EPSOM OAKS 1788
The 10th winner of the Oaks, which took place on Friday 10th May 1788, was Nightshade (1/2 fav), a filly by Pot-8-O's out of Cytherea, owned by the 3rd Earl of Egremont. There were 7 runners and the winner won £603 (Equivalent to £86,800 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
NIGHTSHADE Dennis Fitzpatrick Frank Neale 3rd Earl of Egremont 1/2
BUSY     Duke of Bedford
UNNAMED FILLY BY ALFRED     Mr Wastell
SPHINX     Duke of Grafton
UNNAMED BROWN FILLY BY JUSTICE     Lord Grosvenor
UNNAMED BAY FILLY BY HIGHFLYER     Sir Frank Standish 5/1
DIAN     Lord G H Cavendish
      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