EPSOM OAKS 1845
The 67th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 30th May 1845 and was won by Refraction (25/1), by Glaucus out of Prism trained by John Kent jnr, who won by 2 length. The winner won £3,475 (Equivalent to £406,600 in 2017) and there were 21 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
REFRACTION Henry Bell John Kent Junior Duke of Richmond 25/1
HOPE Charlie Marlow   Mr Bennett 12/1
MISS SARAH J Holmes   Major Yarburgh 30/1
LADY WILDAIR Whitehouse   Lord Chesterfield 11/2
LANCASHIRE WITCH Sim Templeman   Mr Worthington 7/2
ROSE OF CASHMERE Ealing   Lord George Bentinck 18/1
MAID OF ORLEANS J Day jnr   Mr Gully 11/1
GLEE Bartholomew   Mr Rogers 7/1
VENUS Murphy   Mr Armstrong 50/1
STAMP Arthur   Mr Liley 18/1
PLAUDIT Marson   Lord Eglinton 20/1
MISS ELIS W Howlett   Lord George Bentinck 8/1
HEATHER BELL Frank Butler   Mr Bowes 40/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY SAMARCAND Chapple   Sir G Heathcote 100/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY PHYSICIAN Lye   Sir C Monck 20/1
FICKLE WILD ROSE W Butler   Mr Osbaldeston 100/1
EVENT W Boyce   Mr Hopkins 25/1
CAROLINE R Sly   Colonel Wyndham 100/1
GIANTESS J Howlett   Sir J B Mills 100/1
LONGITUDE Mann   Lord George Bentinck 20/1
HERSEY G Edwards   Colonel Peel 100/1
      Over Round 123%
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