Oaks Stakes - Race Overview and Betting Odds

Date: 2025.06.06

The Oaks Stakes is one of the most prestigious horse races in the United Kingdom.

The Oaks Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race that is open to all 3-year old fillies.

The race is contested at Epsom Downs in Epsom, England, and has been run since the late 1700s. The race is also known as the Investec Oaks, Epsom Oaks or just "The Oaks".

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This is the third of the Classic Races to take place during the horse racing season and the middle leg of the Fillies' Triple Crown.

The Oaks is part of the Epsom Derby Festival, which includes the Derby, another of the British Classics.

The track is a left-handed turf track that clocks in at a little over 2.4 kilometres.

All of the horses in the race will carry nine stone.

2024 Winner:

Trainer: Dermot Weld (IRE)
Jockey: Chris Hayes
Owner: Aga Khan IV

This was a second success in the Oats Stakes for Dermot Weld, 43 years after his first win.


The purse for this race is substantial, as £550,000 was paid out for the 2024 race, with £311,905 going to the eventual winner.

This is a very large race with dozens of horses, which makes it particularly hard to handicap.


The Epsom Derby Festival is a major event in the British social and sporting calendar, attracting large crowds and significant media coverage.