The 174th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 30th May1952 and was won by Frieze (100/7), by Phideas out of Cornice trained by Charles Elsey, who won by 3 lengths in 2 mins 35.8 secs. The winner won £16,500 (Equivalent to £477,000 in 2017) and there were 19 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
FRIEZE Edgar Britt Charles Elsey Captain Alexander Keith 100/7
ZABARA Ken Gethin   9/2
MOON STAR Harry Carr   9/1
BRIGHTON BELLE Frankie Durr   18/1
PRIMAVERA Manny Mercer   50/1
HARBOUR GRACE Roger Poincelet   100/8
PHARAMIS E C Elliott   100/7
VIA CAPRI J Dixon   50/1
ALDOUSA G Littlewood   20/1
SNAP Bill Rickaby   50/1
REFRESHED Gordon Richards   100/6
ARBELE W Johnstone   11/4
ROSE OF AFGHANISTAN Charlie Smirke   25/1
CORAL REEF J Doyasbere   25/1
NEPHTHIS Doug Smith   50/1
PEGRUHEE P Evans   50/1
SOCIAL GULF Joe Sime   50/1
TRIANGLE Lester Piggott   10/1
PAKINAM R Bertiglia   50/1
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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