The 111th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 7th June 1889 and was won by L'Abbesse de Jouarre (20/1), by Trappist out of Festive trained by Robert Sherwood, who won by a neck in 2 mins 45.00 secs. The winner won £2,600 (Equivalent to £312,000 in 2017) and there were 12 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
L'ABBESSE DE JOUARRE J Woodburn Robert Sherwood Lord Randolph Churchill 20/1
MINTHE F Webb   Mr Vyner 9/4
SECLUSION Sam Loates   Mr H Milner 10/1
SWEETBRIAR Tommy Loates   Sir R Jardine 9/2
WISHING GATE Fred Rickaby   Mr J V Laurance 4/1
WRINKLE Robinson   Mr De La Rue 10/1
VIRGIN QUEEN G Chaloner   Captain Machell 20/1
CHERRY BOUNCE Morny Cannon   Prince Soltykoff 33/1
HELIOSCENE Calder   Mr J H Houldsworth 20/1
CRINIERE F Barrett   Baron de Rothschild 100/8
POLKA G Barrett   Lord Cadogan 100/6
DARK BLUE Tom Cannon jnr   Duke of Beaufort 33/1
      Over Round 121%
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