The 80th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 21st May 1858 and was won by Governess (4/1), by Chatham out of Laurel Mare trained by T Eskrett, who won by 3/4 length (after an initial dead-heat and then a run off) in 2 mins 53.5 secs. The winner won £3,845 (Equivalent to £399,900 in 2017) and there were 13 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
GOVERNESS Tom Ashmall T Eskrett Mr G W K Gratwicke 4/1
GILDERMIRE Aldcroft   Admiral Harcourt 9/4
TUNSTALL MAID Charlton   Mr Jackson 9/1
PROUD PRESTON J Osborne   Mr J Noble 50/1
PERFECTION George Fordham   Mr Howard 25/1
TARGET Flatman   Lord Derby 100/6
SUNBEAM Chillman   Mr J Merry 7/2
ROSE DE FLORENCE Timpleman   Lord Londesborough 50/1
CHANOINESSE Bray   Lord Clifden 15/1
PRINCESS ROYAL Wells   Mr Saxon 15/1
BOTANY Bates   Mr L Newman 50/1
MY NIECE A Day   Lord Portsmouth 100/3
LA FILLE DE REGIMENT Chaloner   Lord Chesterfield 50/1
      Over Round 115%
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