EPSOM OAKS 1782
The 4th winner of the Oaks, which took place on Friday 10th May 1782, was Ceres (4/7 fav), a bay filly by Sweet William out of Squirrel Mare, owned by the 1st Earl of Grosvenor. There were 12 runners and the winner won £959 (Equivalent to £152,500 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
CERES Sam Chifney John Pratt Lord Grosvenor 4/7
COUNTESS     Sir H Fetherston 10/1
CATCHFLY     Mr Wastell 6/1
MARGARETTA     HRH Duke of Cumberland
UNNAMED FILLY BY MARK     Mr Stapleton 10/1
UNNAMED CHESTNUT FILLY BY SWEETBRIAR     Lord Grosvenor
ARTICHOAK     Mr Panton
ALLEGRANTI     Mr Parker
TWILIGHT     Duke of Grafton
UNNAMED CHESTNUT FILLY BY SWEETBRIAR     Mr Sulsh
UNNAMED CHESTNUT FILLY BY ECLIPSE     Mr Naper
UNNAMED BAY FILLY BY ECLIPSE     Mr Walker
      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