EPSOM OAKS 1839
The 61st Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 17th May 1839 and was won by Deception (8/13 fav), by Defence out of Lady Stumps trained by W Treen, who won by 2 lengths. The winner won £2,450 (Equivalent to £250,000 in 2017) and there were 13 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
DECEPTION John Barham Day W Treen Fulwar Craven 8/13
CAROLINA F Buckle   Sir G Heathcote 9/1
LOUISA S Rogers   Mr C Wilson 50/1
MICKLETON MAID W Scott   Mr Bowes 12/1
THE SHADOW Heseltine   Mr Bell 11/1
HESIONE Nat Flatman   Lord Stradbroke 10/1
LA BELLEZZA Chapple   Sir G Heathcote 10/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY HOKEE POKEE Crouch   Mr Forth 50/1
REEL W Day   Duke of Richmond 25/1
DOLPHIN Lye   Colonel Crawfurd 9/1
SISTER TO HECTOR Wakefield   Lord Lichfield 50/1
SISTER TO PICKWICK Robinson   Mr Rush 50/1
ALEXANDRINA H Edwards   Mr Osbaldeston 50/1
      Over Round 129%
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