EPSOM OAKS 1941
The 163rd New Oaks Stakes took place over the mile and a half Suffolk Stakes course at Newmarket on Thursday 19th June 1941 and was won by Commotion (8/1), by Mieuxce out of Riot trained by Fred Darling, who won by 2 lengths in 2 mins 37.00 secs. The winner won £1,939 (Equivalent to £99,700 in 2017) and there were 12 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
COMMOTION Harry Wragg Fred Darling Arthur Dewar 8/1
TURKANA P Evans   100/8
DANCING TIME Dick Perryman   4/7
BEAUSITE J Taylor   100/6
PRECOCITY Michael Beary   10/1
ROMAN EMPRESS E C Elliott   33/1
FIRLE P Beasley   8/1
MERCY Eph Smith   100/6
SUNNY DEAR J Brennan   33/1
HILLHAMPTON A Richardson   25/1
SANATOGA G Bridgland   100/6
FAIENCE S Wragg   33/1
      Over Round 136%
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