EPSOM OAKS 1896
The 118th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 5th June 1896 and was won by Canterbury Pilgrim (100/8), by Tristam out of Pilgrimage trained by George Lambton, who won by 2 lengths in 2 mins 45.60 secs. The winner won £4,150 (Equivalent to £502,200 in 2017) and there were 11 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
CANTERBURY PILGRIM Fred Rickaby George Lambton 10th Lord Derby 100/8
THAIS J Watts   HRH Prince of Wales 13/8
PROPOSITION W Bradford   Captain Laing 100/7
UNNAMED SISTER TO ELLA TWEED T J Calder   Mr Hamar Bass 4/1
MISS FRASER F Pratt   Lord Ellesmere 100/8
MELI MILO F Allsopp   Mr J Saloschin 20/1
NENEMOOSHA Tommy Loates   Lord Londonderry 100/7
AMPHORA G Chaloner   Mr H McCalmont 20/1
AVILION J Fagan   Lord Rosebery 100/9
HELM Morny Cannon   Duke of Westminster 100/12
ARDVOURLIE Otto Madden   Sir Samuel Scott 50/1
      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