EPSOM OAKS 1887
The 109th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 27th May 1887 and was won by Reve D'Or (8/11 fav), by Hampton out of Queen of the Roses trained by Alec Taylor snr, who won by 3 lengths in 2 mins 50.60 secs. The winner won £3,275 (Equivalent to £393,000 in 2017) and there were 9 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
REVE D'OR C Wood Alec Taylor snr 8th Duke of Beaufort 8/11
ST HELEN T Weldon   Mr T Valentine 40/1
FREEDOM G Barrett   Duke of Westminster 100/8
LADY MUNCASTER J Fagan   Mr J B Cookson 3/1
HAWTHORN F Barrett   Sir R Jardine 100/8
LUCIANA Robinson   Prince Soltykoff 1000/15
MAIZE Tom Cannon   Mr Douglas Baird 25/1
JERSEY LILY J Osborne   Mr Jas Snarry 50/1
FEALTY E Martin   Duke of Beaufort 200/1
      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