EPSOM OAKS 1926
The 148th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 4th June 1926 and was won by Short Story (5/1 fav), by Buchan out of Long Suit trained by Alec Taylor jnr, who won by 4 lengths in 2 mins 43.60 secs. The winner won £8,485 (Equivalent to £473,500 in 2017) and there were 16 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SHORT STORY Bobby Jones Alec Taylor jnr 2nd Viscount Astor 5/1
RESPLENDENT Tommy Burns Atty Persse Mr D Sullivan 16/1
GAY BIRD Jack Brennan Alec Taylor Lord Astor 100/8
LADY LAWLESS Charlie Smirke R Dawson HH Aga Khan 20/1
PILLION Dick Perryman Watson Mr A de Rothschild 11/2
BONGRACE Charlie Elliott Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 11/2
GLASHEEN W McLachlan jnr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Lt-Colonel Charteris 33/1
PIAZZETTA Tommy Weston George Lambton Lord Derby 20/1
CITRONADE Joe Childs Crawford Mr G Langley 100/8
PART WORN H Beasley Atty Persse Captain R Brassey 100/8
TRILOGY Michael Beary P Peck Lord Durham 11/2
RATICULE Freddie Fox Gooch Lord I Churchill 33/1
KATE COVENTRY G Archibald P Gilpin Mr P Gilpin 14/1
WITFUL Steve Donoghue Cottrill Mrs S Whitburn 14/1
MELON Fred Winter Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Dowager Lady Nunbernholme 33/1
KARRA Henri Jelliss Jack Jarvis Lady Richardson 14/1
      Over Round 134%
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