EPSOM OAKS 1848
The 70th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 26th May 1848 and was won by Cymba (7/1), by Melbourne out of Skiff trained by John Day jnr, who won by 1 length in 2 mins 48.0 secs. The winner won £4,250 (Equivalent to £406,700 in 2017) and there were 26 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
CYMBA Sim Templeman John Day Junior Mr Harry Hill 7/1
ATTRACTION Robinson   Mr Quinn 8/1
QUEEN OF THE MAY Bumby   Mr Foljambe 8/1
WIASMA Frank Butler   Mr Bowes 7/2
DO-IT-AGAIN Alfred Day   Mr Dixon 5/2
HOPE W Day   Mr Dixon 50/1
LADY ELIZABETH Whitehouse   Mr S Conway 20/1
GRIEF Hornsby jnr   Mr Bartley 50/1
MISS HARRISON J Holmes   Mr S Hawke 50/1
LADY MARY Dickenson   Mr Pedley 50/1
IODINE Nat Flatman   Colonel Peel 6/1
ASPASIA Prince   Mr Merry 20/1
REFLECTION Kitchener   Duke of Richmond 50/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY LORD STAFFORD Tasker   Mr Mostyn 50/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY DON JOHN Cartwright   Mr Wrather 50/1
TISIPHONE Bartholomew   Lord Exeter 22/1
UNNAMED SISTER TO PERGULARIA Pettit   Lord Exeter 22/1
CAMPHINE H Bell   Mr Cookson 50/1
UNNAMED SISTER TO SATURIST Sly   Baron Rothschild 50/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY COLWICK Crouch   Mr E Peel 50/1
LOLA MONTEZ S Rogers   Colonel Peel 50/1
ASTRAER Charlie Marlow   Lord Eglinton 50/1
VEXATION J Marson   Sir J Hawley 50/1
MISS ORBELL Denman   Sir R W Bulkeley 50/1
PRAIRIE BIRD W Boyve   Mr Bouverie 20/1
DIMANCHE Wakefield   Mr Walker 50/1
Only horses at 22/1 or better had their prices recorded, all others have been allocated 50/1 Over Round 151%
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