The 120th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 27th May 1898 and was won by Airs and Graces (100/8), by Ayrshire out of Lady Alwynne trained by Fred W Day, who won by 3 lengths in 2 mins 45.80 secs. The winner won £4,375 (Equivalent to £525,000 in 2017) and there were 13 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
AIRS AND GRACES W.Bradford Fred W Day Mr W T Jones 100/8
NUN NICER Sam Loates   Sir J Blundell Evens fav
CAULIFLOWER F Allsopp   Mr Fairie 33/1
SIMYLLA K Cannon   Mr Douglas Baird 33/1
ALT MARK Fred Rickaby   Lord Derby 100/8
ST IA F Pratt   Sir R Waldio 20/1
AYAH Tommy Loates   Mr L de Rothschild 100/7
YESTER YEAR Mornington Cannon   Mr Chaplin 10/1
SANTHIA J Watts   Sir J Miller 10/1
MAUCHLINE C Wood   Lord Rosebery 20/1
PETTY FRANCE Otto Madden   Mr Cresswell 100/7
VESTALIN N Robinson   Mr A Mare 100/1
BLUMENAUE A Bushell   Lord Rednor 200/1
      Over Round 116%
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