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.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
WHY HURRY Charlie Elliott Noel Cannon Jimmy Rank 7/1
RIBBON Eph Smith   5/2
TROPICAL SUN Gordon Richards   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%
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