The 88th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 18th May 1866 and was won by Tormentor (5/1), by King Tom out of Torment trained by C Blanton, who won by 1/2 length in 2 mins 53 secs. The winner won £4,650 (Equivalent to £539,400 in 2017) and there were 17 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
TORMENTOR Jimmy Mann C Blanton Mr Benjamin Ellam Dunbar 5/1
MIRELLA H Covey Mr J Merry 40/1
ISCHIA Tom Cannon Duke of Beaufort 7/2
MOTHER-OF-PEARL Payne Mr Maund 20/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY KING TOM H Grimshaw Mr W S Crawfurd 4/1
PROSPERPINE J Goater Mr F Swindell 9/1
YOUNG MELBOURNE J Osborne Lord Glasgow 50/1
ACTAEA Wells Mr Thellusson 50/1
HEBE Ashmall Lord Exeter 50/1
FAIR ROSAMOND Cowley Duke of Beaufort 50/1
LADY VANE Carroll Mr J Johnstone 50/1
ELFETA Morris Mr J Johnstone 50/1
LA DAUPHINE A Edwards Mr W Morris 10/1
WILD BRIAR Chaloner Mr R C Naylor 20/1
AMMUNITION John Daley Captain D Lane 50/1
LADY SOPHIE Hibberd Lord Westmorland 25/1
MONITRESS Clement Mr Saxon 33/1
    Over Round 110%
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