EPSOM OAKS 1854
The 76th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 2nd June 1854 and was won by Mincemeat (10/1), by Sweetmeat out of Hybla trained by William Goodwin, who won by 1 1/2 lengths in 3 mins 0.0 secs. The winner won £3,995 (Equivalent to £467,400 in 2017) and there were 15 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
MINCEMEAT Jack Charlton William Goodwin Mr William Cookson 10/1
METEORA Marlow   Lord Derby 4/6
BRIBERY Flatman   Lord Bruce 4/1
LADYBIRD Aldcroft   Mr Gregory 30/1
SORTIE Sim Templeman   Lord Derby 20/1
DIANA Wells   Mr Howard 50/1
STRUTAWAY Dockeray   Mr Payne 50/1
MALMSEY Sly   Mr Batson 15/1
REVEILLE Whitehouse   Mr B H Jones 50/1
HONEYSUCKLE Holmes   Mr A Nicholson 50/1
APROPOS Crouch   Mr Combe 50/1
HOPEFUL J Osborne   Mr Osborne 50/1
BALMORAL S Rogers   Mr Brown 50/1
MISHAP J Marson   Mr J M Stanley 25/1
AUSTREY Alfred Day   Lord Palmerston 50/1
      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