EPSOM OAKS 1921
The 143rd Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 3rd June 1921 and was won by Love In Idleness (5/1 fav), by Batchelor's Double out of Cornfield trained by Alec Taylor jnr, who won by 3 lengths in 2 mins 38.40 secs. The winner won £4,950 (Equivalent to £203,000 in 2017) and there were 22 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
LOVE IN IDLENESS Joe Childs Alec Taylor jnr Joseph Watson 5/1
LADY SLEIPNER P Mason Nugent Mrs H Nugent 25/1
LONG SUIT Fred Lane Alec Taylor Lord Astor 10/1
DONNA BRANCA Harry Wragg B Jarvis Mr J B Courtauld 25/1
PICARDY Herbert Jones R Marsh HM The King 25/1
POMPADOUR Jack Brennan Alec Taylor Lord Astor 17/2
PRINCESS OF MARS A Balding Lines Mr J Cooper 25/1
CLEAR TRACE R Colling R J Colling Mr C T Garland 25/1
STRATHLEVEN Vic Smyth Fred Darling Mr C Bower Ismay 20/1
ALGERIA George Hulme R Dawson Sir W Nelson 25/1
GESTURE Steve Donoghue Morton Mr J B Joel 16/1
HASTY MATCH Freddie Fox R Day Sir Abe Bailey 17/2
VERSATILE Frank O'Neill F Hartigan Lord Rosebery 25/1
VILNA A Smith R Dawson Lord Carnarvon 25/1
ORANGE MAIDEN Jack Leach Atty Persse Mr H S Persse 25/1
NUTCRACKER Brownie Carslake Atty Persse Mr Lionel Robinson 10/1
NIPPON Frank Bullock B Jarvis Mr J P Hornung 16/1
BETTINA G Bellhouse Lawson Mr W Raphael 6/1
TISHY P Evans R Day Sir Abe Bailey 25/1
KEEP TIME Ted Gardner J Davidson Mrs McGusty 20/1
LA VOITURE A Whalley Lawson Mr W Raphael 16/1
STAR OF BLYTH Tommy Burns Peacock Mr F Willey 10/1
      Over Round 149%
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