EPSOM OAKS 1790
The 12th winner of the Oaks, which took place on Friday 21st May 1790, was Hippolyta (6/1), a filly by Mercury out of Hip, owned by the 5th Duke of Bedford. There were 12 runners and the winner won £735 (Equivalent to £103,600 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
HIPPOLYTA Sam Chifney Matthew Stephenson Duke of Bedford 6/1
MISTLETOE     Lord Grosvenor 3/1
UNNAMED BAY FILLY BY GIANT     Duke of Bedford
CRAZY     Mr Vernon 5/2 fav
LOUISA     HRH Prince of Wales 10/1
UNNAMED SISTER TO DASH     Duke of Queensberry
MRS CANDOUR     Lord Derby
BAB     Lord Derby
UNNAMED SISTER TO ASTONISHMENT     Sir F Standish
MAYFLY     Mr Vernon
UNNAMED BAY FILLY BY HIGHFLYER     Captain Bertie
EMMELINE     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