The 64th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 27th May 1842 and was won by Our Nell (8/1), by Bran out of Fury, was owned by George Dawson, trained by his half-brother Tom Dawson at Brecongill, Middleham and ridden by Tommy Lye, who won by a length. The winner won £3,025 (Equivalent to £289,800 in 2017) and there were 16 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
OUR NELL Tommy Lye Tom Dawson Mr George Dawson 8/1
MEAL Frank Butler   Mr Shackel 20/1
FIREBRAND S Rogers   Lord George Bentinck 9/1
DIL-BAR Scott   Lord Chesterfield 2/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY TOUCHSTONE Darling   Lord Exeter 15/1
LUCY BANKS H Bell   Mr Forth 9/1
UTOPIA J Day   Duke of Grafton 100/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY TOUCHSTONE Robinson   Lord Jersey 3/1
PHARMACOPEIA Cotton   Mr Thompson 20/1
MA MIE Nat Flatman   Mr Newton 18/1
SISTER TO ALEXANDRINA Wakefield   Mr Osbaldeston 50/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY ELIS E Edwards   Duke of Richmond 100/1
CORAL Calloway   Mr Rawlinson 100/1
IOLE Chapple   Mr Shelley 40/1
TOPSAIL Whitehouse   Lord George Bentinck 20/1
ELIZA Sim Templeman   Mr Ridsdale 30/1
      Over Round 127%
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