The 66th running of the Irish St Leger was held on Saturday 11th October 1980 over 1 mile 6 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Robert Sangster, trained by M Vincent O'Brien and ridden by Roy Carroll. The winner won £21,578, winning by 5 lengths in 3 minutes 23.6 seconds, with 3 lengths back to the third.

IRISH ST LEGER 1980

GONZALES (Bay horse by Vaguely Noble out of Gazala) SR 1867

The winning owner won £21,578 (The equivalent of £90,900 in 2018 terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Age/Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 GONZALES 3 9st 0lbs Roy Carroll Robert Sangster M Vincent O'Brien
2 GOOD THYNE 3 9st 0lbs     Dermot Weld
3 EL CITO 3 9st 0lbs     Needham
4 CAPITANO 3 9st 0lbs Gabriel Curran   Paddy Prendergast
5 PRANCING PRINCE 3 9st 0lbs D J Murphy   Murphy
6 RAMIAN 3 9st 0lbs Walter Swinburn M Soudavar Dermot Weld
7 SHERINGHAM 3 9st 0lbs     Dermot Weld
8 SIR MODRED 3 9st 0lbs     Brewster
  Betting Gonzales raced 10 times, winning 4 and placed second once, including wins in the Gallinule Stakes and the Blandford Stakes. Ramian was 3rd in the Irish Derby beaten 4 lengths by Tynavos (SR 1989).
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