The 131st Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 28th May 1909 and was won by Perola (5/1), by Persimmon out of Edmee trained by Saunders Davies, who won by 2 lengths in 2 mins 39.80 secs. The winner won £4,950 (Equivalent to £544,500 in 2017) and there were 14 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
PEROLA Frank Wootton Saunders Davies William Cooper 5/1
PRINCESSE DE GALLES Herbert Jones HM King Edward VII 11/2
VERNE Walter Griggs Mr J B Joel 25/1
MAID OF THE MIST Charlie Trigg Sir William Bass 100/6
BONNY DAY Danny Maher Sir Daniel Cooper 25/1
CLOETE'S SPRINGS A Templeman Mr W Broderick 25/1
BALNACOIL W Saxby Mr C Bower Ismay 25/1
MASKARA H Randall Lord Carnarvon 25/1
LADY VISTA William Griggs Mr Fairie 25/1
VIA B Lynham Mr J W Larnach 100/6
ELECTRA Bernard Dillon Mr Ludwig Neumann 5/4
SANTA BELLA Otto Madden Mr L de Rothschild 25/1
IMPERATRIX Piper Mr W Hall 25/1
THIRD TRICK Earl Mr W Astor 10/1
    Over Round 128%
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