EPSOM OAKS 1869
The 91st Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 28th May 1869 and was won by Brigantine (7/2), by Buccaneer out of Lady Macdonald trained by William Day, who won by 2 lengths in 2 mins 59 secs. The winner won £4,550 (Equivalent to £437,200 in 2017) and there were 15 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BRIGANTINE Tom Cannon William Day Sir Frederick Johnstone 7/2
MORNA J Adams   Sir J Hawley 6/4
MARTINIQUE J Snowden   Sir R W Bulkeley 8/1
SCOTTISH QUEEN George Fordham   Duke of Beaufort 7/1
TOISON D'OR Morris   Mr Bowes 50/1
MISS FOOTE Custance   Lord Angelsey 25/1
CURIEUSE Butler   Count F de Lagrange 33/1
DRYAD T French   Mr F Elliott 100/7
CROCUS Daley   Mr Merry 40/1
POLISSONNE Tomlinson   Mr R Herbert 100/1
MINARET J Osborne   Mr Launde 100/1
CLEMENCY Parry   Mr G Higgins 100/1
AUBADE J Goater   Mr Crawley 100/1
HYMEN T Chaloner   Mr J Johnstone 100/1
TEESWATER Maidment   Mr Naylor 100/1
      Over Round 109%
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