EPSOM OAKS 1798
The 20th winner of the Oaks, run on Friday 25th May 1798, was the 6/4 favourite Bellissima, a bay filly by Phoenomenon out of Wren, owned by John H Durand. A field of 7 runners contested the race, which was worth £840 to the winner (Equivalent to £96,600 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BELLISSIMA Frank Buckle Richard Prince John H Durand 6/4
DUCHESS OF LIMBS     Sir F Poole 6/1
LADY BULL     Lord Grosvenor
UNNAMED FILLY BY WOODPECKER     Lord Egremont
UNNAMED FILLY BY JAVELIN     Mr Bullock
UNNAMED FILLY BY ESCAPE     Mr I Saville
UNNAMED FILLY BY VOLUNTEER     Sir F Standish
      Over Rounf N/A
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