EPSOM OAKS 1781
The 3rd winner of the Oaks, which took place on Friday 25th May 1781, was Faith (4/1), a bay filly by Herod out of Curiosity, owned by the 1st Earl of Grosvenor. There were 6 runners and the winner won £787 (Equivalent to £130,000 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
FAITH Richard Goodisson John Pratt Lord Grosvenor 4/1
DIDO     HRH Duke of Cumberland
CAMILLIA     Lord Egremont
SPERANZA     Mr Parker 6/4
HORATIA     Duke of Bolton
UNNAMED BAY FILLY, SISTER TO ADRASTUS     Sir John Shelley
      Over Round (Unknown)
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