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 Mme. Robert Forget 100/8
ALTANA Manny Mercer   8/1
PHILANTE Jacko Doyasbere   20/1
BARA BIBI Charlie Smirke   10/1
FESTOON Joe Mercer   100/8
HYPERA S Smith   25/1
ALFRESCO Doug Smith   40/1
BRILLIANT GREEN Lester Piggott   100/6
ALISCIA R Fawdon   28/1
ANGEL BRIGHT Willie Carr   100/8
GAIETY GIRL F Hunter   100/6
SYBIL'S NIECE Bill Rickaby   8/1
DREAM GIRL D L Jones   50/1
AMORA Edgar Britt   10/1
EASTERN GLAMOUR John Egan   50/1
CLOUDLESS SKY Roger Poincelet   20/1
RABELLA P Blanc   50/1
FEEVAGH K Gethin   33/1
FERRY BOX Frankie Durr   50/1
LA ROCCA Tommy Gosling   100/6
PLAINSONG Eph Smith   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