EPSOM OAKS 1916
The 138th New Oaks Stakes took place on the Suffolk Stakes course at Newmarket on Thursday 1st June 1916 and was won by Fifinella (8/13 fav), by Polymelus out of Silver Fowl trained by Dick Dawson, who won by 5 lengths in 2 mins 35.00 secs. The winner won £1,100 (Equivalent to £103,400 in 2017) and there were 7 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
FIFINELLA Joe Childs Dick Dawson Sir Edward Hulton 8/13
SALAMANDRA Albert Whalley   Mr Neumann 8/1
MARKET GIRL Steve Donoghue   Mr W M G Singer 20/1
LADY MINTA F Templeman   Mr Fairie 33/1
WET KISS M Wing   Mr W A Higgs 75/20
BROKEN DOLL Frank Bullock   Mr J B Joel 33/1
MELGA Herbert Jones   Duke of Westminster 100/7
      Over Round 109%
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