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 HH Aga Khan III 7/1
ANGELOLA Harry Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM The King 20/1
FOLIE Jacko Doyasbere France M M le Beinn 33/1
TESORO J Marshall Staff Ingham Mrs T E Thorpe 25/1
HEADS OF AYR A Carson H Peacock Mrs M Beard 50/1
SUN LANE Charlie Smirke George Lambton Mrs W Bryant 100/8
VERTENCIA C Sapares Smyth Mr William Hill 50/1
GOBLET Gordon Richards Noel Murless Mr F Darling 4/1
OCEAN QUEEN Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 25/1
LA CHIPOTTE W Johnstone France Baron R de Nexon 25/1
MISS POLLY Edgar Britt M Marsh Mr J Musker 10/1
TUDOR LADY Tommy Gosling H Blagrave Mr H G Blagrave 100/7
FIRE SONG G Littlewood R Warden Colonel R Warden 50/1
SUMMER SHOWER G Younger George Lambton Mrs G Lambton 50/1
ARIOSTAR Tommy Weston R Day Mrs C M Woodbridge 4/1
WIMPLE M Beary Earl Brigadier T Fairfax-Ross 25/1
RING A RING Sam Wragg Harry Wragg Brigadier T Fairfax-Ross 25/1
LADY DUSHKA Bill Rickaby H Jelliss Mr G H Fairhurst 50/1
METRONOME T Lowrey Perryman Mr J E Fergusson 33/1
SHY LASS Charlie Elliott Watts Mr H J Joel 33/1
BODALA Cliff Richards Frank Butters HH Aga Khan 33/1
KATIA III G Bridgland France Mme J Lieux 25/1
GREAT FUN Ken Gethin Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Sir H de Trafford 33/1
FAIR TURK D I Jones Dines Mr W T Wheeler 50/1
SPECIAL SCOTCH P Cullis J Thwaites Mr T Peebles 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