The 24th winner of the St Leger, held on Saturday 13th September 1980 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards of Town Moor, was Light Cavalry, a bay colt by Brigadier Gerard out of Glass Slipper, owned by Mr Jim Joel. A field of 7 runners contested the race which was worth £93,000. (Equivalent to £433,400 in 2017)

The Youtube link below is a 3 minutes 28 second clip of the 1980 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
LIGHT CAVALRY Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Jim Joel 3/1
WATER MILL Willie Carson W R Hern Lord Rotherwick
WORLD LEADER Rae Guest Luca Cumani Carlo D'Alessio
GRANDAK Yves Saint Martin Maurice Zilber Daniel Wildenstein
LANCASTRIAN Freddie Head D Smagsin Sir Michael Sobell
RAMIAN Walter Swinburn Dermot Weld M Soudavar
SAVIOUR Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree J Morrison
The winner won by 4 lengths in 3 minutes 11.48 seconds, with 4 lengths between second and third. In a career comprised of 11 races, Light Cavalry won 5 and was second on two occasions. Over Round N/A

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