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   16/1
GAY BIRD Jack Brennan   100/8
LADY LAWLESS Charlie Smirke   20/1
PILLION Dick Perryman   11/2
BONGRACE Charlie Elliott   11/2
GLASHEEN W McLachlan jnr   33/1
PIAZZETTA Tommy Weston   20/1
CITRONADE Joe Childs   100/8
PART WORN H Beasley   100/8
TRILOGY Michael Beary   11/2
RATICULE Freddie Fox   33/1
KATE COVENTRY G Archibald   14/1
WITFUL Steve Donoghue   14/1
MELON Fred Winter   33/1
KARRA Henri Jelliss   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