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   25/1
LONG SUIT Fred Lane   10/1
DONNA BRANCA Harry Wragg   25/1
PICARDY Herbert Jones   25/1
POMPADOUR Jack Brennan   17/2
PRINCESS OF MARS A Balding   25/1
CLEAR TRACE R Colling   25/1
STRATHLEVEN V Smyth   20/1
ALGERIA George Hulme   25/1
GESTURE Steve Donoghue   16/1
HASTY MATCH Freddie Fox   17/2
VERSATILE Frank O'Neill   25/1
VILNA A Smith   25/1
ORANGE MAIDEN Jack Leach   25/1
NUTCRACKER Brownie Carslake   10/1
NIPPON Frank Bullock   16/1
BETTINA G Bellhouse   6/1
TISHY P Evans   25/1
KEEP TIME Ted Gardner   20/1
LA VOITURE A Whalley   16/1
STAR OF BLYTH Tommy Burns   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