The 80th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 21st May 1858 and was won by Governess (4/1), by Chatham out of Laurel Mare trained by T Eskrett, who won by 3/4 length (after an initial dead-heat and then a run off) in 2 mins 53.5 secs. The winner won £3,845 (Equivalent to £399,900 in 2017) and there were 13 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
GOVERNESS Tom Ashmall T Eskrett Mr G W K Gratwicke 4/1
GILDERMIRE Aldcroft Admiral Harcourt 9/4
TUNSTALL MAID Charlton Mr Jackson 9/1
PROUD PRESTON J Osborne Mr J Noble 50/1
PERFECTION George Fordham Mr Howard 25/1
TARGET Flatman Lord Derby 100/6
SUNBEAM Chillman Mr J Merry 7/2
ROSE DE FLORENCE Timpleman Lord Londesborough 50/1
CHANOINESSE Bray Lord Clifden 15/1
PRINCESS ROYAL Wells Mr Saxon 15/1
BOTANY Bates Mr L Newman 50/1
MY NIECE A Day Lord Portsmouth 100/3
LA FILLE DE REGIMENT Chaloner Lord Chesterfield 50/1
      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