EPSOM OAKS 1870
The 92nd Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 3rd June1870 and was won by Gamos (100/7), by Saunterer out of Bess Lyon trained by Henry Woolcott, who won by a length in 2 mins 52 secs. The winner won £4,350 (Equivalent to £478,500 in 2017) and there were 7 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
GAMOS George Fordham Henry Woolcott Mr William Graham 100/7
SUNSHINE J Snowden   Mr Merry 4/1
PATE T Chaloner   Mr England 9/2
GERTRUDE T French   Lord Falmouth 1000/30
CARFAX Maidment   Sir R Bulkeley 100/1
HESTER Grimshaw   Mr Joe Dawson Evens
HAWTHORNDALE J Osborne   Mr Eastwood 100/1
      Over Round 102%
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