EPSOM OAKS 1908
The 130th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 5th June 1908 and was won by Signorinetta (3/1), by Chaleureux out of Signorina trained by Cavaliere Odoardo Ginistrelli, who won by 2 lengths in 2 mins 42.40 secs. The winner won £4,950 (Equivalent to £544,500 in 2017) and there were 13 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SIGNORINETTA Billy Bullock Cavaliere Oddoardo Ginistrelli Cavaliere Odoardo Ginistrelli 3/1
COURTESY William Griss   Lord Falmouth 100/7
SANTEVE W Higgs   Mr G Edwardes 1007
BRACELET Mr Thursby   Mr W P Purefoy 100/7
DUEGNA Danny Maher   Lord Sefton 100/6
FRENCH PARTRIDGE C Leader   Major Loder 50/1
PERSUASION H Randall   Mr Solly Joel 50/1
REINE CLAUDE W Saxby   Lord Hamilton of Dalzell 50/1
RHODORA J Lyne   Mr R Croker 6/4
SIBERIA Bernard Dillon   Mr Ludwig Neumann 20/1
ELM TWIG Herbert Jones   Mr Hall Walker 20/1
RUBRA Otto Madden   Mr L de Rothschild 50/1
JAUITZA Charlie Trigg   Mr Singer 50/1
      Over Round 112%
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