EPSOM OAKS 1871
The 93rd Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 26th May 1871 and was won by Hannah (6/5 fav), by King Tom out of Mentmore Lass trained by Joseph Heyhoe, who won by 3 lengths in 2 mins 51 secs. The winner won £4,100 (Equivalent to £451,000 in 2017) and there were 9 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
HANNAH Charlie Maidment Joseph Heyhoe Baron Meyer de Rothschild 6/5
NOBLESSE Tom Cannon   Mr R C Naylor 100/6
HOPBINE T French   Mr Lee 100/3
THE PEARL Custance   Mr Chaplin 10/1
STEPPE Jeffery   Mr Chaplin 20/1
HEADINGLEY Wyatt   Mr G Crook 10/1
BELLE OF HOLYWELL George Fordham   Mr G Jones 3/1
LADY ATHELSTONE C Page   Mr G Jones 50/1
CORISANDE Morris   Baron de Rothschild 10/1
      Over Round 113%
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