EPSOM OAKS 1859
The 81st Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 3rd June 1859 and was won by Summerside (4/1), by West Australian out of Ellerdale trained by T Taylor, who won by 1/2 length in 2 mins 55 secs. The winner won £4,295 (Equivalent to £489,600 in 2017) and there were 15 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SUMMERSIDE George Fordham T Taylor 1st Baron Londesborough 4/1
SCENT J Mann   Mr J Clark 50/1
WILD ROSE Luke Snowden   Mr J Lowe 100/6
MAYONAISE Wells   Mr W S Crawfurd 4/6
ROSABEL Cresswell   Mr F Higgins 100/7
ELLER Templemann   Lord Londesborough 50/1
ARIADNE A Day   Mr F Robinson 7/1
LITTLE AGNES J Osborne   Mr J Osborne 50/1
ALLEGRA Roe   Lord Ribblesdale 50/1
SCHISM W Day   Mr W Day 50/1
WOMAN IN BLACK S Rogers   Mr Copeland 50/1
SOUVENIR J Charlton   Mr Watts 100/7
PRELUDE Ashmall   Sir C Monck 50/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY ORLANDO Aldcroft   Lord Glasgow 50/1
MEG MERRILIES T French   Mr Merry 50/1
Note that no prices were recorded for horses above 20/1, so they have been allocated 50/1 Over Round 130%
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