The 21st winner of the Oaks, which took place on Friday 10th May 1799, was Bellina (5/2), a filly by Rockingham out of Anna, owned by the 1st Earl Grosvenor. There were 4 runners, the smallest field in its history, and the winner won £682 (Equivalent to £80,500 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BELLINA Frank Buckle John Pratt 1st Earl Grosvenor 5/2
LADY JANE     Lord Oxford 4/1
ST ANN     Mr G Crompton 11/8 fav
POLLY BAKER     Mr Durand 8/1
      Over Round 102%
Note that Polly Baker's price was not given, but could have been at most 8/1 in order to provide a small profit of just 2%.
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