EPSOM OAKS 1958
The 180th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 6th June 1958 and was won by Bella Paola (6/4 fav), by Ticino out of Rhea trained by Francois Mathet, who won by 3 lengths in 2 mins 40.80 secs. The winner won £15,557 (Equivalent to £345,400 in 2017) and there were 17 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BELLA PAOLA Max Garcia Francois Mathet Francois Dupre 6/4
MOTHER GOOSE Harry Carr   20/1
CUTTER Manny Mercer   25/1
NONE NICER Stan Clayton   100/8
TORBELLA Scobie Breasley   100/6
PRINCESS LORA J Massard   100/6
PERSIAN WHEEL Lester Piggott   20/1
CHAMBORD Edgar Britt   20/1
TANTALIZER Joe Mercer   25/1
MISTRESS GWYNNE Doug Smith   33/1
ALOSSAIRE D Ryan   66/1
SCRYER G Littlewood   9/1
VIP J Deforge   100/9
ALPINE BLOOM John Egan   33/1
STONE'S THROW J Purtell   66/1
QUEEN'S BEAST Bill Rickaby   66/1
AMANTE Roger Poincelet   100/9
      Over Round 125%
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