EPSOM OAKS 1852
The 74th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 28th May 1852 and was won by Songstress (2/1 fav), by Birdcatcher out of Cyprian trained by John Scott, who won by 1 length in 3 mins 0.0 secs. The winner won £3,145 (Equivalent to £402,600 in 2017) and there were 14 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SONGSTRESS Frank Butler John Scott Mr John Scott 2/1
BIRD ON THE WING S Rogers   Mr Parker 15/1
GOSSAMER J Marson   Lord Zetland 8/1
KATE Alfred Day   Mr Sargent 50/1
LADY IN WAITING Pearl   Mr E R Clark 50/1
LADY AMYOTT Charlie Marlow   Mr Copeland 20/1
GLENLUCE Bartholomew   Mr Payne 50/1
TROUSSEAU Sim Templeman   Mr Pedley 4/1
RED HIND Flatman   Duke of Richmond 6/1
PLUMSTEAD Dockeray   Mr E R Clark 50/1
SALLY T Lye   Mr Merry 12/1
PLOT Jack Charlton   Lord Westminster 50/1
RACHETE J Osborne   Mr Worthington 50/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY HETMAN PLATOFF W Abdale   Lord Chesterfield 50/1
      Over Round 112%
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