EPSOM OAKS 1855
The 77th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 25th May 1855 and was won by Marchioness (12/1), by Melbourne out of Cinizelli trained by John Scott, who won by 1/2 length in 2 mins 58.0 secs. The winner won £4,045 (Equivalent to £412,600 in 2017) and there were 11 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
MARCHIONESS Sim Templeman John Scott Mr William Rudston Read 12/1
BLOOMING HEATHER Charlton   Mr William L'Anson 3/1
CAPUCINI Bartholomew   Mr T V Turner 5/1
CLOTILDE Wells   Lord John Scott 7/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY PYRRHUS THE FIRST Flatman   Lord Glasgow 50/1
NETTLE Marlow   Mr Palmer 2/1
DAME JUDITH Aldcroft   Admiral O V Harcourt 50/1
AMY J Marson   Mr Clarkson 7/1
CHALICE Alfred Day   Lord Clifden 12/1
THE CAVE ADULLAM Collins   Mr W Smith 20/1
THE SOLE STAR Bashman   Mr Morris 50/1
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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