The 173rd Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 1st June 1951 and was won by Neasham Belle (33/1), by Nearco out of Phase trained by Geoffrey Brooke, who won by 4 lengths in 2 mins 41.2 secs. The winner won £15,285 (Equivalent to £481,500 in 2017) and there were 16 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
NEASHAM BELLE Stan Clayton Geoffrey Brooke Major Lionel Holliday 33/1
CHINESE CRACKER Scobie Breasley   10/1
BELLE OF ALL Charlie Elliott   5/1
OMBRETTE F Palmer   8/1
QUEEN OF SHEBA N Sellwood   6/1
SEA PARROT Gordon Richards   5/1
JAVOTTE Bill Carr   100/7
CAMBRIAN Eph Smith   33/1
BASTOGNE Joe Sime   33/1
BOB RUN Ken Gethin   100/9
JUST WYN Bill Rickaby   100/6
NORTHERN EMPIRE Charlie Smirke   33/1
CODE MILITAIRE Doug Smith   100/8
JUDITH PARIS J Thompson   33/1
LA DOUTELLE Tommy Gosling   33/1
BANGUI W Johnstone   100/6
      Over Round 120%
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