The 160th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 3rd June 1938 and was won by Rockfel (3/1 fav), by Felstead out of Rockliffe trained by Ossie Bell, who won by 4 lengths in 2 mins 37.40 secs. The winner won £7,320 (Equivalent to £460,000 in 2017) and there were 14 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
ROCKFEL Harry Wragg Ossie Bell Sir Hugo Cunliffe-Owen 3/1
RADIANT Charlie Smirke Frank Butters Miss Dorothy Paget 100/7
SOLAR FLOWER Dick Perryman Frank Butters Mr A Butt 100/9
SLY ABBESS T Weston Lawson Sir Abe Bailey 20/1
OCEAN BASE Michael Beary Hogg Lord Glanely 33/1
SHREW Charlie Elliott France Mr Esmond 7/1
STAFARALLA Brownie Carslake Frank Mattern Prince Aly Khan 100/7
NIGHT BIRD T Lowrey Barling Mr T Blackwell 7/1
RATTOO P Maher Whitaker Miss Cowley 100/6
SWEET CORN Billy Nevett Jack Jarvis Sir G Bullough 100/8
LADY NOEL Bill Rickaby Digby Mr Digby 33/1
CROIX DE FEU Gordon Richards Fred Darling Mrs Macdonald-Buchanan 100/7
KNOLE STAR J Marshall Walter Nightingall Mrs J Wilkinson 11/2
BONNET Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 20/1
      Over Round 124%
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