EPSOM OAKS 1943

The 165th New Oaks Stakes took place over the mile and a half Suffolk Stakes course at Newmarket on Friday 18th June 1943 and was won by Why Hurry (7/1), by Precipitation out of Cybiane trained by Noel Cannon, who won by a neck in 2 mins 33.20 secs. The winner won £1,956 (Equivalent to £84,700 in 2017) and there were 13 runners.

WHY HURRY SR 1882

Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
WHY HURRY Charlie Elliott Noel Cannon Jimmy Rank 7/1
RIBBON Eph Smith Lord Rosebery 5/2
TROPICAL SUN Gordon Richards Mrs Macdonald-Buchanan 7/4
HERRINGBONE Harry Wragg 9/2
CINCTURE Billy Nevett 20/1
TIDWORTH C Richards 25/1
NOONTIDE S Wragg 33/1
FRENSHAM LADY R Jones 100/1
STAR OF CEYLON T H Carr 100/1
MOLLY MAUREEN P Evans 40/1
TRY AGAIN A Richardson 100/1
SOLESA Michael Beary 33/1
WATERFLEET Stan Smith 100/1
      Over Round 115%
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