EPSOM OAKS 1783
The 5th winner of the Oaks, which took place on Friday 31st May 1783, was Maid of the Oakes (4/1 fav), a bay filly by Herod out of Rarity, owned by the 1st Earl of Grosvenor. There were 10 runners and the winner won £834 (Equivalent to £129,000 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
MAID OF THE OAKS Sam Chifney John Pratt Lord Grosvenor 4/1
HEBAE     Mr Parker
PRIMROSE     Mr O'Kelly
JULIET     HRH Duke of Cumberland 7/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY SWEETBRIAR     Lord Derby
PALLAS     Duke of Grafton
UNNAMED FILLY BY JUSTICE     Sir John Lade
UNNAMED SISTER TO STING     Mr Douglas 7/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY HEROD     Mr Walker 9/2
UNNAMED FILLY BY SWEETBRIAR     Lord Grosvenor
      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