EPSOM OAKS 1938
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   100/7
SOLAR FLOWER Dick Perryman   100/9
SLY ABBESS T Weston   20/1
OCEAN BASE Michael Beary   33/1
SHREW E C Elliott   7/1
STAFARALLA B Carslake   100/7
NIGHT BIRD T Lowrey   7/1
RATTOO P Maher   100/6
SWEET CORN Billy Nevett   100/8
LADY NOEL Bill Rickaby   33/1
CROIX DE FEU Gordon Richards   100/7
KNOLE STAR J Marshall   11/2
BONNET Eph Smith   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