EPSOM OAKS 1979
The 201st winner of the Oaks was the 20/1 outsider Scintillate, a bay filly by Sparkler, owned by James Morrison, winning a first prize of £47,310 (Equivalent to £249,800 in 2017). A field of 14 contested the race and the winners time was 2 minutes 43.74 secs.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
1. SCINTILLATE Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree James I Morrison 20/1
2. BONNIE ISLE Willie Carson John Dunlop A J Struthers 12/1
3. BRITANNIA´S RULE Philip Waldron Henry Candy L B Holliday 12/1
REPROCOLOR Paul Cook Michale Stoute Helena Springfield Ltd 28/1
LA DOLCE Eddie Hide Clive Brittain Captain Marcos Lemos 66/1
L´ILE DU REVE Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Daniel Wildenstein 5/2
SENORITA POQUITO Ernie Johnson Barry Hills R A N Bonnycastle and A W Boon 200/1
RHEINSPARKLE Steve Cauthen Barry Hills A D Shead 20/1
GODETIA Lester Piggott M V O'Brien (IRE) Robert Sangster 100/30
JUST A GAME Willie Shoemaker C Magnier (IRE) Mrs C Magnier 20/1
SISTER JINKS Brian Rouse W Fennin (IRE) W Fennin 200/1
TOP STREAM Brian Taylor P Asquith P Asquith 500/1
RIMOSA´S PET Greville Starkey Micahel Stoute Sir Charles Clore 4/1
MABEAUTE P Paquet D Boutier (France) Marquise De Moratalla 20/1
      Over Round 115%
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