EPSOM OAKS 1942
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   10/1
FEBERION Tommy Carey   20/1
EAST GLEN Billy Nevett   100/6
PAY ROLL Harry Wragg   50/1
PERFECT PEACE R Jones   100/8
TREASURE FROM HEAVEN C Richards   50/1
SONIBAI Doug Smith   100/7
CHEERFUL ANNE G Bridgland   100/6
SILVERHEELS G Walsh   50/1
GLEANINGS S Wragg   50/1
VALIANCE F Lane   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