EPSOM OAKS 1877
The 99th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 1st June 1877 and was won by Placida (2/1 fav), by Lord Lyon out of Pietas trained by Joseph Marsh, who won by a 1/4 length in 2 mins 54.50 secs. The winner won £4,150 (Equivalent to £440,000 in 2017) and there were 9 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
PLACIDA Harry Jeffery Joseph Marsh John Fiennes 2/1
BELPHOEBE Tom Cannon   Lord Hartington 5/1
MUSCATEL J Osborne   Mr Northern 7/1
LADY GOLIGHTLY Fred Archer   Lord Falmouth 4/1
LA JOUCHERE Hudson   Mr A Lupin 100/15
ASTREE Carratt   Mr A Lupin 50/1
MIROBOLANTE C Wood   Mr Trentham 50/1
PLAISANTE J Goater   Mr Tom Jennings 33/1
QUICKSTEP Custance   Lord Wilton 100/7
      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