EPSOM OAKS 1949
The 171st Oaks Stakes took place on Thursday 2nd June 1949 and was won by Musidora (4/1 fav), by Nasrullah out of Painted Vale trained by Charles Elsey, who won by a neck in 2 mins 40.00 secs. The winner won £10,670 (Equivalent to £356,400 in 2017) and there were 17 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
MUSIDORA Edgar Britt Charles Elsey Norman Donaldson 4/1
CORONATIONV Charlie Elliott   6/1
VICE VERSA Rae Johnstone   5/1
MERAYAH G Lequeux   100/7
AVILIA M Beary   100/7
MISS ALLIGATOR Ken Gethin   33/1
VALE OF TOWEY Eph Smith   100/9
UNKNOWN QUANTITY Bill Rickaby   100/7
DOUBLE DEAL T Burn   20/1
PRETTY GIRL P Blanc   33/1
NO CHEATING T Hawcroft   20/1
CAMARGUE L Flavien   20/1
MIXED BLESSING W Lister   33/1
INDIAN NIGHT Gordon Richards   20/1
SUSAN V Charlie Smirke   20/1
SQUALL Doug Smith   6/1
HUMMING BIRD Billy Nevett   33/1
      Over Round 131%
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