THE OAKS CHART 1779-2017
Following Michael’s successful history of the Oaks Stakes,
he has now published a pedigree chart showing the Male Lineage of every winner
from Lord Derby’s Bridget in 1779 to Khalid Abdullah’s Enable in 2017.
Although the above chart has been greatly reduced, it measures 66 cm x 59.4 cm or 26″ x 23 1/2″ and is printed on 250 GSM ‘Natural’ ParchMarque Plus . From a limited edition of 90, copies are available directly from Michael at £60 including postage & a sturdy postal tube.
All winners and the date won, are shown in in Green capitals and in the ancestry, Champion Sires are shown with an asterisk * either side of their name.
The information boxes state that 97% of all racing thoroughbreds descend from ECLIPSE and that 20 of the last 28 Oaks winners are descended from NORTHERN DANCER – see below:
A further oblong box, shows the fastest times, longest and shortest winning distances, records of largest and smallest fields and prizemoney. There are also photographs of the Founding Fathers – DARLEY ARABIAN, BYERLEY TURK, GODOLPHIN ARABIAN and ECLIPSE.
I hope you will get great pleasure from the chart and enjoy owning a piece of Turf history.