EPSOM OAKS 1878
The 100th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 7th June 1878 and was won by Jannette (65/40), by Lord Clifden out of Chevisaunce trained by Matt Dawson, who won by a length in 2 mins 54 secs. The winner won £5,000 (Equivalent to £535,000 in 2017) and there were 8 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
JANNETTE Fred Archer Matt Dawson 6th Viscount Falmouth 65/40
PILGRIMAGE Morny Cannon   Lord Lonsdale Evens
CLEMENTINE J Goater   Count F de Lagrange 100/8
UNNAMED BAY FILLY BY LORD CLIFDEN C Archer   Mr Matt Dawson 66/1
PRECIOSA George Fordham   Mr Pulteney 66/1
EAU DE VIE Constable   Mr W S Cartwright 100/8
FAIR LYONESE Custance   Mr W S Cartwright 40/1
UNNAMED CHESTNUT FILLY BY KNOWSLEY J Osborne   Mr H Chaplin 100/7
      Over Round 114%
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