The 71st Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 25th May 1849 and was won by Lady Evelyn (3/1 j-fav), by Don John out of Industry trained by Tom Taylor, who won by 1 length in 2 mins 56.0 secs. The winner won £4,425 (Equivalent to £482,300 in 2017) and there were 15 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
LADY EVELYN Frank Butler Tom Taylor 6th Earl of Chesterfield 3/1
LADY SUPERIOR Robinson   Mr B Green 12/1
WOODLARK Alfred Day   Mr Wreford 10/1
EVA J Marson   Lord Strathmore 25/1
GLAUCA Flatman   Mr Payne 3/1
LADY TRYPHENA S Mann   Mr F Clarke 50/1
EMMA-DONNA J Holmes   Mr Cuthbert 50/1
ESCALADE Sim Templeman   Lord Stanley 12/1
CLARISSA S Rogers   Mr Greville 4/1
LADY JERSEY Charlie Marlow   Mr Whitworth 50/1
GRACE Bartholomew   Lord Exeter 50/1
HIGHLAND FLING Kitchener   Duke of Richmond 25/1
IMPERATRIX Bumby   Mr Bell 12/1
DOCILITY Whitehouse   Mr E Jones 12/1
DOLLY VARDEN Pettit   Mr B Wray 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