EPSOM OAKS 1947
The 169th Oaks Stakes took place on Thursday 5th June 1947 and was won by Imprudence (7/4 fav), by Canot out of Indiscretion trained by Joseph Lieux, who won by 5 lengths in 2 mins 40.0 secs. The winner won £7,165 (Equivalent to £276,000 in 2017) and there were 11 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
IMPRUDENCE Rae Johnstone Joseph Lieux Mme Pierre Corbiere 7/4
NETHERTON MAID Bill Rickaby R W Colling Major L B Holliday 7/1
MERMAID Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 6/1
SOLPAX M Beary Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Lord Portal 4/1
PIERRETTE Bill Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM The King 10/1
MISS STRIPES J Simpson H Jelliss Mr G C Gibson 100/6
KONAKRY R Brethes France Mme J Lieux 100/9
CANZONETTA Gordon Richards Laye Mr J W Thwaites 100/9
HELIA GAL T Weston H Blagrave Mr H G Blagrave 50/1
WILD CHILD T Lowrey Perryman Mrs Stanhope Joel 100/7
CAMERON'S PRIDE Doug Smith Drinkwater Mr J F Holland 50/1
      Over Round 126%
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