EPSOM OAKS 1857
The 79th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 29th May 1857 and was won by Blink Bonny (4/5 fav), by Melbourne out of Queen Mary trained by William L'Anson, who won by 8 lengths in 2 mins 50.0 secs. The winner won £3,295 (Equivalent to £324,600 in 2017) and there were 13 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BLINK BONNY Jack Charlton William L'Anson Mr William L'Anson 4/5
SNEEZE Aldcroft   Mr Jackson 10/1
MOESTISSIMA Ashmall   Lord John Scott 12/1
IMPERIEUSE Flatman   Mr John Scott 3/1
UNNAMED SISTER TO JESUIT Sly   Lord Clifden 25/1
THE VIGIL A Day   Duke of Beaufort 25/1
ASPASIA S Rogers   Mr Fitzwilliam 50/1
ORLANDA Kendall   Mr T Walker 20/1
CANTRIP D Hughes   Mr F Fisher 50/1
HEGIRA H Robertson   Mr Setton 50/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY BIRDCATCHER Wells   Lord Glasgow 50/1
AUGURY J Osborne   Mr J Osborne 50/1
TRICOLOUR George Fordham   Lord Angelsey 50/1
Note that only horses at 25/1 or better were recorded; others have been allocated 50/1 Over Round 122%
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