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 3 minute 45 second clip of the Derby.


Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer
1 HENBIT Willie Carson W R Hern
2 MASTER WILLIE Philip Waldron Henry Candy
3 RANKIN Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
4 PELERIN Pat Eddery Harry Wragg
5 GARRIDO Philip Paquet Francois Boutin (Fr)
6 HELLO GORGEOUS Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
7 JULIUS CAESAR Paul Cook S Boullenger (Fr)
Also NIKOLI Christie Roche P J Prendergast
Also STAR WAY Yves Saint-Martin Paul Kelleway
Also WATER MILL Tony Murray W R Hern
Also MOOMBA MASQUERADE Geoff Baxter J Hindley
Also TYRNAVOS Edward Hide Bruce Hobbs
Also SAINT JONATHON Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
Also MONTEVERDI Lester Piggott M V O'Brien
Also PRINCE SPRUCE John Matthias John Dunlop
Also BOZOVICI Brian Taylor H Ryan Price
Also BRAUGHING Jeff (Kipper) Lynch Clive Brittain
Also BLAST OFF M Philipperon J Fellows (Fr)
Also NOBLE SHAMUS G McGrath M Fogarty (Ire)
Also RIBO CHARTER Tommy Carberry Paul Kelleway
Also RUNNING MILL A Kimberley Michael Stoute
Also PIMPONT G Doleuze C Milbanks (Fr)
Also MARCELLO Brian Rouse Clive Brittain


John Reid Gavin Pritchard-Gordon
4/1 Nikoli    
7/1 Henbit    
8/1 Monteverdi    
9/1 Hello Gorgeous    
9/1 Tyrnavos    
14/1 Rankin    
14/1 Water Mill    
18/1 Pelerin    
22/1 Master Willie    
25/1 Star Way    
28/1 Garrido    
33/1 Bozovici    
33/1 Majestic Star    
33/1 Saint Jonathon    
40/1 Mooba Masquerade    
40/1 Pimpont    
50/1 Julius Caesar    
66/1 Blast Off    
100/1 Noble Shamus    
100/1 Ribo Charter    
100/1 Running Mill    
200/1 Braughing    
200/1 Marcello    
200/1 Prince Spruce    
Over Round 118%