EPSOM OAKS 1851
The 73rd Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 23rd May 1851 and was won by Iris (4/1), by Ithuriel out of Miss Bowe trained by John Scott, who won by 3/4 length in 2 mins 52.0 secs. The winner won £3,370 (Equivalent to £417,900 in 2017) and there were 15 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
IRIS Frank Butler John Scott Baron Stanley 4/1
MISERRIMA Whitehouse   Lord John Scott 15/1
HESSE HOMBURG Flatman   Mr Gratwicke 6/1
PAYMENT Bartholomew   Mr Ford 7/1
BREBA J Marson   Sir John Hawley 6/4
MERRY PEARL Pearl   Sir John Hawley 50/1
TERPSICHORE W Day   Mr Hayter 50/1
CATALPA Dockeray   Mr Payne 50/1
PRESTIGE Alfred Day   Mr Howard 50/1
LAURA MIDDLETON Longstaff   Mr Humphries 50/1
FORTUNA Sly   Mr Ford 50/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY BIRDCATCHER H Robertson   Lord Waterford 40/1
IANTHE Thick   Mr Jones 8/1
ANSPACHE Sim Templeman   Mr Gratwicke 10/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY TORYBOY W Abdale   Mr Lillie 100/7
Note that no prices were published above 40/1 so all others have been allocated 50/1 for convenience Over Round 134%
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