EPSOM OAKS 1945
The 167th Oaks Stakes took place over the mile and a half Suffolk Stakes course at Newmarket on Friday 8th June 1945 and was won by Sun Stream (6/4 fav), by Hyperion out of Drift trained by Walter Earl, who won by a short head in 2 mins 30.0 secs. The winner won £6,357 (Equivalent to £259,400 in 2017) and there were 16 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SUNSTREAM Harry Wragg Walter Earl 17th Earl of Derby 6/4
NAISHAPUR Doug Smith HH Aga Khan 20/1
SOLAR PRINCESS Gordon Richards Mrs Macdonald Buchanan 20/1
PAR EXCELLENCE W Stephenson 40/1
BLUE SMOKE Eph Smith 4/1
AMBER FLASH C Richards 10/1
MINETTE P Maher 25/1
BLUE BREEZE R Jones 50/1
EXOTIC P Evans 28/1
BLUE PENNANT J Simpson 100/1
SOLAR PATH Billy Nevett 33/1
SWEET CYGNET E C Elliott 33/1
MRS FEATHER A Wragg 8/1
THEMIS S Wragg 100/1
POSTLIP Michael Beary 40/1
NO SURRENDER T Lowrey 100/1
      Over Round 114%
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