The 94th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 31st May 1872 and was won by Reine (5/2 fav), by Monarque out of Fille De L'Air trained by Tom Jennings, who won by 1/2 length in 2 mins 52 secs. The winner won £4,175 (Equivalent to £451,000 in 2017) and there were 17 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
REINE George Fordham Tom Jennings Joachim Lefevre 5/2
LOUISE VICTORIA Custance   Mr Cartwright 3/1
GUADALOUPE J Snowden   Sir R Bulkeley 30/1
CHANCE Maidment   Baron Rothschild 11/1
ARETHUSA Butler   Lord Durham 50/1
MADGE WILDFIRE Morris   Mr Bowes 40/1
SMOKE E Martin   Mr W Vaughan 100/1
BEEHIVE Parry   Colonel Forester 25/1
VIOLETTA Tom Cannon   Lord Anglesey 20/1
MILLINER J Osborne   Mr Lanudes 33/1
GEORGIE Jeffery   Mr Chaplin 9/1
CATHERINE T Chaloner   Mr J Watson 6/1
LANDLADY F Webb   Mr Cartwright 25/1
CALVIA T French   Mr T V Morgan 100/1
LOUISE Wyatt   Mr Bruton 100/1
MERRY & WISE J Goater   Mr G Lambert 30/1
PHYA Huxtable   Mr Cross 100/1
      Over Round 115%
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