The 164th New Oaks Stakes took place over the mile and a half Suffolk Stakes course at Newmarket on Friday 12th June 1942 and was won by Sun Chariot (1/4 fav), by Hyperion out of Clarence trained by Fred Darling, who won by a length in 2 mins 33.20 secs. The winner won £1,879 (Equivalent to £87,200 in 2017) and there were 12 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SUN CHARIOT Gordon Richards Fred Darling HM King George VI 1/4
AFTERTHOUGHT Eph Smith Lord Rosebery 10/1
FEBERION Tommy Carey Lord Glanely 20/1
EAST GLEN Billy Nevett Mr T Ohlson 100/6
PAY ROLL Harry Wragg Lord Derby 50/1
PERFECT PEACE Bobby Jones Lord Glanely 100/8
TREASURE FROM HEAVEN Cliff Richards Mr Gerald H Deane 50/1
SONIBAI Doug Smith HH Aga Khan 100/7
CHEERFUL ANNE G Bridgland Mrs M Benson 100/6
SILVERHEELS G Walsh Lt-Colonel S W Harris 50/1
GLEANINGS Sam Wragg Major J H Paine 50/1
VALIANCE F Lane Mr J A Hirst 50/1
      Over Round 131%
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