EPSOM OAKS 1954
The 176th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 4th June 1954 and was won by Sun Cap (100/8), by Sunny Boy out of Cappellina trained by Dick Carver, who won by 6 lengths in 2 mins 39.2 secs. The winner won £14,027 (Equivalent to £359,000 in 2017) and there were 21 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SUN CAP Rae Johnstone Dick Carver (Fr) Mme. Robert Forget 100/8
ALTANA Manny Mercer France M M Boussac 8/1
PHILANTE Jacko Doyasbere France Mr Paul Duboneq 20/1
BARA BIBI Charlie Smirke Noel Murless HH Aga Khan 10/1
FESTOON Joe Mercer Tom Cannon Mr J A Dewar 100/8
HYPERA S Smith Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Mrs E N Graham 25/1
ALFRESCO Doug Smith G Colling Lord Derby 40/1
BRILLIANT GREEN Lester Piggott D Watson Mr J A de Rothschild 100/6
ALISCIA R Fawdon Lawson Mr J J Astor 28/1
ANGEL BRIGHT Willie Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM Queen Elizabeth II 100/8
GAIETY GIRL F Hunter Staff Ingham Mrs M Benson 100/6
SYBIL'S NIECE Bill Rickaby Jack Jarvis Lord Milford 8/1
DREAM GIRL D L Jones Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Mrs J Thursby 50/1
AMORA Edgar Britt Elsey Sir Victor Sassoon 10/1
EASTERN GLAMOUR John Egan Vic Smyth Mr J R Mullion 50/1
CLOUDLESS SKY Roger Poincelet R Marsh HH Aga Khan 20/1
RABELLA P Blanc France M G Courtois 50/1
FEEVAGH K Gethin W Stephenson Mr J McGrath 33/1
FERRY BOX Frankie Durr W Smyth Duke of Norfolk 50/1
LA ROCCA Tommy Gosling Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Sir H de Trafford 100/6
PLAINSONG Eph Smith H Leader Mr D de Bougumont 20/1
      Over Round 119%
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