The 183rd Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 2nd June 1961 and was won by Sweet Solera (11/4 fav), by Solonawy out of Miss Gammon trained by Reg Day, who won by 1 1/2 lengths in 2 mins 39.4 secs. The winner won £18,103 (Equivalent to £384,000 in 2017) and there were 12 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SWEET SOLERA Bill Rickaby Reg Day Mrs S M Castello 11/4 fav
AMBERGRIS Jimmy Lindley   13/2
ANNE LA DOUCE Gerard Thiboeuf   100/6
TUNA GAIL Bill Williamson   100/7
LA BERGERETTE M Garcia   9/2
INDIAN MELODY Scobie Breasley   10/1
APHRODITA Joe Mercer   22/1
HIGHLIGHT Willie Carr   100/6
MYSTIFY Doug Smith   100/6
VITALITY PLUS Lester Piggott   15/2
JACQUELINE ANN Duncan Keith   25/1
SOLAR FLORE Eph Smith   22/1
      Over Round 116%
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