EPSOM OAKS 1880
The 102nd Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 28th May 1880 and was won by Jenny Howlet (33/1), by The Palmer out of Jenny Diver trained by William L'Anson jnr, who won by 4 lengths in 2 mins 49 secs. The winner won £4,500 (Equivalent to £513,000 in 2017) and there were 13 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
JENNY HOWLET J Snowden William L'Anson jnr Mr Charles Perkins 33/1
BONNIE MAIDEN J Goater   Mr J B Cookson 20/1
WAR HORN C Wood   Mr Fetherstonehaugh 100/1
NOVICE J Osborne   Mr T Stephenson 100/7
THE SONG Tom Cannon   Duke of Hamilton 7/1
MERENY T Osborne   Count Zichy 100/8
VERSIGNY Fred Archer   Mr Lefevre 6/5
FIRE QUEEN Huxtable   Mr Naylor 100/1
EVASION George Fordham   Duke of Westminster 100/30
GREY HEN W MacDonald   Lord Bradford 33/1
MIRTH Luke   Mr H N Sanford 16/1
EASTERN EMPRESS Morris   Mr Beauchamp 25/1
QUEENFISHER Constable   Lord Rosebery 50/1
      Over Round 120%
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