EPSOM OAKS 1825
The 47th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 20th May 1825 and was won by Wings (13/1), by The Flyer out of Oleander trained by Robert Robson, who won by a neck. The winner won £1,350 (Equivalent to £136,400 in 2017) and there were 10 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
WINGS Sam Chifney Junior Robert Robson General Thomas Grosvenor 13/1
PASTIME S Day   Mr Jones 13/1
TONTINE Arnold   Duke of Grafton 11/10
UNNAMED FILLY BY ORVILLE     Mr Hunter
UNNAMED FILLY BY SOOTHSAYER     Sir J Shelley
UNNAMED FILLY BY SMOLENSKO Cliff   Lord Foley
UNNAMED FILLY BY PHANTOM Robertson   Duke of Rutland
DAHLIA T Goodison   Mr Greville
ATTICA Dockeray   Lord Exeter
UNNAMED FILLY BY SOOTHSAYER J Day   Mr Forth
      Over Round

I am extremely grateful to David Rice for the scan of the very rare Oaks Racecard from 1825. This forms part of his impressive collection of Horse racing memorabilia. He notes that the card contains a few inaccuracies and doesn't list the The Brownie as a participant. It also says that the winner Wings is out of Gleander instead of Oleander. It mentions THE WOODCOT PARK STAKES instead of what should be the WOOD PARK STAKES according to the Racing Calendar. There are other minor discrepancies too on the racecard when compared to the Racing Calendar. What is particularly interesting is the date of the racecard, for it was previously believed that the first Dorling's card was not issued until 1827.

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