EPSOM OAKS 1795
The 17th winner of the Oaks, which took place on Friday 22nd May 1795, was Platina (3/1), a filly by Mercury out of Herod Mare, owned by the 3rd Earl of Egremont. There were 11 runners and the winner won £1,233 (Equivalent to £151,700 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
PLATINA Dennis Fitzpatrick Frank Neale 3rd Earl of Egremont 3/1
ARIADNE     Lord Grosvenor 5/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY JUSTICE     Sir F Poole
ZENOBIA     Lord Derby 5/2
UNNAMED BAY FILLY BY HIGHFLYER     Mr Brydges
FAIR HELEN     Mr C Taylor
FRACTIOUS     3rd Earl of Egremont 4/1
LAVINIA     Mr Rutter 9/1
UNNAMED BAY FILLY BY DUNGANNON     Mr Lade
UNNAMED BLACK FILLY BY ERASMUS     Mr Browne
ANVILINA     Mr Stirling
      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