EPSOM OAKS 1895
The 117th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 31st May 1895 and was won by La Sagesse (5/1), by Wisdom out of St Mary trained by Martin Gurry, who won by 1 1/2 lengths in 2 mins 43.80 secs. The winner won £4,150 (Equivalent to £498,000 in 2017) and there were 15 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
LA SAGESSE Sam Loates Martin Gurry Sir James Miller 5/1
GALEOTTIA F Pratt   Mr Fairie 100/15
PENKRIDGE W Bradford   Lord Bradford 33/1
GARTER QUEEN Morny Cannon   Mr W Low 3/1
MELANCHOLIA G Chaloner   Mr Tom Cannon 20/1
FLOAT J Watts   Mr Daniel Cooper 10/1
SAINTLY Fred Finlay   Mr Daniel Cooper 100/8
CHOICE W Pratt   Mr Fairie 25/1
SAINTFIELD T J Calder   Lord Londonderry 33/1
GAS Otto Madden   Lord Rosebery 9/1
AURIGA Tommy Loates   Mr Leopold de Rothschild 25/1
ELLA TWEED A White   Mr W Taylor Sharpe 100/7
FLORE F Allsopp   Mr W M G Singer 20/1
SILVER HILL J Fagan   Mr Reid Walker 50/1
NIGHEAN Fred Rickaby   Lord Zetland 20/1
      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