EPSOM OAKS 1888
The 110th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 1st June 1888 and was won by Seabreeze (7/4), by Isonomy out of St Marguerite trained by James Jewitt, who won by 2 lengths in 2 mins 42.80 secs. The winner won £2,950 (Equivalent to £357,000 in 2017) and there were 6 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
SEABREEZE W Robinson James Jewitt 5th Baron Calthorpe 7/4
RADA F Webb   Lord Falmouth 100/8
BELLE MAHONE J Fagan   Mr C Perkins 100/8
BRIAR-ROOT Tom Cannon   Mr Douglas Baird 5/4
POLYDOR Fred Rickaby   Lord Cholmondley 10/1
HER MAJESTY Fred Barrett   Baron de Rothschild 25/1
      Over Round 109%
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