EPSOM OAKS 1937

The following Epsom Oaks 1937 clip is a 2 minute 16 secs clip from British Pathe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH6UqRyNqHU

The 159th winner of the Oaks, held on Friday 4th June 1937, was the 3/1 favourite Exhibitionist, a bay filly by Solario out of Lady Wembley, owned by Sir Victor Sassoon. A field of 13 contested the race and the winners time was 2 minutes 36.8 secs. The winner won £7,133 (Equivalent to £462,200 in 2017).

EXHIBITIONIST SR 1898

Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
EXHIBITIONIST Steve Donoghue Joseph Lawson Sir Victor Sassoon 3/1
SWEET CONTENT Wally Sibbritt Digby Mr F Dessiel 33/1
SCULPTURE Bobby Jones Lawson Lord Astor 20/1
BLACK LASHES Michael Beary Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort M Widener 9/2
FIRST FLIGHT Sam Wragg Ossie Bell Lord Londonderry 8/1
BURLINGTON LASS F Herbert Swift Mr Wilmot 33/1
NAISEBOROUGH Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Sir W Burbidge 100/6
SUNBEAT Gordon Richards Lawson Lord Astor 100/7
FIELDFARE Harry Wragg Gilpin Lt-Colonel Giles Loder 8/1
SPRAY Pat Beasley Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Major Cayser 6/1
SELIMA Richard Perryman H Cottrill Lord Derby 100/6
SOL SPERANZA M Wing Ireland Mr D Sullivan 25/1
ROCKFOIL T Lowrey Ossie Bell Lord Londonderry 33/1

RATING
In the Official 3-Y-O Free Handicap Derby winner Mid-Day Sun was rated 2lbs higher than 1000 Guineas and Oaks winner Exhibitionist, 4lbs higher than 2000 Guineas winner Le Ksar, and 5lbs higher than St Leger winner Chulmleigh. Based on their entire career performances this site rates Mid-Day Sun 2lbs higher than Le Ksar and Chulmleigh, and 3lbs higher than Exhibitionist.

Over Round 118%
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