EPSOM OAKS 1875
The 97th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 28th May 1875 and was won by Spinaway (5/4 fav), by Macaroni out of Queen Bertha trained by Matt Dawson, who won by 2 lengths in 2 mins 49.50 secs. The winner won £2,925 (Equivalent to £304,000 in 2017) and there were 7 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SPINAWAY Fred Archer Matt Dawson 6th Viscount Falmouth 5/4
LADYLOVE Constable   Lord Falmouth 7/4
EMPRESS Chaloner   Sir J N Astley 33/1
LA SAUTEUSE George Fordham   Count Frederic de Lagrange 8/1
FAIRMINSTER Custance   Mr W S Cartwright 33/1
MERRY MAID J Osborne   Mr Macdonald 25/1
HAZELDEAN Morris   Mr H Chaplin 10/1
      Over Round 110%
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