EPSOM OAKS 1909
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