EPSOM OAKS 1955
The 177th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 27th May 1955 and was won by Meld (7/4 fav), by Alycidon out of Daily Double trained by Cecil Boyd-Rochfort, who won by 6 lengths in 2 mins 47.8 secs. The winner won £14,078 (Equivalent to £354,800 in 2017) and there were 13 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
MELD Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Lady Zia Wernher 7/4
ARK ROYAL Manny Mercer   8/1
REEL IN Scobie Breasley   100/6
LARK Bill Rickaby   9/1
BRAVE VENTURE Lester Piggott   100/7
ALCYONE Doug Smith   100/8
HYPERMNESTRA Edward Hide   100/1
CHEVELY BEAUTY K Gethin   50/1
INDIAN PINK Edgar Britt   22/1
FERIA W Johnstone   11/2
ARIADNE Frankie Durr   20/1
BELLADONNA Eph Smith   33/1
LA PROVIDENCE Roger Poincelet   25/1
      Over Round 113%
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