This was run on Saturday 29th March 1980 and 30 ran. The winner was trained by Captain T.A.Forster at wantage.


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The British Pathe website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Grand National. Currently a clip for this race is not available.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 BEN NEVIS Charlie Fenwick R.C.Stewart Jnr
2 ROUGH AND TUMBLE John Francome Mr L.Dormer
3 THE PILGARLIC R.Hyett Mr A. & Mrs G.Poole
4 ROYAL STUART P.Blacker Mr & Mrs John Murray Begg
Also ROYAL FROLIC J.Burke Sir John Hanmer & Mr F.R.Watts
Also PRINCE ROCK T.Carmody Mr Michael Buckley & Mr F.R.Watts
Also ZONGALERO S.Smith Eccles Mr David Montagu & Sir James Goldsmith
Also CASAMAYOR J.King Mr Raymond R.Guest
Also RUBSTIC M.Barnes Mr John Douglas
Also ANOTHER DOLLY J.J.O'Neill Mr Ian Urquhart
Also SO AND SO R.Linley Mr D.W.Samuel
Also FLASHY BOY C.Grant Mrs A.Bayley & Mr Denys Smith
Also THE VINTNER B.R.Davies Westwood Garages Ltd
Also COOLISHALL Mr B.Munro-Wilson Mr Broderick Munro-Wilson
Also EVEN UP A.Webber Mr N.Whitcomb
Also OUR GREENWOOD Mr A.O'Connell Mr M.J.Russell
Also JIMMY MIFF A.Brown Mr Gerald Tanner
Also DRUMROAN T.McGivern Mrs G.St John Nolan
Also JER P.Tuck Mr G.D.Wyse
Also LEVANKA F.Berry Mr P.C.Heron
Also DELMOSS G Newman Mrs F.Vessels
Also MANNYBOY R.Rowe Mr Frank H.Pullen
Also SALKELD C.Hawkins Mr E.Bell
Also DROMORE Mr P.Duggan Mr Peter Duggan
Also CHURCHTOWN BOY A Turnell Mr Ben Arnold
Also GODFREY SECUNDUS S.Morshead Mrs G.L.Taylor
Also THREE TO ONE Mr T.G.Dun Mr J.C.Manners & Mrs J.K.M.Oliver
Also SANDWILAN Mrs J.Hambrow Mr G.A.Ham
Also KININVIE John Williams Mr Simon Sarfield & Mr A.J.K.Dunn
Also RATHLEK P.Barton Mr D.R.Greig

Brod Munro-Wilson on his Corinthian spirit in the 1980 Grand National. These are the titles of chapters from Chris Pitt’s book ‘Go Down to the Beaten’, which looks at personal stories by connections of horses which failed to win the Grand National, a copy of which can be purchased by clicking the link below:-