The 162nd New Oaks Stakes took place over the mile and a half Suffolk Stakes course at Newmarket on Thursday 13th June 1940 and was won by Godiva (7/4 fav), by Hyperion out of Carpet Slipper trained by Willie Jarvis, who won by 3 lengths in 2 mins 30.40 secs. The winner won £2,457 (Equivalent to £147,400 in 2017) and there were 14 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
GODIVA Doug Marks Willie Jarvis Esmond Harmsworth 7/4
SILVERLACE Gordon Richards   100/8
VALERAINE Tommy Weston   33/1
GOLDEN PENNY Michael Beary   2/1
NUIT DE NOCE T Lowrey   100/6
QUEEN OF SHIRAZ Charlie Smirke   33/1
BELLEHEIM R Perryman   20/1
DRAWING PRIZE C Richards   33/1
CHAMBRELLA Eph Smith   33/1
OLAN F Lane   33/1
JOAN DRAKE Doug Smith   100/9
MANNAWIND F Herbert   33/1
DAME DE TREFLE Harry Wragg   100/6
SELF PORTRAIT Billy Nevett   33/1
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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