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 Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Lady Zia Wernher 7/4
ARK ROYAL Manny Mercer G Colling Mr R D Hollingsworth 8/1
REEL IN Scobie Breasley Tom Cannon Lt-Col Gerard Fairlie 100/6
LARK Bill Rickaby Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 9/1
BRAVE VENTURE Lester Piggott Jack Jarvis Mr H D H Wills 100/7
ALCYONE Doug Smith G Colling Lord Derby 100/8
HYPERMNESTRA Edward Hide Elsey Mr J Hetherton 100/1
CHEVELEY BEAUTY K Gethin Staff Ingham Mrs M Benson 50/1
INDIAN PINK Edgar Britt Elsey Lord Allendale 22/1
FERIA W Johnstone Tom Cannon Mr S W Digby 11/2
ARIADNE Frankie Durr W Smyth Duke of Norfolk 20/1
BELLADONNA Eph Smith Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM Queen Elizabeth II 33/1
LA PROVIDENCE Roger Poincelet France Prince Aly Khan 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