EPSOM OAKS 1885
The 107th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 5th June 1885 and was won by Lonely (85/40), by Hermit out of Anonyma trained by William Gilbert jnr, who won by 1 1/2 lengths in 2 mins 43.40 secs. The winner won £3,350 (Equivalent to £385,300 in 2017) and there were 10 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
LONELY Fred Archer William Gilbert jnr Lord Cadogan 85/40
ST HELENA J Watts   Lord Zetland 9/2
CIPOLLINA Tom Cannon   Lord Rosebery 200/15
DAME AGNES F Webb   Mr W A Long 200/15
DIAPREE Carlyle   Mr P Donan 100/7
GOLDEN LIGHT J Osborne   Mr Houldsworth 40/1
GRECIAN BRIDE J Snowden   Mr Manton 100/6
JANE J Goater   Mr T Jennings 200/15
SATCHEL J Day   Duke of Portland 50/1
HURRY C Wood   Duke of Portland 4/1
      Over Round 108%
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