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