The 119th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 4th June 1897 and was won by Limasol (100/8), by Poulet out of Queen of Cyprus trained by Tom Jennings jnr, who won by 3 lentghs in 2 mins 45.00 secs. The winner won £4,195 (Equivalent to £511,800 in 2017) and there were 8 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
LIMASOL Walter Bradford Tom Jennings jnr 2nd Baron Hindlip 100/8
CHELANDRY J Watts   Lord Rosebery 2/5
FORTALICE F Findlay   Lord Ellesmere 40/1
GALATIA R W Colling   Mr Reid Walker 100/6
MERLE Rumbold   Sir R Waldie Griffiths 20/1
FLYING COLOURS Morny Cannon   Mr J B Leigh 100/7
CORTEGAR Sam Loates   Mr C D Rose 100/7
GOLETTA C Wood   Mr Leopold de Rothschild 10/1
      Over Round 114%
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