Epsom Oaks

Epsom Oaks Betting Guide - Was the shock winner

Was won the Epsom Oaks in what was a shock victory for Aidan O'Brien. The 20/1 outsider beat a competitive field in a thrlling finish and in the process gave O'Brien his fourth success in the Oaks.

The Epsom Oaks Betting market is extremely close heading into Friday's race. The Fugue has emerged as the narrow favourite in the odds but is facing stiff competition from Maybe. Elsewhere William Haggas will be hoping for another success with Vow after winning the race last year with Dancing Rain. Follow the link for a full list of Epsom Oaks Runners.

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Epsom Oaks BettingThe Epsom Oaks completes what is one of the biggest racing weekends of the season. The Derby takes place on the Saturday and the Oaks follows on the Sunday. The Oaks gives the punters the opportunity to double up on their winnings from the Derby or get back some of their losses. Similar to the Derby the Oaks betting is a year long affair for the online bookmakers as there is such an interest from the betting public. Oaks tips are common place in the run up to the race day as everyone seems to think they have the answer to selecting the winner to this race.

The Oaks is run over the same course as the Derby and holds the same difficulties for the fillies as it does for the colts.

The first race at the Downs took place in 1661 and continued until the summer of 1779 when the Oaks and Derby became a reality due to Edward Smith Stanley, the 12th Earl of Derby, who organised a race for himself and his friends to race their three-year-old fillies over one and a half miles. He named it the Oaks after his estate. The race became so successful that the following year a new race was added for colts and fillies.

Epsom Oaks Odds

The Epsom Oaks Betting market is always very competitive and 2012 looks to be no different. The Fugue currently tops the ante-post odds table but is closely followed by the likes of Maybe, with a host of other horses also in the mix. Check out our Epsom Oaks Betting Tips for information on the race.

Last year the 20/1 outsider Dancing Rain stunned the Epsom Oaks field by holding off the challenge of Wonder of Wonders to win by three-quarters-of-a-length. The ante-post favourite could only finish in fourth behind Izzi Top in third.

Oaks Past Winners

We provide you with all the past Epsom Oaks Results, including the winners, their jockeys and their owners. We recommend that you take a look at this section as it could offer some clues e.g. which jockeys and owners have in the past performed well at the Epsom Oaks.


The famous Epsom Downs Racecourse racecourse in Surrey is a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 10 metres. It is a world class racing venue and each year it hosts the Epsom Oaks and Epsom Downs. Take a look at are guide to find out more about the racecourse.