The 66th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 24th May 1844 and was won by The Princess (5/1), by Slane out of Sister to Cobweb trained by John Scott, who won by 2 lengths. The winner won £3,300 (Equivalent to £386,100 in 2017) and there were 25 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
THE PRINCESS Frank Butler John Scott George Anson 5/1
MEROPE W Boyce Lord Exeter 14/1
BARRICADE Marson Mr Gregory 7/1
ROBINA Whitehouse Lord Albemarle 50/1
ALL-AROUND-MY-HAT S Rogers Lord George Bentinck 10/1
JULIA H Bell Mr Lightwald 8/1
THE BUZZ J Holmes Colonel Anson 20/1
COAL BLACK ROSE Darling Sir R W Bulkeley 50/1
THE BEE Nat Flatman Lord Chesterfield 12/1
JOAN OF ARC Simpson   Lord Chesterfield 25/1
FAIR CHARLOTTE J Howlett   Mr Denham 20/1
ARETHUSA Lye   Mr Dixon 50/1
PERGULARIA Mann   Lord Exeter 50/1
STOMACHER Cotton   Mr Gratwicke 30/1
SUSAN Francis   Mr W S Standish 50/1
SISTER TO MARTINGALE Robinson   Mr Osbaldeston 7/2
ZENOBIA Chapple   Colonel Peel 50/1
CHARMING KATE Calloway   Mr Rawlinson 25/1
APRIL NODDY Charlie Marlow   Mr J Robinson 25/1
EMERALD J Day jnr   Baron Rothschild 20/1
THE BOARDING SCHOOL MISS G Edwards   Lord Stradbroke 40/1
EXAMPLE Sam Chifney   Mr Thornhill 50/1
FANNY EDEN Sim Templeman   Lord Westminster 50/1
MISS YORK E Edwards   Major Yarburgh 50/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY ALBEMARLE Bartholomew   Mr Rogers 16/1
      Over Round 140%
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