The 53rd Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 20th May 1831 and was won by Oxygen (12/1), by Emilius out of Whizgig trained by Robert Stephenson, who won by a neck. The winner won £2,425 (Equivalent to £254,600 in 2017) and there were 21 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
OXYGEN John Barham Day Robert Stephenson Duke of Grafton 12/1
MARMORA Conelly Lord Exeter 30/1
GUITAR Wheatley Lord Lowther 12/1
CIRCASSIAN Sam Darling Mr Houldsworth 6/4
DELIGHT Chapple Mr Sadler 8/1
EURYONE Scott Mr Scott 50/1
ALEA H Edwards Lord Jersey 13/1
LIONESS Robinson Mr Stonehewer 13/1
BLASSI C Day Duke of Grafton 50/1
SHRINE F Buckle Sir G Heathcote 50/1
FARCE Wright   Mr Lumley 50/1
SURPRISE FILLY Sam Chifney   Mr Chifney 50/1
WATER WITCH T Lye   Lord Warwick 50/1
STREAMLET G Edwards   Mr Wagstaff 20/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY SULTAN Pavis   Lord Exeter 50/1
TITANIA S Day   Lord Chesterfield 50/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY LITTLE JOHN Wakefield   Mr Gates 50/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY WOFUL Nelson   HM King William IV 50/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY WHALEBONE Arnull   Mr Egremont 50/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY SHAVER Calloway   Mr West 50/1
SYMA W Boyce   Duke of Richmond 50/1
Note only those quoted at 20/1 or better were recorded, all others have been allocated 50/1 Over Round 117%
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