The following Epsom Oaks 1980 clip is a 2 minute 55 secs clip from Youtube

The 202nd Oaks Stakes took place on Saturday 7th June 1980 and was won by Bireme (9/2), by Grundy out of Ripeck trained by Dick Hern, who won by 2 lengths in 2 mins 34.33 secs. The winner won £69,280 (Equivalent to £322,900 in 2017) and there were 11 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BIREME Willie Carson Dick Hern Dick Hollingsworth 9/2
VIELLE Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs T Blackwell 9/2
THE DANCER Ernie Johnson Major W R Hern Sir J J Astor 14/1
QUICK AS LIGHTNING Brian Rouse John Dunlop Mr O Phipps 3/1
SHOOT A LINE Tony Murray Major W R Hern Mr R Budgett 6/1
PIECES OF GOLD Steve Cauthen E Beeson C Fergus 100/1
GIFT WRAPPED Greville Starkey Frankie Durr Mr P Gallagher 17/2
BAY STREET John Reid R Johnson-Houghton Oceanic Ltd 50/1
RULE BRITTANIA Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn Lady J de Chair 15/2
JEM JEN Brian Taylor Paul Kelleway Mr G Kaye 100/1
FORLENE Lester Piggott M Vincent O'Brien Mrs E McClory 15/1
      Over Round 118%
For further information on this Classic race 'The Oaks Stakes' by Michael Church provides a comprehensive history of the great race. It is a limited edition volume, limited to 650 copies, and is available from Amazon ISBN 1910498289