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Epsom Oaks: Date, how to watch, past winners, latest odds & more

The Epsom Oaks, also known as just The Oaks, is a British Classic open to three-year-old fillies. It is the second leg of the fillies' Triple Crown, and it takes place over one-mile-and-four-furlongs.

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When is the Epsom Oaks?

The Epsom Oaks takes place on the Friday 31st May in 2024. It was first run in 1779, making it the second old British Classic behind the St Leger at Doncaster.

Where is the Epsom Oaks?

The Epsom Oaks takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey. It has been held at the left-handed course since its first ever running in 1779.

Where can I watch the Epsom Oaks?

Punters can catch the action from Epsom via our Sports Live Streaming service, while the Epsom Oaks will also be shown live on ITV for terrestrial viewers.

Who is the most successful Epsom Oaks trainer?

Robert Robson has been successful 13 times in the Oaks. Scotia (1802), Pelisse (1804), Meteora (1805), Briseis (1807), Morel (1808), Maid of Orleans (1809), Music (1813), Minuet (1815), Landscape (1816), Corinne (1818), Pastille (1822), Zinc (1823) and Wings (1825) have all come out on top for the trainer.

In the modern era, Aidan O'Brien has been victorious on 10 occasions, including in 2022 with Tuesday. The Irish trainer has won the race seven times since 2012.

Who is the most successful Epsom Oaks jockey?

Frank Buckle has ridden the winner of the Epsom Oaks nine times. He has partnered Nike (1797), Bellissima (1798), Bellina (1799), Scotia (1802), Theophania (1803), Meteora (1805), Neva (1817), Corinne (1818), Zinc (1823) to victory.

Which horse ran the fastest ever Epsom Oaks?

The fastest time in the Epsom Oaks was broken by Love in 2020. Aidan O'Brien's filly prevailed with a time of 2:34:06 in the hands of jockey Ryan Moore.

The widest margin came in 2021 when Snowfall scored by 16 lengths. She was also trained by Aidan O'Brien, though this time it was Frankie Dettori on board. 

Who has won the Epsom Oaks most recently?







Seamie Heffernan

Aidan O'Brien



Richard Hughes

Ralph Beckett



Paul Hanagan

John Gosden



Colm O'Donoghue

Aidan O'Brien



Ryan Moore

Aidan O'Brien



Frankie Dettori

John Gosden


Forever Together

Donnacha O'Brien

Aidan O'Brien



Frankie Dettori

John Gosden



Ryan Moore

Aidan O'Brien



Frankie Dettori

Aidan O'Brien



Ryan Moore

Aidan O'Brien


Soul Sister

Frankie Dettori

John & Thady Gosden

Who are the fancied horses in the 2024 Epsom Oaks?

There is still plenty of time for runners to prove their worth before the 2024 race. The full picture for the next Epsom Oaks will not be clear until the trial races take place, with those running in the Cheshire Oaks, Musidora Stakes, and 1000 Guineas often sent to Epsom Downs to run in the Oaks. 

Aidan O'Brien will once again be plotting with his staff to have several runners, including Content, who was last seen finishing third at Leopardstown in June. 

The Irish trainer could also enter Ylang Ylang and Port Fairy, while Joseph O'Brien's Grand Job could also be supplemented for the contest after making an impressive debut at the Curragh.

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