EPSOM OAKS 1948
The 170th Oaks Stakes took place on Thursday 3rd June 1948 and was won by Masaka (7/1), by Nearco out of Majideh trained by Frank Butters, who won by 6 lengths in 2 mins 40.60 secs. The winner won £10,679 (Equivalent to £384,500 in 2017) and there were 25 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
MASAKA Billy Nevett Frank Butters Aga Khan III 7/1
ANGELOLA Harry Carr   20/1
FOLIE Jacko Doyasbere   33/1
TESORO J Marshall   25/1
HEADS OF AYR A Carson   50/1
SUN LANE Charlie Smirke   100/8
VERTENCIA C Sapares   50/1
GOBLET Gordon Richards   4/1
OCEAN QUEEN Eph Smith   25/1
LA CHIPOTTE W Johnstone   25/1
MISS POLLY Edgar Britt   10/1
TUDOR LADY Tommy Gosling   100/7
FIRE SONG G Littlewood   50/1
SUMMER SHOWER G Younger   50/1
ARIOSTAR T Weston   4/1
WIMPLE M Beary   25/1
RING A RING S Wragg   25/1
LADY DUSHKA Bill Rickaby   50/1
METRONOME T Lowrey   33/1
SHY LASS E C Elliott   33/1
BODALA C Richards   33/1
KATIA III G Bridgland   25/1
GREAT FUN Ken Gethin   33/1
FAIR TURK D I Jones   50/1
SPECIAL SCOTCH P Cullis   50/1
      Over Round 135%
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