The 194th Oaks Stakes took place on Saturday 10th June 1972 and was won by Ginevra (8/1), by Shantung out of Zest trained by Ryan Price, who won by 1 1/2 lengths in 2 mins 39.35 secs. The winner won £29,879 (Equivalent to £388,500 in 2017) and there were 17 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
GENEVRA Tony Murray Ryan Price Charles St George 8/1
REGAL EXCEPTION Maurice Philipperon   100/1
ARKADINA Lester Piggott   6/1
LADY JONES Yves Saint-Martin   6/1
GOLD ROULETTE Ernie Johnson   100/1
ANGEL BEAM Frankie Durr   22/1
SOULIER Pat Eddery   50/1
PIDGET Walter Swinburn   9/1
AUSTRIA Willie Carson   20/1
MARISELA Sandy Barclay   7/1
BUSS Geoff Baxter   40/1
PADRONA John Gorton   16/1
BEDENI Jimmy Lindley   16/1
COLOURFUL Geoff Lewis   28/1
JAKOMIMA Duncan Keith   7/1
PARTHIAN QUEEN Bill Williamson   33/1
VALMARA Brian Taylor   100/1
      Over Round 109%
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