EPSOM OAKS 1879
The 101st Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 30th May 1879 and was won by Wheel of Fortune (1/3 fav), by Adventurer out of Queen Bertha trained by Matt Dawson, who won by 3 lengths in 3 mins 2 secs. The winner won £4,425 (Equivalent to £482,300 in 2017) and there were 8 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
WHEEL OF FORTUNE Fred Archer Matt Dawson Lord Falmouth 1/3
COROMANDEL II J Osborne   Mr J B Cookson 1000/30
ADVENTURE George Fordham   Duke of Westminster 40/1
AMICE J Goater   Mr H Savile 50/1
JAPONICA Tom Cannon   Mr T Jennings 100/6
JESSIE AGNES G Chaloner   Mr J Snarry 40/1
LEAP YEAR Morgan   Lord Falmouth 25/1
PHILIPPINE Custance   Mr A C Barclay 7/1
      Over Round 127%
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