EPSOM OAKS 1953
The 175th Oaks Stakes took place on Thursday 4th June 1953 and was won by Ambiguity (18/1), by Big Game out of Amber Flash trained by Jack Colling, who won by a length in 2 mins 36.80 secs. The winner won £15,336 (Equivalent to £405,000 in 2017) and there were 21 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
AMBIGUITY Joe Mercer Jack Colling 3rd Viscount Astor 18/1
KERKEB Gordon Richards   28/1
NOEMI Jean Massard   9/1
HAPPY LAUGHTER Manny Mercer   10/1
SKYE Bill Rickaby   50/1
BEBE GRANDE K Gethin   8/1
NOORANI Charlie Smirke   25/1
ROYAL DIANA Edgar Britt   25/1
OCEAN SAILING Scobie Breasley   33/1
NECTARINE Bill Carr   7/1
WATERHALL Frankie Durr   50/1
DONICA W Johnstone   10/1
MISS ARNHEM Eph Smith   22/1
CHANNEL FLIGHT Tommy Gosling   50/1
BROLLY E C Elliott   100/7
LILY OAK G Littlewood   50/1
HYSSOP V Mitchell   50/1
CAPUCINE Stan Clayton   25/1
FAIR COLLEEN Willie Snaith   50/1
GRACIOUS SPEECH T Carter   50/1
HASTINESS Doug Smith   100/6
      Over Round 108%
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