The 62nd Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 5th June 1840 and was won by Crucifix (1/3 fav), by Priam out of Octaviana trained by John Barham Day, who won by 1/2 length. The winner won £2,700 (Equivalent to £257,000 in 2017) and there were 15 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
CRUCIFIX John Barham Day John Barham Day Lord George Bentinck 1/3
WELFARE Nat Flatman   Mr Payne 40/1
TELETA Conolly   Mr Wigram 50/1
CURRENCY Stephenson   Duke of Grafton 40/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY GLENCOE W Day   Lord George Bentinck 100/1
BLACK BESS Scott   Colonel Anson 9/1
PLENARY Robinson   Mr Batson 100/1
IRIS Cotton   Lord Albemarle 100/1
LALLAH ROOKH C Templeman   Mr Fowler 15/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY EMILLIUS Chapple   Sir G Heathcote 100/1
POCAHONTAS Crouch   Mr Greatrex 11/1
LA FEMME SAGE Heseltine   Mr Bell 100/1
THE ANT C Edwards   Lord Chesterfield 100/1
DIPLOMA Macdonald   General Grosvenor 100/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY NONSENSE Wakefield   Colonel Wyndham 100/1
      Over Round 114%
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