EPSOM OAKS 1918
The 140th New Oaks Stakes took place over the Suffolk Stakes Course in Newmarket on Thursday 6th June 1918 and was won by My Dear (3/1 fav), by Beppo out of Silesia trained by Alec Taylor jnr, who won by 4 lengths in 2 mins 34.80 secs. The winner won £3,400 (Equivalent to £216,300 in 2017) and there were 15 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
MY DEAR Steve Donoghue Alec Taylor jnr Alfred Cox 3/1
FERRY Brownie Carslake   Lord Derby 100/6
SILVER BULLET Otto Madden   Mr W M Cazalet 33/1
FREESIA R Colling   25/1
EARNA E Wheatley   33/1
HERSELF Freddie Fox   10/1
BENEVENTE J Evans   4/1
ZINOVIA Vic Smyth   5/1
JUDEA Arthur Whalley   33/1
REINE DES PECHES George Hulme   33/1
PRETTY BESS R Cooper   20/1
LADY EARN Joe Childs   33/1
LADY WILAVIL G Wedgewood   33/1
WHITE SQUALL W Langford   6/1
STONY FORD J H Martin   6/1
      Over Round 131%
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