EPSOM OAKS 1864
The 86th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 27th May 1864 and was won by Fille De L'Air (6/4 fav), by Faugh-A-Ballagh out of Pauline trained by Tom Jennings, who won by 1/2 length in 2 mins 47 secs. The winner won £5,025 (Equivalent to £582,900 in 2017) and there were 19 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
FILLE DE L'AIR Arthur Edwards Tom Jennings Count Frederic de Lagrange 6/4
BREEZE John Daley   Baron Rothschild 12/1
TOMATO J Osborne   Baron Rothschild 7/1
MOLLY CAREW H Grimshaw   Mr F Rowland 22/1
UNNAMED SISTER TO THE DRAKE Aldcroft   Lord Glasgow 40/1
UNNAMED SISTER TO YOUNG MELBOURNE Doyle   Lord Glasgow 40/1
SARAGOSSA J Snowden   Lord Zetland 6/1
LADY DE TRAFFORD T French   Mr Ambery 50/1
TENERIFFE Judd   Mr J Day 5/1
MADAME WALTON John Nightingale   Mr Golby 100/1
ANTOINETTE Custance   Mr H Joice 100/3
LA GAZZA LADRA Challoner   Mr Naylor 100/3
MASQUERADE Hayward   Mr Merry 40/1
FINESSE Ashmall   Lord Annesley 15/1
CUTAWAY George Fordham   Mr Barber 100/1
SARDINIA J Goater   Mr W Day 100/1
TOOI-TOOI W Boyce   Mr J Scott 100/1
MERRY WIFE Wells   Sir J Hawley 25/1
SYREN F Adams   Captain Gray 40/1
      Over Round 125%
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